Amidst the controversies movie ‘Udta Punjab’, there is another movie titled ‘Dhanak’ that is marking its presence felt in cinemas and spreading its ‘Dhanak’ with the rave reviews.
Nagesh Kukunoor directorial ‘Dhanak’ is generating positive response all over. Pari (Hetal Gada) and her blind brother Chotu (Krrish Chabbria) have left everyone amazed with their outstanding performance.
Movie Dhanak was recently screened at the “65th Berlin International Film Festival” where it won the Crystal Bear Grand Prix for Best Children’s Film. Amidst usual rom-com’s and masala entertainers there exist another kind of cinema which is known for its strong content.
When most of main stream Bollywood movies are busy cashing on cheap titillation and scenes, here comes a story of power of hope, determination and the human spirit from “IQBAL” and “DOR” fame director Nagesh Kukunoor which is free from all commercial elements.
Set in the harsh desert terrain of Rajasthan, its a story 10-year old girl Pari and her 8-year old orphaned brother. Duo restore to a road trip through the sand dunes to meet their favourite star and fulfill a promise that Pari had made to her brother.
What follows is her journey on getting her brother to see the bright colourful world with the help of her star. Their magical journey through Rajasthan is full of colourful characters.
The film winning awards at prestigious festivals have pumped up the hype around the film. It is produced by Manish Mundra, Nagesh Kukunoor and Elahe Hiptoola.
VERDICT: “Good things come in small packages” Dhanak aptly justifies this quote. Its a feel good family entertainer. Don’t miss the beautiful journey of hope.
CAST: Hetal Gada, Krrish Chhabria, Rajiv Lakshman, Vipin Sharma, Fllora Saini, Ninad Kamat, Suresh Menon, Vibha Chhibber, Vijay Maurya, Chet Dixon