Fridays are lovely and awaited because of films like Pataakha. A genuine Pataakha film!
Like seriously, what a film!
Who said fancy locations, remixed songs and pretty costumes increases production value a film. Watch this movie and you will know that at times even unadorned things shines brighter than fanciness.
And who thought that petty quarrels among siblings can be made into a film so entertaining and a metaphor so thoughtful.
Don’t miss the Pataakha girls and some sparkling actors in this entertainment firecracker
Watch it If you like -
Mindboggling performances especially by the leading ladies, Entertaining and Engaging
But Beware of -
People with cleanliness disorder, might have a problem with the film, yes everything’s crude. Language can be another barrier.
Read Detail Review
Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story titled “Do Behnein”, writer-director Vishal Bhardwaj’s version is set in a small town. And of course, the same has been now common in many Hindi films, tapping into the local dialect for humor and unusualness.
But when there is Vishal Bhardwaj, all this doesn’t seem for the sake of the script, it is real. Also, this entertaining explosion doesn’t only have a layer of fun-frolic but is quite deep whilst sending out good intent and suggestions.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
A story of two poles-apart-pataakha sisters, fighting over silly things, as silly as a Beedi, has good doses of both comedy and drama.
But as mentioned earlier, the movie is not just that. The charm is in the detailing. The charm is in the little moments. The charm is in the simplicity.
First, the film doesn’t seem like a 35 mm, it is more like street-theatre trying to convey something beautiful to the crowd watching it.
Then our creative director plays with the constant bicker among sisters to use it as a metaphor for India and Pakistan. The uniqueness of the same lies in the fact that it isn’t used excessively to force the message upon, neither it’s used directly to feel as if forced upon in the script.
The first half is what the trailer is made of (if you have seen). The second half is equally fun but has few dead scenes. The dialogues aren’t run-off-the-mill. Nothing seems coerced into the film. Everything is fun. Comedy is situational and craftly.
Even the narration is enjoyable. The vibe and dialect of Rajasthan is captured impeccably. The screenplay does get repetitive after a while and the need of some editing scissors is felt, yet every scene is different. That’s what the master film maker has done, brought a regular story that in the end becomes outstanding.
Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra are matchless. As Champa ‘Badki’ Kumari and Genda ‘Chutki’ Kumari respectively, the girls have taken the extreme road it seems to portray the madness their characters required.
Both are fearlessly effortless, if Radhika’s strength was with words and delivery, Sanya’s was in expressions and energy.
Sunil Grover as Dipper is just too good. The film connects more because of his role and act. Vijay Raaz as Bapu is amazing as ever, the quirk he delivers to even most serious of dialogues is truly incomparable.
Namit Das is befitting in the role of an innocent-brother-turned-defending-husband.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The music is good only in the film. What stands out is the amusing and energetic background score. Also, the songs might not make it to our playlist but the lyrics by Gulzaar Saab are quirkily desi and befitting.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Pataakha is a firecracker that sparkles with amazing performances and realistic direction.