Innocent story and vivid performances keeps one charmingly involved in the film
Movies serve many purposes.
But not all.
At times, there comes a film, that doesn’t serve any purpose other than a sweet lingering impact.
Bioscopewala is one such film, simple yet so deep. It takes you on a drive to a valley of childhood memories and adulthood bonding.
Watch it If you like -
You will just love Danny Sir in the movie, Good performances by the ensemble cast, This is a film that makes you nostalgic and makes you smile all throughout.
But Beware of -
A bit slow paced, Doesn’t cater to the appetite of masses
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The film marks the directorial debut of Deb Medhekar, who has directed over 100 commercials.
And for his first film, the director chose father-daughter relationships as the core for his modern day take on Rabindranath Tagore’s popular short story Kabuliwala. This one bond is too instant for connect and close to half of the job to involve audiences is done.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
The story, credited to producer Sunil Doshi, has its screenplay done by the director himself and Radhika Anand. A screenplay soaked with father-daughter bond, also has sub layers that talk about the bonds destroyed during the times of war.
A little reworking has been done to the original tale. The original talked an Afghan migrant as a dry fruit seller who forms a bond with a young Bengali girl because she reminds him of his daughter. Bioscope takes the place of dry fruits but the soul of the story that talks about love and separation remains intact.
The narrative is charming, sweet, simple, crisp, emotional and has an instant connect. The only lack the film may have had was, it didn’t delve more into its parallel plot, the back story of Bioscopewala. But the director’s warm-heated touch to the film covers that loose end.
As such, the film doesn’t have an out and out meaning to offer. It just impresses you with its simplicity and innocence. But when you come to think of it, the whole idea of bonding and separation, when people are forced to migrate from one place to another during war, such tales make for stories that make an impact and pushes one’s thoughts towards kindness and love.
Danny Denzongpa, totally befitting for the role, one senior actor who is a pure delight to watch, truly impresses with his act. He becomes the Bioscopewala for us. If we have to remember our childhood and the lanes we spent our evenings playing, we can imagine Danny Sir there, he was so real and into the character.
Geetanjali Thapa, the girl with charm in her eyes and soul, is so expressive and impressive every time we see her onscreen.
The supporting cast is solid too. Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra, Brijendra Kala and Ekavali Khanna, each one of them is truly convincing.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The song Bioscopewala has made a special place in our hearts, it’s so warm and friendly that it instantly makes you nostalgic.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Of course, the film has its nice audience but who doesn’t like delightful stories…There are stories you want to hear and watch and live with them forever, and that’s about it.