First things first, the movie has generated so much of interest that there are bound to be lots of hopes riding on the movie.
Now the question arises, whether the movie is able to answer those hopes or not!!!
Now lets talk about the movie before answering the question. Its not the usual movie. The actors are not well known and the storyline is not urban or something that the urban crowd (the so called Multiplex crowd) could relate with.
But the movie scores, it scores on two accounts, a brilliant storyline and an equally outstanding performance by all the actors in the movie.
The movie is about two farmer brothers, who have taken a loan against their land from the bank and since they have not been able to pay the loan, the bank is confiscating their last piece of land that they have.
So they try to get loan from the village's money lender, but they return empty handed. The only way that they find to get money is, if they commit suicide then they would receive money from the Govt. Thus Nattha the younger decides that he would commit suicide. The whole story then revolves around this incidence and how everything gets involved in this, politics, media, bureaucracy, etc.
Every character has been given a specific and definitive role, which has been performed to the T. May it be the news reporters played by Nawazuddin Siddique and Mallika Shenoy or the main character Nattha by Omkar Das Manikpuri. The movie touches the societies lacunae in a very satirical manner. So much so that you laugh at some of them. Raghuvir Yadav is briliant in his role as the elder brother, Budhia. Farrukh Zaffar and Shalini Vatsa as MOther and Wife of Nattha are also brilliant. All the characters are memorable.
A special mention for Vishal O. Sharma, playing Rakesh in this movie comes up with a very noteworthy performance. He breathes life into his character as a reporter with conscience and does beyond what his character asks for.
And how can we forget the music. Indian Ocean have shown that when it comes to folk music, they are the band to reckon with. The music is awesome and very situational. Anusha Rizvi has done a brilliant job as a director in handling so many new actors and building a powerful movie.
Cameraworks and editting make this movie even more enjoyable and crisp.
The movie reminded me of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, with its dark humour and a very similar take on a dysfunctional society.
Go watch it.