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Paranthe Wali Gali

Paranthe Wali Gali

Cast: Anuj Saxena, Neha Pawar
Direction: Sachin Gupta
Genre: Drama
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Story: A struggling theatre actor and a young girl, ‘mad over paranthas’, bump into each other in the famous paranthe wali gali of old Delhi and talk each other into fulfilling their dreams.

Review: Playwright and theatre director Sachin Gupta’s debut film with an interesting title offers a fresh perspective on life, ambition and our ability to hit back harder when life hits you hard. Very rarely do films focus on simple and light-hearted everyday conversation. Gupta brings that aspect to the forefront with the beautiful backdrop of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi (or Delhi-6, thanks to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra).

We conjointly likeable the actual fact that although supported the hero’s love for theatre, most songs and scenes do not look theatrical. Gupta keeps it real with locations, performances, interactions. whereas the sight of pleasant-tasting paranthas and pickle leave you salivating, lack of a concrete plot in addition to the film’s stagnant pace conjointly sadly leave you hungry and tired.

Plus, the story lacks direction; it wanders around without aim, lacking continuity and failing to attach with the audience. This causes you to question the motive of the film. as an example, the protagonist Maulik ( Anuj Saxena), a theatre actor/director, United Nations agency struggles to urge himself a show, goes on and on regarding his passion for ‘theatre’, however his actions don’t back his words. we do not compassionate his character or his love for the art, that is that the biggest disadvantage of the film. Saxena could be a small indefinite quantity too tasteful for his character.

On the contrary, his young heroine ( Neha Pawar), United Nations agency plays a loud Punjaban, tries to imitate Anushka Sharma and winds up wanting over-animated in most scenes. She gets higher once she’s herself. The lead actors have sensible screen presence however have to be compelled to endure voice modulation for his or her pitch stays constant. The chemistry between the 2 does not work either. Supporting actors area unit pleasant, however do not add abundant to the proceedings. The abrupt climax does not live up to the robust initial build-up either.

Gupta’s feel-good parantha lacks spice and makkhan.

Renuka Vyavahare, TNN

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