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Filmistaan Movie Review – A Must Watch Cinematic Gem for Everyone



After getting critical acclaim all over the globe Filmistaan directed by Nitin Kakkar starring Sharib Hashmi , Inaamulhaq and others released on 6th June 2014. Here is our review of Filmistaan.

Plot-

Filmistaan has a simple yet innovative story about Sunny who is an aspiring film actor. On his journey to be a successful actor, Sunny gets kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists. Sunny slowly discovers that people in Pakistan are huge fan of Bollywood movies. Movies help him to get close with the people of Pakistan and the kidnappers. Will Bollywood movies help Sunny to get rid of the India Pakistan hatred? Will he be able to come back to India? Along with a lot of fun forms the basic plot of Filmistaan.

Direction-

Filmistaan is written and directed by Nitin Kakkar. Such a innovative plot could have been wasted only by bad direction. However, Nitin Kakkar makes sure that the plot is explored to the full potential. He has done a fabulous job and has made sure that the sensitive issues faced by people due to partition are handled with care. There is not a single point where he looses his grip over the plot. He has put his heart and soul into the film and that is visible on screen. The harsh reality of human nature is shown in a very light hearted manner.

Music-

The expectations from the music of a movie like Filmistaan are never too high. The music by Arijit Datta is situational and mixes well with the theme. The songs don’t hamper the flow and fit well into the narration.

 

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Technical Aspects-

Filmistaan is a smartly edited film as the editor Sachindra Vats manages to restrict the runtime to just below 2 hours.  Despite the film being only 2 hour long, the essence of the film is not lost.  The dialogues manage to touch your heart. They are apt for the situations created by the director.  Be it Rajasthan or Pakistan, cinematographer Subhransu has managed to present them like never before.

Performances-

Sharib Hashmi plays the role of a Bollywood lover Sunny. He plays his part with ease and is a pleasure to watch on the big screens. He is fabulous in the comic scenes and his dialogue delivery makes the dialogue sound even more effective.  Inaamulhaq plays the role of a Pirated CD dealer in Pakistan. His character has complex shades and he manages to excel in all the shades of his character, be it emotional or dramatic or comic he is simply mind blowing. The rest of the supporting cast have done a good job and just add up to the positives of the film.

Final Verdict-

Overall, Filmistaan is a completely new and different take on the India- Pakistan relationship. The  movie manages to touch various issues faced by people across border. The direction and the dialogue delivery are the two main hero’s along with Sharib and Inaamulhaq which lifts the tempo. Despite having a unrealistic climax, the movie has a lot of moments which make you laugh and many moments which will bring tears in your eyes.

Overall, Filmistaan is a movie which lovers of Indian cinema must watch and be proud of.

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