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Road, Movie  (2010 - Hindi)

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Road, Movie cumulative rating: 2.35 out of 52.35/5 (60 users)

Road, Movie critics rating: 2.35 out of 5 2.35/5 (9 critics)

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  • An Unusual Journey….

    Road, Movie rating: 6 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 05 Mar 2010)

    Cinema has been most important source of entertainment in our life, it has in some or another way been a source of happiness for majority of people. Now when we have modern day facilities like Hi-Fi Multiplex or a Blue Ray Home Theater, there were days when Cinema was more on the Road. There use to be lots of Moving Theater’s which use to hold shows in the rural areas or small towns of India. Dev Benegal tries to capture this lost era which has been a part of Majority of Indians {who resides outside the City}. Let’s find out what does he offer in this unique film.

    “Road, Movie” is story of Vishnu {Abhay Deol} who assist his father in Hair Oil business set up in a small town of Rajasthan. Vishnu hates his father’s business and want to try out something exciting, something different and he finds the way by helping his father’s client by delivering his old truck which is a Moving Cinema to a museum. In the way he meets a Boy {Mohammed Faisal}, a Mechanic {Satish Kaushik} and a Gypsy Widow {Tannishtha Chatterjee}. Together they ride in the lonely desert of Rajasthan, where they use Cinema as medium of Entertainment, Life Saver and many other ways.

    Story is highly inspired by Giuseppe Tornatore’s {the maker of Cinema Paradiso} L'uomo delle stele {The Star Maker}, which was a classic example of a person who showcases films on the road in small towns and how do they save him, help him and make him exploit others . That sheer brilliance is missing out here but the inspiration is there which has been used mostly in the main scenes of the film where and when the movies are shown, like at the Police Station or Fair or At the Dacoits place, etc . Besides all these the movie has its own uniqueness also by adding the local people, Water Mafia stuff etc. Screenplay is good and has loads of interesting scenes. The movie is a Visual treat as the makers have showed the Desert, Sand, Villagers, Road journey,etc in such a colorful and interesting manner. Background Music is soothing and goes well with the film. Editing is crisp and perfect.

    Director Dev Benegal has delivered a better film than his last film with Rahul Bose. Out here he showcases the journey and his travelers in an interesting form, without going in much detail. His way of usage of Cinema, Water and Oil is superb. But the moment the dacoit scene comes the movie falls down, as that scene and few scenes after that does not justify at all, though they are essential as far as the movie goes. These scenes gives Vishnu the answers he has been looking for, but sadly Dev Benegal fails to deliver it and thus end up as major negative part for the film.

    Abhay Deol looked great and has given a good performance, but somewhere I felt he had bit hangover of DEV D which also went at times against the look and feel of the movie. Satish Kaushik over shines everyone in this superb role. He shows his talent and versatility after the superb performance in BRICKLANE and gives a big slap for those who type casted him as a comedian. Tannishtha Chatterjee is good in this small role. Mohammed Faisal was quite lovable and interesting. Yashpal Sharma and Virendra Saxena deliver their part perfectly.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Dum hain, Kaafi dum hain, but shayad kutch khaas log ke liye hi hain. The movie is a Visual treat and quite unusual than our normal films. Thus might work for few and might not for most who will be seeking an out and out commercial film. But if you are in for something different with some good performances and excellent visuals then do take this unusual journey of Road, Movie.

    Ratings : 2.75/5

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