Movie Review : Pataakha

Pataakha is Vishal Bharadwaj directed comedy based on a short story by Charan Singh Pathik’s “Do Behne”…The story is of two warring sisters played by Radhika Madan as Champa Kumari a.k.a Badki and Sanya Malhotra as Genda Kumari a.k.a Chutki based in a small village pataakhain Rajasthan.

The movie starts on a high note and you soak into the world created by Vishal with crackling performances by both Sanya and Radhika supported aptly by Vijay Raaz as Bapu and Sunil Grover as Dipper.

The first half goes like a breeze and the intermission point leaves you on a high…But it is the second half where the movie is stretched and you start loosing interest as it becomes repetitive.

Pataakha could have been easily 20 mins shorter as the story looses steam as there is hardly any content to showcase.

Pataakha is worth a watch for the commendable performances and the rustic world that Vishal creates with panache.

Bollywood has definitely never seen its heroines the way it is portrayed in this movie. You love them, you hate them but you cannot ignore them. Both Sanya and Radhika are a complete revelation in the movie.

Watch it for them…they deserve a watch….

Movie Review : Sui Dhaaga

Sui Dhaaga Made In India is an inspiring story yet predictable….where the movie stands out is in the simplicity of the characters whom we see in our day to day life and also in the way Sharat Kataria creates humour as well as drama from day to day life.

You fall in love with the characters Mauji brilliantly and earnestly played by Varun Dhawan and Mamta played superlatively by Anushka SuiDhaggaSharma the moment the movie starts and keep your smile intact throughout the movie

The other two actors who make a mark are Raghubir Yadav who plays Mauji’s father and Yamini Das who plays Mauji’s mother, the rest of the ensemble cast also do a brilliant job.

The first half is just brilliant but it is the second half where the movie falls in the trap of predictability…yet it is the performances which keeps you invested.

Kudos to Sharat Kataria for choosing a subject which shows the state of our handloom workers and why they are leaving their ancestral work due to plausibility of opportunities and resources.

Sui Dhaaga- Made or is it Mad in India makes you laugh, cry and cringe as well, but at the end puts a smile on your face…