The writing by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyup is real, refreshing, straightforward and effective. The initial few sequences simply communicate the daily lifestyle of the father which the son is attempting to adapt to. But the proceedings keep you riveted because the routine is as much unusual to the viewer as much to Rohan. The continual dominance of the father on the son doesn’t get monotonous, since the prolonged narrative gives time to Rohan to reach the threshold of his tolerance. That justifies, both, the slow pacing and the long length of the film. Also the writers at no point get carried away to portray the father as an outright villain. His character is balanced with sporadic humane shades but since he is too rigid and incorrigible, the story works towards the liberation of the son over the rectification of the father. The screenplay delicately works towards the relationships between the central characters. While the rift between Rohan and his father increases, reciprocally, he develops an endearing attachment with his kiddo stepbrother. Vikramaditya Motwane makes a terrific directing debut, offering up a film whose images will linger in your head long after you've left your seat. The best thing about the director is his ability to narrate this new story without bowing down to market orders. Udaan is realistic to the core, so much so that the viewer becomes a participant after a while and feels that he's getting a first-hand account of what the troubled teen is enduring. Director Vikramaditya Motwane makes efficient use of metaphors to emphasize his character conflicts. Rohan’s customary morning walks with his father ends with a running race which he keeps losing through the film. But as he outshines his father in the captivatingly choreographed climactic chase, narrowly escaping from his clasp, the director very competently establishes the son’s emancipation from his father’s military rule. On the whole, Story was brilliant and seemed to be inspired from personal experiences while the screenplay was terrific. Same goes for Motwane's direction. It is evident that he knew what he was doing and had done his homework well.
A good job done by the Writer, Director & the Characters.
3.5 / 5