Nandita Das is directing a movie? I don't know what to make of that but I do think she's extremely attractive. Haven't heard anything about her in ages.
She is indeed extremely attractive, my filmi crush since I first saw her. She's been focussing on being a Mum for the last couple of years, while also chairing the Children's Film Society My comment about her directing Vidya was just a wish, but her directorial debut was Firaaq, which I rate as one of my favourites of hers. She wasn't in it, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui was.
Hehe! So you saw it coming too, eh? It's good that you were able to still enjoy the film despite knowing the twist, I think I was too mad about figuring it out and about the inconsistencies associated with it to enjoy. But credit where it's due, Vidya, Parambrata and Kolkata (in that order) did a wonderful job. :)I definitely agree about the tight editing, though it would have worked a lot better if the twist was really a twist. As it was I thought it relied so much on the element of surprise that without that it fell flat. I made this comment before: the story in itself is really cool and quite innovative for Indian cinema, especially when you factor in all the mythology send-ups, so I think it would have worked well even if they hadn't built it around the twist. It failed for me precisely because they built everything around the big reveal at the end. I guess we have to agree to disagree on the plot because you mentioned that the story is unremarkable, but I think for an Indian movie it is pretty darn remarkable. Just wish it had been presented better: either not so reliant on the twist, or better put together so as not to reveal it prematurely. Still... a well made movie and worth watching for many reasons. It's a good start. :)
Thanks,D&N. The difference between your reaction and mine got me thinking, and I'm gongi to be examining it over the weekend on my main blog, since it's about more than just this film. Much obliged!