08 May, 2021

Do Dooni Chaar

The return of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, a self-assured directorial debut, a fine slice of Delhi life, despite being marred by a muddled ending

Do Dooni Chaar

Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Archit Krishna
Directed by Habib Faisal
Rating: ***

For a majority of viewers, Do Dooni Chaar would hold tremendous nostalgic interest. It marks the return of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor—the young, romantic twosome of the ’70s. Here they play a middle-aged, middle-class Delhi couple—the Duggals—working hard to bring up their two bright children and trying to find a perfect balance between their needs, desires, dreams and indulgences. However, the film is also interesting because it makes for a self-assured debut by filmmaker Habib Faisal, formerly an NDTV cameraperson.

Do Dooni Chaar is not so much about story-telling, focused only on its twists and turns, as it is about presenting a slice of life. Any middle-class family that has built its home from...

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