After seven years, Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa made by Buddhadeb Dasgupta released on the digital platform on November 20
Rating: 3.5 stars
It's very rare when films that capture the emotions of a common man in the most lyrical, satirical, and beautiful manner hit the screens that leave an ever-lasting impact on the mind and heart of the audience, and Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is surely one of such tale that is deeply rooted to carve the hidden emotions of the viewers, and each scene will making one feel nostalgic and heard.
Almost after a long wait of seven years, Buddhadeb Dasputa's Anwar ka Ajab Kissa released on the digital platform on November 20.
The National award-winning filmmaker was amazed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui's performance in Lunchbox.
The movie revolves around the central character Mohammad Anwar, a clumsy private investigator who works for a detective firm in Kolkata.
His work involves searching and investigating the tragedies and problems of people's personal lives which discovers many hidden aspects of society such as homosexual relations, suicide, child trafficking, and much more.
Amid the maze of investigating other's lives, Anwar is himself a loner who lives with his Dog and his only companion Laalu who was abandoned by his previous owner.
Anwar spends his nights talking to his dog, narrating tales about his childhood, the haveli of his childhood, his mother, and that one person who has left a forever dent in his heart; is his long lost love Ayesha (Niharika Singh), who is now married to someone else.
He sets on a mission to find the lost husband of one of his clients, Malini Shukla (Ananya Chatterjee), Anmol Shukla played by Pankaj Tripathi, who was excellent in his small cameo.
The film is a one-time watch that narrates the journey of Anwar. As the film grows, amid the cases he needs to solve; he is unable to solve the mystery of his emotional longing for love, respect, life, and closure.
The supporting characters in the film add a perfect amount of drama and essence that will keep the audience engaged.
The lyrical satire is filled with an emotional ride that will wench one's heart.
What worked in the film:
The extraordinarily directorial of Dasgupta.
The raw and authentic portrayal of Bengal, lifestyle, and beauty.
Nazawauddin himself is excellent in his craft. He is a breather in the entire film.
What did not work in the film:
The film is too long to understand. It's engaging but loses track in between.
It is not a massy film. The dialogues and humor are very subtle and metaphorical.
Last Updated 20, Nov 2020, 5:04 PM