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 in 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….