Short Kut - Notepad
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Shekhar (Akshaye Khanna) is a struggling writer-director, Raju (Arshad Warsi) a struggling actor and Mansi (Amrita Rao) an establishe actress in "Bollywood". And bollywood is filled with nice, not-so-nice and outright mean people. Their interaction with each other and their relationships is what the film is about.
- The animation used when each name appeared in the titles was something different and thus interesting.
- Each character is introduced well. And the transitions from one character to another though on the face were nice too.
- Though absolutely implausible, the chase scene in the end was shot pretty well.
What did not
- Where's crowd control? People on the upper floors of the "chawl" looked like they were there to watch the shoot.
- Aunties playing hockey in the "chawl" - felt a bit too put on.
- The Shekhar-Mansi hug on the moon's face was like a wedding photograph. Yuck there, yuck here!
- When the "chawl" dwellers can spend so luxuriously for someone else's comfort why are they living in a "chawl"?
- The transition that Shekhar makes when he has reached the bottom of his personal and professional life. It comes a bit too suddenly.
- The way the Shekhar's second film ended, it didn't look like a brilliant script to me. But I'm speaking with too little knowledge, aren't I? :)
- How exactly are the shots from a handy-cam going to be patched with the rest of the movie that was shot on film?
- There's a continuity break in the shot where Shekhar is sleeping. Akshaye Khanna's head-tilt is not the same when shot from different angles.