Thursday, May 31, 2012


Watch at your own risk!

Cast: Raghubir Yadav, Yashpal Sharma, Raj Tandon, Anya Anand, Manjusha Godse
Director: Gitanjali Sinha

I went for the film immediately after watching Arjun, The Warrior Prince. I had seen in the papers that the movie had won an award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and decided to find out more about it despite the new faces involved.

THE STORY: Avinash (Raj Tandon) has just failed his IIT Entrance and finds out that he has scored 78% in his Twelfth Standard. He feels dejected and lonely. While he lives in Mumbai, his parents (Yashpal Sharma and Anya Anand) live in London. Both are too busy to give their only child quality time. That’s when Avinash decides to go to his grandfather in the village. He had not met Dadu (Raghubir Yadav) in ten years. Grandfather and grandson bond together and soon Avinash’s confidence is reinstated.

MY PERCEPTION: The film has a strong storyline and that’s the only thing that works in its favour. Five songs drive you nuts in the 100-minute long film. The scenes are very slow – typical of a film where the editing is quite sloppy or negligible.

Youngster Raj Tandon has done a neat job of his role as the dejected teenager. Manjusha Godse plays his friend and she is not too bad. Raghubir Yadav is a good actor and plays an affectionate grandfather.

What I fail to understand is how a teenager is able to put up with his Dadu’s constant preaching? The dialogue from grandpa to grandson consists of sermons throughout the second half of the film. It is so unnatural.

VERDICT: Watch at your own risk!

RATING: **Shaky


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