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Chintu Ka Birthday movie review - A B'day worth celebration

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Language: Hindi

Writer / Directors: Devanshu Kumar, Satyanshu Singh

Leads: Vinay Pathak, Tillotama Shome

A simple and beautiful story always triumph the budget constraints. This film makes you believe in that. I never saw the trailer, so i had no idea on what this movie was about. Set in Iraq just after the Saddam Hussain era, it deals with an Indian family trying to go back to their roots. But circumstances are against them. In the midst of chaos, they decided to celebrate the bday of Chintu, their younger son which has been pending for many years now. What starts off as simple done deal gets escalated into a tension bound situation. The entire drama happens with the four walls of the house hold. The director masterfully shows chaos of what happens outside, through walkie talkie and sound effect without showing the actual scenes. The core message is conveyed to us with the limited, impressively-realized perspective of being trapped inside the house. The household stands as an allegory of people beliefs and their various backgrounds. Its a smart film in which it uses its limited resources and point-of-view to make humanity a non-political issue. By no mean this a super impactful film , but it gives a nice little hope and reflection on humanity which can create wonders in this mad world.

Verdict - 3/5(Trapped Humanity)

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