Friday 17 June 2016

Dhanak is a fairy tale - DAY 844 (2)

Film Review: Dhanak
Date: June 17 2016
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Cast: Hetal Gada, Krish Chabria
Rating: 2.5 stars

A sister Pari and her younger blind brother Chottu live with their uncle and aunt in a remote village of Rajasthan. Everyday, they walk the desert holding hands on way to school and tell each other a story. Pari is a fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Chottu is a fan of Salman Khan and that is about the only conflict the siblings share.

Pari has promised Chottu that she will get his eyes operated before his ninth birthday so that he can watch the rainbow in the sky.

Dhanak can be described as a travelogue interspersed with exaggerated characters and undramatic events.  Kukunoor has always made simple stories and addressed social concers. Dhanak lacks the humour of Hyderabad Blues, the sparkle of Iqbaal and the drama of Dor but it is a delightful fairy tale about chasing your dreams.

Watch Dhanak for the message and the performances of the endearing Pari/Hetal Gada and the unstoppable Chottu/ Krish Chabria.


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