24 June, 2021

Listen Amaya

Doesn’t do justice to the nostalgia that it merrily plays on. A rather limp, listless and protracted narrative

Listen Amaya
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Starring: Farooque Sheikh, Deepti Naval, Swara Bhaskar
Directed by Avinash Kumar Singh
Rating: **

Nothing much happ­ens in Listen Amaya. Some coffee gets bre­wed, some conversati­ons take place over many a cuppa. And a girl named Amaya (Swara) feels insecure about her widowed mother Leela’s (Deepti) relationship with a widower, Jayant (Farooque). How she eventua­lly comes to accept them forms the core of a rather limp, listless and protracted narrative.

There is a parallel track about memories, and their loss, which could have been a compelling subject but is sidelined entirely. The characters and their dilemmas feel distant. Not once are you able to relate or respond to them. Moreover, a film driven by many a tete-a-tete is full of the most banal and dreary lines. Awkward, synthetic chatter abounds. In fact, some of it feels...

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