Direction: Shlok Sharma
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi
Music: Jasleen Royal
Cinematographer: Siddharth Diwan
Editor: Kratika Adhikari
What is it about: This is a Bollywood drama which revolves around a teenager Sandhya (Shweta Tripathi) and Teacher from her school Shyam (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The film highlights the illicit affair which sparks between them, written and directed by Shlok Sharma.
Why it’s disappointing: This section can stay put for this film.
What to watch out for: One may say it kind of gets monotonous for bit but the beauty of it, is that it doesn’t deflect from the core subject and keeps you engaged in to the tangled relationship between a teacher and a student. The film at that same time keeps a balance in the sanity of the subject. Director Shlok did a neat job in etching each and every character in the film making them shine throughout with their performances. And once again another film which spells Mukesh Chabra’s casting in bold letters.
Nawazuddin makes acting look like a piece of cake. But practically it’s not as it seems, he puts a great effort in making the character look seamless. And that is something only a gifted actor can do and he’s most definitely one.
Then there was Shweta Tripathi, she fit the attire perfectly and have shown that she’s a born actress. A great amount of maturity in her performance. Commendable job by her.
There are these two child artists in the film, who will make your day quite funnier during this high tensed drama. Mohd. Samad as Mintu and Irfan Khan as Kamal were exceptional in their respective characters. And that’s where the casing speaks a lot. A perfect job in choosing them.
The cinematography may seem quite down market and that was a great move by the makers which keeps the originality of the film intact. Cinematographer Siddharth Diwan did a good job. And the edit was quite tight by Kratika & Charu.
Verdict: Shlok Sharma, did an exceptional job in bringing out a social issue to light though cinema. That was perfectly matched with a potential cast complimenting the story. Definitely worth a watch, don’t miss it.