All through Friday evening a friend and I were jumping around, waiting to watch the Indian “Roshomon”. I thought it would be a good break from the mindless movies I have been watching lately. It had been a conscious choice all this while, to go into movies and forget reality and just laugh all along. Thinking can be left for late night conversation with friends. Via
The same story, different perspectives, that’s what this movie is all about. The director does not want to tell us a story; it seems that he wants us to appreciate that viewpoints can differ. Kay Kay Mennon has been amazing in the movie. His expressions at the same scene for different versions have been characteristically different. Sonali Kulkarni must work on her English or stick to plain Hindi as then her powerful acting shows through. The rest of the characters however had little to do and often it seemed that their main aim were dialogue delivery at given cues and not acting. A commendable effort, I do hope we have better versions of Via Darjeeling hitting our theatres soon. NFDC, once the breeding ground of New Age Cinema in India might have lost its sheen but is still capable of churning out enjoyable surprises.