Movie: Choked
Direction: Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Saiyami Kher, Roshan Mathew, Amruta Subhash, Upendra Limaye, Rajshri Deshpande
Music: Karsh Kale
Cinematographer: Sylvester Fonseca
Genre: Drama
Rating: ∗∗½

The story kick starts with Saiyami Kher who plays the role of Sarita , a housewife, a bank cashier and the sole breadwinner of the family who is struggling with her daily life scenarios and how a tale of unexpected turns changes her life from the moment the chocked money starts flowing in.

The main Protagonist of the movie is the Kitchen Sink. The story revolves around Sarita and Sushant with their middle class lifestyle problems and a past mistake that keeps haunting their marriage.

“Paneer khaney ke liye Paneer bhano” , “Unke haath jodiye jinko vote Diya tha”

The story is a different visual approach constrained in an apartment and the characters living in it. The screenplay is honestly good with the few dialogues that sparks at various places throughout the movie “Paneer khaney ke liye Paneer bhano” and “Unke haath jodiye jinko vote Diya tha”. The technical aspects like the cinematography, Editing and Background Score is pretty good.

The key aspect of the movie is when it brings back the Demonization period in our country where middle class and poor family went through many difficulties which every viewer can relate to.

The film has tremendous performances from the leads as well as the supporting cast depicting the true essence of mumbai middle class life. Sayami Kher exhibits a combination of desperate, ambitious and a strong woman in her performance. Roshan Mathew as Sushant, as her irresponsible and jobless husband who is under a huge debt wins our heart with his realistic acting. Amruta Subhash leaves an everlasting impression in the mind of the viewers with her ever depending character.

Verdict: The movie is not a regular Anurag Kashyap one with vulgarity, cuss words, sex, obscene languages, violence and most of all has a Happy ending. The film lacked a fast pace storyline and missed a chord of connectivity between the sequence of events happening in the story but still keeps you hooked up with its unconventional approach. CHOCKED leaves you chocked with the mixed feelings of Laughter, Failure, Greed, Career, Money and Love. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.

Watch the Trailer here:

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