A masterful ode to relativity theory! You don’t feel the presence of something until you know what its absence feels like – and vice versa.
This movie looks simple on the surface but like a great artist the director has left hidden messages strewn all throughout the plot.
The death of Avinash’s father sets in motion a journey that forms unusual friendships, relationships with complete strangers, the budding of a love story and a deep understanding of what the world looks like through other people’s eyes.
Irfan Khan portrays a very unique kind of funny with his in-the-moment character. He is a person with a huge heart but one that commands due respect, a gentleman with a penchant for the proper.
Dulquer Salmaan, an established Malayali actor, is fantastic in his Hindi debut. Just the perfect amount of restrained emotion, everyday guy looks and an ease with which he attracts the attention of the viewer for the entire two hours.
Mithila Palkar, a rebellious teenager with a skewed sense of right and wrong, is trying to find herself as she inches towards adulthood.
Each of theses three characters have different family circumstances, especially when it comes to the relationships with their fathers and each find their solace in different ways.
If you are expecting a fast paced, glamorous, somewhat predictable movie, this is not it. Watch it for all that’s happening in the “now” of the plot and dare to read between the lines. (9/10)