Pataakha Movie Review

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Release Date  : 28/09/2018

Genre              : Comedy, Drama

Cast                   : Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover, Vijay Raaz

Director          : Vishal Bhardwaj

Duration         : 2 hrs 16 mins

Language        : Hindi

Cult stories have always attracted and inspired Vishal Bhardwaj. Pataakha is the story of sisters who love to hate each other. This isn’t your average sibling rivalry; this is passionate and spiteful hatred for your kin. The sisters literally want to strangle and choke the life out of each other. This strange sibling relationship forms the crux of Vishal Bhardwaj’s film, where the Rajasthani language and the rustic setting present a side of Rajasthan that you haven’t seen before. But for all its novelty, Pataakha is a film that’s a bit too hard to take in.

Badki (Radhika Madan) and Chhutki (Sanya Malhotra) live in a small town in Rajasthan. They are sisters who squabble about anything and everything from stolen bidis and clothes to broken phones and TV sets. Dipper (Sunil Grover) is their nosy neighbour, who is always on the lookout for an opportunity to make the sisters go to war, while their father (Vijay Raaz), a single parent, is always trying to make peace between the warring sisters.

The performances by Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra are top-notch to say the least. Both actresses have dug deep into their earthy characters and their feisty and animated performances are worthy of applause. During the second half, the actresses put on weight too, and their physical transformations are impressive. The two sisters are nothing short of firebrands. Vijay Raaz, Sunil Grover and Sadanand Verma are equally adept with their comic timing.  Highly recommend to watch.