This week two films have released for which the content was nearly the same, plus socially relevant and need to explore widely and positively in urban cities. Where “Life Express” has expressed their views in the happening of ‘Surrogate Mother’ now-a-days, where the parents in the urban cities are not getting enough time to spend on their child and so they plan to handed over their child after the birth only to some villagers for their brought up in return with some good amount of money. And here with Sona Jain’s debutant movie ‘For Real’, it has been expressed that how the parents in the urban cities are not giving their proper time to their children’s in the hoards of their race in their professional life which leads to the mental imbalance situation to their children’s. Both of the films are socially relevant and a must need to explore widely in any ways to the masses, especially to the parents in the urban cities, so that they understand it positively. Whereas ‘Life Express’ can make you bore with its loose screenplay, but you can surely opt for ‘For Real’ for its gripping story, a good direction, marvelous music by none other than Zakir Hussain, and a wonderful performances by overall.
It’s the story of about young little girl Shruti (Zoya Hasan), which the Director Sona Jain has presented her entire movie through her eyes. Her mother Priya (Sarita Choudhury), who is a very good professional singer (a pop star) but had to gave up her career in London and moved back in India to be a Housewife. Her father Ravi (Adil Hussain), who is a Doctor in profession and always works round the clock due to which he is not being able to spend quality time with his family. As Priya is not happy with her life and Ravi is always stressed out with his work, they both often quarrel in front of their child. This leads to the mental imbalance of that sweet young little girl, who at this point misses her mother the most, but thinks that her this mother is not her real mother and is an alien from Orion Galaxy, and her real mother is out there at space. And so unable to accept this Alien mother in her home and desperate to be with her mother, the lonely and the scared child runs away. Now what follows in the entire movie is a child's passage to finding her real mother, a man's struggle to save his family, and a woman's journey to finding herself.
As per Jain, “ ‘For Real’ is a reminder to parents that they are the single most important thing in a child’s life and their happiness is the number one thing for their child. If the parents forget to be happy then the unhappy home situation is going to have an effect on kids.” And so this is all the film is about.
Writer-Director Sona Jain has only done one short film so far and as a debut she has extremely well picturized the movie through the eyes of the young little girl. The way Sona Jain used the flashes image which the little girl Shruti gets in her dream, which is co-related between her past and present, creates the curiosity between audiences to know what happened in the past, and this leads ahead the movie to move further into the deep of the story, gripping tight till the very last of the frame. This narration which the Director has narrated it is enormously beautifully and a definite deserves an appreciation as a debutant.
Performances by overall all of them were super powerful, especially by the long awaited famous woman ‘Sarita Choudhaury’, who is better known in the films like ‘Kamasutra’ – By Mira Nair, ‘Mississippi Masala’ – By Mira Nair, and in Hollywood worked in films like ‘Lady In Water’ – By M. Shyamalan, ‘A Perfect Murder’ starrer Michael Douglas, and many more. She came back to the Indian Screen after about 14yrs, and had given once again a very delightful performance. Along with him Adil Hussain, who we had seen him recently in the film ‘Ishqiya’ as the husband playing role opposite with Vidya Balan, has performed a tremendous act in this as a husband playing role opposite to Sarita Choudhury. His whole balanced act along with his body language and mannerism, familiarizes and impresses the most. Also not to forget about the cute little girl Zoya as Shruti, which has a strong screen presence and you would definite feel for her innocence and pity about her character. Also the famous Sriharsh Sharma as Paras (Brother of Shruti), who has received as the Best Actor Award, has given a super splendid performance which he certainly deserves for that award.
Music by none other than Grammy-award winner Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain was exceptionally breathtaking. He came back to serve his fine music and honored our Bollywood Industry after a gap of about 8yrs (Prior to this was ‘Mr. and Mrs. Iyer - 2002). With his very extraordinarily music, the overall impact of the film was charmed even better. Those are strongly with the word ‘music lovers’ will definitely get amaze by feeling his music.
For the ‘Movie Lovers’ - Do not miss this one who have achieved Five International Awards, and has run in various other film festivals. plus had made a rare entry at DPR Korea’s premiere film festival where hardly any Indian Film has been played there, this film ‘For Real’ has being personally invited to play at DPR Korea’s premiere film festival, 12th Pyongyang International Film Festival that runs from September 17 to 26, 2010.
And for audiences – Do not miss this one if you want to catch up some interesting social relevant topic, especially a must watch for all the urban cities parents.
Note: Too bad that it’s running in only selected cinemas.
3.5 / 5