Siddharth The Prisoner - Notepad

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

It's dark and it's abstract and it'll make you think. What is it that will liberate you from the trappings of life? An outstanding performance by Rajat Kapoor and some thoughtful yet simple background music keep you company in this extremely slow-paced film.



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Plot Summary

Siddharth, a once-famous author is just out of jail. He wishes to reboot his life slowly, gradually. Only to find himself in possession of a huge sum of money in exchange for a story he has written presumably about his life in prison.

What Worked

  • The play of power between Asim, Amin, and Mohan.
  • The attitude of the police towards a writer.
  • The promo kept coming to me and it made me curious about the movie even while I was watching it.
  • The kid smoking in the background.
  • People playing Goddess Laxmi (the Goddess of wealth) in the foreground and the same wealth creating havoc in the lives of all people involved in the background.
  • Is honesty actually stupidity?

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The shots of VT station in the beginning? Why were they there?
  • The religious references. Didn't make much sense and sort-of distracted from the point.