For me, this among those few movies where you sort of miss the feeing of watching it for the first time.
A fine film. I felt this is what Ramprasad ki Tehravi would have thought of achieving (given the common factor of an extraordinarily talented ensemble cast and a central theme of death in a joint family), but didn’t quite manage it.
This is not a perfect film by any means. It digressed several times. However, given the number and variety of topics it aimed to touch, the final product didn’t come out to be a total disaster. I’d count that…
The problem with the ‘angry sexy man’ trope based dramas is that you take out the stylishly smoked cigarette and alcohol abuse, and the protagonist starts looking stupid. The stupidity becomes more pronounced if the story doesn’t tell you why the hell is he like that in the first place.
That’s about how this extremely hyped ‘coming-of-age’ movie sums up for me.
This is one of the prime examples displaying why Abhay Deol will never ever face the criticism of being a ‘product of nepotism’ despite being from a prominent film family. The balls on the man to do such varied and ever interesting, not to mention unconventional, roles will certainly place him among the revered elites for the true lovers of Indian cinema.
Now the movie. It’s possible that the reveal won’t make you jump in your seat but the slow…