Film: "Jal"; Cast: Purab Kohli, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Kirti Kulhari, Mukul Dev; Director: Girish Malik; Rating: ****
It's a never-before experience. Tapestried and tempestuous, the tides of Girish Malik's narrative rise and swell like the frequent sandstorms in the desertscape that Sunita Radia's camera captures so evocatively in this saga of raging ragas.
There is more than just a little bit of Shakespeare in Girish Malik's directorial debut. "Jal" leaves you with many fluttering strands of thought swimming in the tormented tides of humanity's most deprived and financially challenged part of civilization where drinking water is more precious than gold.
Malik's richly layered narrative sweeps across the Rann Of Kutch landscape in an exhilarating arched sweep that subsumes poetic beauty and human squalor, all» Read full review
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