That Girl In Yellow Boots - Notepad

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

That Girl In Yellow Boots is a simple story with soul about a girl who has lost hers and is desperately looking for it. Even if what she is looking for is an image of a father she's never had and always wanted. Whether or not she finds the father is as important as what she goes through to find him. The gritty nature of the film and the subject is not something all of us can handle for it takes guts to accept the truth about the society that we are a part of. It's an important film but not one I'd want to watch again.

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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

Ruth (Kalki Koechlin), a UK, is looking for her father who abandoned her 15 years ago.

What Worked

  • The uninvolved, indifferent way in which Ruth deals with her clients but her heart-broken/stunned stare when it comes to the same thing with her boyfriend. Almost as if she had been raped.
  • The manner in which the actor who plays the spa-owner stands up to Naseeruddin Shah. I liked the acting, though it'd have been nice to see her face a little more than just shots of her back.
  • The background score - especially towards the climax of the film.
  • The camera work - especially at the times it stood still and let us take in what was going on, on screen.
  • The framing of some shots is beautiful. For example, the opening shot.
  • The yellow tinge given to the entire film.
  • The one line cameos to Piyush Mishra, Makarand Deshpande.
  • The no-line cameo to Rajat Kapoor.

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

  • How did the father know?