Reality is Ugly.
Anurag Kashyap’s endeavour to thrill and portray reality of life succeeds.
A kidnapped girl. Her father a struggling actor attempting to fulfill his weekly duty of entertaining his daughter. A mother unhappy with her second marriage. A stepfather/supercop whose constant desire to establish his superiority over others making the matters worse. The complicated history of these three characters. The fathers close friend who’s also his support during his hard times. The Mother’s smuggler brother’s desire for quick big money. The father’s new girlfriend. And the Police.
Everyone successful in botching up the girls rescue to the point of tragedy.
Life is not the beautiful “KK” soap they airs on television all along the day. Life is the misery faced by the characters in this movie. Misery, frustration, helplessness and wicked desires of proportions which compel everyone, including the father and the mother of the kidnapped girl, to try and gain out of the situation. There’s no one who really cares for the little girl. She’s on her own. Kidnapped. Left for dead.
This may be fiction. But it doesn’t get any real than this.
Anurag Kashyap gets full marks for this movie. So do the actors.
My Rating : 4/5