Cast – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Mohammad Samad, Irfan Khan

Director- Shlok Sharna

Writer- Saurav Sharma

Is very offbeat and realistic cinema that has been critically acclaimed in international film festivals.

The story is based in a village and is about the relationship between a 15 year old girl and her school teacher who is also her tutor. The story is as seen and told through the characters of two young boys who study with her and one of whom is infatuated with her and tries his best to woo her.

Because the story is told as seen through their eyes, it manages to keep the heavy subject on a lighter note. The movie has a dark sense of humour and the child actors and Nawazuddin deliver it with finesse.

The dialogues and their naughty antics add humour. And the bonus is Nawazuddin ‘s dialogue delivery and he is a master when it comes to this aspect.

The film has been shot in real locations and the performances are the star of the film.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui proves once again that he’s one of the finest actors of today. Shweta Tripathi of Masaan fame gives a great performance and so do the child actors Irfan Khan and Mohamad Samad. Samad is exceptionally good.

The screenplay leaves a lot to be asked. It was patchy and had lots of dots to be joined. It might be considered slow at places though that seems quite natural considering the set up and plot.

The cast was superb by Mukesh Chhabra of Dangal fame. Shweta Tripathi (28 years) playing a character 15 year old was almost perfect except that in many places, her expressions seemed too perfect for a 15 year old.

Nawazuddin was the major highlight and carries the film’s saleability on his shoulders entirely.

Nawazuddin fans or those that have a palate for realist cinema can opt for this one.

Score 7 on 10

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