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The Great Indian Butterfly review by The Telegraph
The Great Indian Butterfly critic rating (The Telegraph): 3
The Great Indian Butterfly review by Times of India
The Great Indian Butterfly critic rating (Times of India): 3
The Great Indian Butterfly review by Mumbai Mirror
The Great Indian Butterfly critic rating (Mumbai Mirror): 2
The Great Indian Butterfly review by Mid-Day
The Great Indian Butterfly critic rating (Mid-Day): 2
The Great Indian Butterfly review by Indiatimes
The Great Indian Butterfly critic rating (Indiatimes): 2.5

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The Great Indian Butterfly  (2010 - Hindi)

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The Great Indian Butterfly cumulative rating: 2.75 out of 52.75/5 (49 users)

The Great Indian Butterfly critics rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5/5 (5 critics)

My Rating

  • The Great Indian Middle Class Pipe Dream

    The Great Indian Butterfly rating: 5 out of 10(Pritam Roy wrote on 01 Apr 2010)

    Disclaimer: This movie is not for people who love nature. It's rather well suited for people who love philosophy. There is some revision of Indian mythology, too. Yes, there is a mythological background, dating back to the Mahabharata.

    It captures the angst of the great Indian middle class to some extent. Life becomes equivalent of taking part in the corporate rat race, chasing dreams like a house by the sea, big car, a second home maybe, foreign vacations, matching up to peers and so on.

    Krish (Aamir Bashir) and Meera (Sandhya Mridul) are taking a week off, to search for The Great Indian Butterfly, which they have read about, which brings peace, love, luck and happiness...but no one has seen it since long. Their married life is in a mess, fighting the daily struggle, leaving little time for quality time together. The trip doesn't start well and they carry their stress and bickerings along. Apart from work related stress, Meera is also dogged by the presence of Liza (Koel Purie) in Krish's life, with whom, he had a past relationship. They also have some other ghosts from the past which keep haunting them. Just as the movie has to end, their search also comes to an end. It's for you to find out, if the outcome is productive for them or useful for you. It's definitely not very difficult to predict the outcome though.

    Aamir Bashir is good and natural. Sandhya Mridul does her part. Koel Purie has a truncated role and doesn't have much to offer. Barry John is a disappointment. For some reason, he is too much visible on screen these days. I think, running his acting school should do him fine, unless these appearances are some kind of guru dakshina he is extracting from his students. Music is average. Shibani Kashyap performing to Thodi Thodi Sanjh is the only saving grace. Making the movie in English would have already made the movie accessible to a few...lack of entertainment value would keep away others.

    If you feel lost in the current scheme of things in urban India and feel somewhere, something is missing...watching the movie may give you some hints. Or, may just make you feel more depressed, depending on your current state of mind.

    So, if watching butterfly or any kind of insects is your thing, you better switch on National Geographic or Animal Planet. You have a higher chance of getting lucky! After watching this one, I was wondering, if "Road, movie" genre is so difficult to make.

    P.S. Don't know if San Storm paid for their car to be used in the movie. But, the movie is definitely a nice commercial for them. The home made convertible gives a good performance in supporting role.

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