By Aditya Chakrabarty(04 Mar 2013)
Are these two tales of one country? Or, are there two countries -- distinct and different? Two Indias, one…..confident, vibrant and growing. Where liberalism is the order of the day, where consumerism tells the last word, where the future shines bright. Another, pushed to the margin. Poor, helpless, denied of even basic necessities of existence. The two ‘countries’ stare at each other. With hope and despair, belief and suspicion, joy and tears manifest in the faces of their people.
Against this backdrop, we find six principal characters who every now and then recall their past memories, are bound by daily compulsions, yet have dreams of varying colours and shades. At the same time issues of insurgency, infiltration and proxy wars co-exist in tandem.
The film, set in stark contrast through a maze of visual imagery, complex characters and changing landscapes, wakes us to a lofty realization -----“One whom you keep beneath will only tie you down …. One whom you keep behind will also drag you backwards”….…
It’s a journey from void to eternity.