Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sharat Katariya's Dum Laga Ke Haisha: Bonding in squabbling families not amounting to fatality
Katariya manages without the song-and-dance sequence and the end song-and-dance sequence is gratuitous to say the least.
There is the intervention of the feminist-activist-lawyer and she is neither idolised or demonised. The families do not question her ideology but accept her role at face value. But they resolve the problem within their own value framework. There is no preachiness either about traditional family values or about the gender polemics. Individuals in small towns are not willing to abandon either family or society for the sake of their new values. They work out their happiness within the blinkered and narrow social spaces.
After Basu Chatterjee's "Sara Akash"made in 1970, this is the first film that handles family scenes with warmth. Katariya's "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" follows another simple family tale told in "Vicky Donor".
Ayushman Khurana gives another brilliant performance. But Bhumi Pednekar deserves special mention because she carries off her role with aplomb.
Namrata Rao's editing shows itself through its unobtrusiveness.
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