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The Girl On The Train
Abhay Patil has rated 3 movies,
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Appreciate your response to my comment Abhishek! Crux of my point is simply this - the technique, snippets, dialogues chosen by the script writer and director left a feeling of a solid and gripping narrative - without any kinks - which is the key.
I sincerely believe that most reviewers in general - and this reviewer in particular - just don't get it. They just love to take the movie piece by piece and revel in exposing inadequacies they find in those fragments. Truly they miss the forest for the trees. I by no means am saying that if the subject is noble it's criminal to criticize the film. My only point is that "the whole" is exponentially more than the sum of the parts in the case of this movie. I say this based on my own experience as well as after talking to many - especially youngsters. I believe the script writer and the director have done an excellent job bringing to fore the story of Amtes in a way that would excite and inspire the masses - specifically the youngsters who are so consumed by the global culture that they hardly relate to the stories from their immediate surrounding.
Would be good if you could also include the Censor certification (like A, U, A/U etc.) and USA rating (whenever applicable like PG13, NR etc.) in the specs.
I take some exception to the parental guidelines you have posted. Language: "some expletives" is an understatement. It's quite littered with expletives. Also Nudity & Sexual content is far more explicit than "A few intimate scenes" as you mention.
Yours is my favorite review of the film - I would have written it exactly this way. Thank god we had a full lunch before the 1 PM show! Wonderful movie with Mumbai as the principal character. The image that stayed with me is of a dabbawala on his bicycle with a load of tiffins on a busy Mumbai road braving Monsoon showers in full fury. Irrfan Khan defines underplay and Nawazuddin shows how he can be the character to the bone. Nimrat Kaur is vulnerability personified and Bharti Achrekar emoting just through her voice is the quintessential Mumbaikarin.