Starring: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Ila Arun, Ravi Kissen
Directed by: Shyam Benegal
Well Done Abba has its heart in the right place. Shyam Benegal raises a relevant issue—the welfare programmes, their implementation and efficacy. In the interiors of water-deficient Andhra, Armaan Ali (Boman) goes on a quest to get a well dug in his land. He procures a BPL certificate to get the cash sanctioned from the government under the ‘free well’ scheme. However, soon he realises that in wending his way through the corrupt officials, he is left with little of that amount. He then goes about reclaiming this ‘well that never was’, using RTI as a weapon. On paper, it’s a perfectly interesting idea but goes wrong on the screen. In taking us through the maze of...