Re-watched after more than a decade. I wasn't too impressed with the movie when it was first released. The story line was fairly dour.
I enjoyed the visuals this time around. Some how, it has aged better than I remember it.
Gomes is a wonderful director. So, it is nice to watch him at play. He is too much at play here though. It is like a meandering diary more than a film with scattered notes. I don't mind it, despite it being tedious.
Disability is a taboo in India. People stare, there are hardly any facilities and life is hard. So, I am glad this movie was made. It is a very personal movie for Shonali Bose, the director, who lost a loved one.
It isn't a coincidence that the protagonist has it easier in the US compared to India. If this movie helps people understand to treat others with humanity, it's work is done.
Let them have their freedom and their dignity!
I watched the film after reading Eli Hayes on it. It was playing at a theater near me. It is an intelligent horror film with tight story, editing and structure.
Though it is around 100 minutes long, as it is so compact, it feels like you have watched a lot more. The movie builds up at a nice pace. However, you are terrified all the time.
Around 30% of the theater was full, possibly as it was a Sunday and…