PATAAKHA

PATAAKHA
Review Rowdy -

Plot = The movie is based on writer Charan Singh Pathik’s short story “Do Behnein”, which is setup in Rajasthan.

It showcases the childhood to middle age journey of 2 warring sisters, Champa a.k.a Badki (Radhika Madan) and Genda ak.a. Chutki (Sanya Malhotra), who cannot tolerate each other, even a bit. So, will Champa & Genda be able to get rid of their grudges, or are they destined to hate each other for the lifetime?


Opinion = The biggest problem with the movie is that, the makers have disclosed the entire plot in the trailer itself. Right from the first frame, the movie is highly predictable, with a dearth of a “surprise element”. Also, the lead actresses are shown in a shabby condition almost for the entire runtime of the movie. As an audience, you will feel that they have not taken a bath since ages.

In the first half, the makers take a hell – of –a – time in establishing the lead characters, which is highly boring and unbearable. The movie picks up pace in the second half, and the presence of many LOL Moments, makes it an entertaining and engaging affair. The movie turns the game completely in its favor, post interval. Nonetheless, it’s a complete family entertainer, which will give you a comic relief, from your daily – life challenges!

Performances = The performance of both the lead actresses, Radhika & Sanya, is top notch. They are the heart and soul of the movie. I am not able to imagine any other pair, to play such energetic and vibrant characters. Kudos to their performance. Also, actor Sunil Grover, as Radhika & Sanya’s friend DIPPER, has shined in his performance. His presence in any scene was enough to bring smile on the faces of the audience. As expected, actor Vijay Raaz has justified the role of a loving and henpecked father, through his outstanding performance. The supporting cast also gave a decent contribution in enhancing the overall impact of the movie.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = The entire movie has the touch of the direction style of Vishal Bhardwaj.

Village Locations, Rustic Background, Shabbily dressed characters, touch of regional dialect, everything belongs to the legacy of VB Pictures. As a filmmaker, I have only liked Vishalji’s MAKDEE and MAQBOOL, till date. Also, his writing skills were praise – worthy in the highly acclaimed movie TALVAR. If I ignore the flaws of the first half and the climax sequence, I liked his Direction this time. The Production Design and the Make Up Artists have done a praise – worthy job. The songs of the movie are also decent.


Rowdy Rating = 3.5 / 5   

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