Star Cast: Palash Sen, Yashpal Sharma, Ira Dubey, Kymsleen Kholie and Prisha Dabbas
Director: Biswajeet Bora
Producer: Kholie Entertainment
Claps for: Storyline, Direction, Cinematography, Performances and Songs
Slaps for: Nothing
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: We all love taking vacations from our hectic and routine life to enjoy a few moments of peace and relief at various vacation destinations which are pleasing to the eye and the senses. These vacation destinations are usually the green and lovely mountains with trees everywhere. Well, the point is- why don't we start planting trees, become environment conscious and change our 'Jahaan' to make it a better place? That is exactly what this movie deals with, through the story of a young Assamese couple who live in Mumbai but their heart still wanders back to that beautiful land!
Performances: Palash Sen delivers a nice and natural performance! He makes the job look easy, despite not being a regular actor himself! It is usually a bit different for the audience to get used to a new acting style apart from what they watch every now and then, but Sen’s acting looks so convincing, especially in the scenes when he acts like a typical father talking to his daughter and a husband who loves his wife but hates her annoying habits!
Yashpal Sharma is the one who completely steals the show with his act! He is a delight to watch as Nalia Kai, a role quite different from what he usually does. He will win your heart as the Assamese village man with a big heart, even in the little screen time given to him!
Ira Dubey looks gorgeous, but in her attempt to get the expressions and Assamese accent right at the same time, she ends up over-acting at places; however Palash’s presence and the concentration on the story-line makes it up for her performance at those places!
If previous week’s release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ had the little surprise package Harshaali Malhotra, then this week the movie brings another surprise in the form of Kymsleen Kholie! She plays her part so well, with the required maturity and restrained expressions! You can feel her pain as the maid who is forced to live in a city she still hasn’t been able to accept; and as the child who is trying to be happy with whatever she has been getting!
Prisha Dabbas as Palash and Ira’s daughter is cute and does her job well!
All other actors have done a commendable job too!
Direction: It is the simplicity of the film that will bowl you over! It is simple, yet brilliant! And the credit for that goes to the director Biswajeet Bora and his entire team. The director takes care of every little detail, be it the Assamese towel in the house of the Assamese couple or the sindoor on the forehead of Ira Dubey no matter how her role turns towards the end; thereby showing how perfect the characterizations have been! Yes, the characterizations are superb and relatable- be it Palash’s role as the middle-class man fighting to make a living, Ira’s role as the women trying hard to adapt to the city’s lifestyle or Kymsleen’s role who has lost her childhood and innocence to work but is still managing in the big city with hopes!
The director makes sure to show Assam in the most beautiful way possible; you just can’t come out during the Interval without gushing about packing your bags to leave for the beautiful state! The messages of treating Assamese people as Indians, saving the environment and taking care of family above all is shown wonderfully!
And yes, he does not show this movie in a serious or philosophical way but keeps it funny along with jokes and a lighter approach to the movie making it a delightful watch for the entire family!
Combo-On-Offer: Light Humor + Social Message
Verdict: We give the movie Thunderous Claps for its presentation and delivery of a social message!