18 May, 2021

Filhaal

Any pretensions that Meghna carries forward the Gulzar tradition are dispelled in the first half hour.

Filhaal
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Starring: Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Sanjay Suri, Palash Sen
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Rating: *


The best thing are the names—Tabu and Sushmita as Rewa and Siya, two friends ready to do anything for each other. They fail, however, in keeping the interest alive in this much-awaited movie. But any pretensions that Meghna Gulzar carries forward the Gulzar tradition are dispelled in the first half hour of the movie itself. To begin with, there is little by way of screenplay. Meghna, it seems, had an idea which she forgot to evolve into a script. So she does the next best thing—play around with moments and emotions in the hope that the audience will connect somewhere with a super-clean, super-sanitised version of Doosri Dulhan. But her personalised interpretation of the 'woman carrying someone else's baby' story rings a false bell. The upper-class setting is devoid of any reality touch—houses are full of blues and yellows while human beings wear white and matching colour shades. They are too...

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