Bioscopewala Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 25/05/2018
  • Genre              : Drama
  • Cast                   : Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra
  • Director          : Deb Medhekar
  • Duration         : 1 hour 35 mins
  • Language        : Hindi

The movie is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s famous short story ‘Kabuliwala’, it is about a young girl’s quest to discover more about her dead father’s friend who used to play bioscope shows for her as a kid. With Bioscopewala director, Deb Medhekar proves that with the correct vision, imagination, a well-planned screenplay and a talented cast, the tide can not only be reversed but can be conquered too.

Set in the post-war era and spanning across decades and countries. Rehmat Khan played by Danny Denzongpa, a selfless man who is uprooted from his homeland, lands up in Calcutta where he depends upon his bioscope to earn a living. Estranged from her photographer father Robi Basu (Adil Hussain), Mini (Gitanjali Thapa) has to travel back to Kolkata from France where she is studying, to collect her father’s remains after his airplane meets with a freak crash. Rehmat gets emotionally attached with Mini as she reminds him of his own beti-jaan back in Kabul.

Debutant filmmaker Deb Medhekar has quite skilfully adapted Tagore’s classic story for the screen. Danny Denzongpa as a Bioscopewala is so perfect that his short time on screen leaves us wanting more of his excellent acting prowess. Watch it to re-live the 126-year old Tagore story. Watch it for a contemporary spin to an age-old tale that only a talented film-maker could have given. Watch it for exemplary performances by the lead and the supporting cast. Don’t miss it.