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Filmistaan  (2014 - Hindi)

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  • Dipen Guha


    Filmistaan rating: 8 out of 10

    By Dipen Guha(24 Jan 2015)

    FILMISTAAN :- Not with catchy familiar faces, but with the same with those, literally and virtually faints, the maker Nitin Kakkat has created a film, a documentation of fraternity that issues out of creative zeal. A fanatic fan of Bollywood movies is a foil in his film career. He however gets a chance to work as an assistant director to an American project that is commissioned to shoot a documentary in the remote of Rajasthan, close to Pkistan. The man gets wrongly abducted by terrorists and flung into a heath, owned by a man of his age who, besides being a movie maniac, ... » read more

Film: "Filmistaan"; Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Innamulhaq; Writer-Director: Nitin Kakkar; Rating: ****

Hold this film tight. There is an utterly moving sequence towards the end of this lovely parable on cross-border amity where Sunny(Sharib Hashmi), who has strayed into Pakistan, confesses to Aftaab(Innamulhaq) that he is obsessed with Bollywood and wants to be a hero, though he knows he doesn't have it in him.

"Mera asli hero toh tu hi hai," Aftaab tells Sunny sincerely.

For me, that moment sums up the mood of this big-little film. Made at a shoestring budget by fringe talent, the film shows us that true heroes can be found in most unexpected places.

Try this hamlet in the back of the beyond in Pakistan where our Bollywood struggler is locked up by militants who actually wanted to kidnap Americans» Read full review

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