Sui Dhaaga (2018)

Director Sharat Katariya presents a simple story with hurdles for the common man who wants to achieve a dignified livelihood that resonates with him.

Mauji (Varun) and Mamta (Anushka) play a married couple caught in the routine struggles of life, when they are faced with some challenging circumstances. How they deal with them and create something they are proud of, forms the crux of the film.

The wealth of the film is in its supporting cast, ably led by the lead pair. They give the flavours required to move the narrative forward and evoke our connection with their plight. At just over 2 hours, it’s concise and authentic.

3/5

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Dum laga ke haisha (2015)

Rarely does a movie come along which is so complete and true to its craft, that you feel you have lived it with its characters. The newest offering by Yash Raj does just that, by recreating haridwar and hrishikesh in 1995 and introducing us to Prem, Sandhya and their families.

There is not much to be said when every detail screams authenticity and the characters are so well written and acted that stereotypes and prejudices parade in front of you with muted abandon. Issues of patriarchy, weight, gender, skin colour are all dealt with in ‘by the by’ manner. It was interesting to see the concept of and reasons for love, marriage and relationships in general.

Performances by the ensemble are top notch. Duration of 2 hours makes it quick and crisp. Direction by Sharat Katariya is brilliant.

Give it a go!

3.5/5