Monday, October 16, 2006
Dor - My Movie Review (Updated!)
Guys, don't miss this movie! Nagesh Kukunoor has outdone himself as a writer and director of this film. I can't understand why this movie has not received more attention from the media. This should have been our Oscar entry, I sincerely think! The subject is a far cry from the usual run of the mill storylines that Bollywood can't seem to churn enough of. It deals with two women from very different backgrounds whose paths are intertwined and the emancipation of one from a ghunghat clad, subservient widow to a strong willed person who stands up for herself & demands answers for the double standards that tie her down. Gul Panag and Ayesha Takia are a revelation as actors. Their performances are outstanding! It is refreshing to see a Hindi movie where actresses are not caked with make-up, there's no over-the-top acting and a very down-to-earth story told in a realistic way. Don't miss this one!
Updated on 10/17/06: Whenever I've seen a movie that somebody else raved about, I have invariably felt a little let down. Mainly because my expectations would be high and the movies would always fall short. So I felt that I have to provide a balance in my review with the things that were not so good about Dor. So here goes.
The pace gets a little slow and the movie drags at times. Nagesh Kukunoor's character(he plays a small role) seems out of place and rather superfluous. Shreyas Talpade, who provides comic relief in an otherwise serious movie, gets very annoying with his excessive mimicry. That apart, I still say Dor is a must-see! It is not often that a film of this caliber gets made in Hindi cinema. So, go get it, folks!