I feel some critics are either being too careful or never understood what cinema is while talking about the film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a story of Sandy (Parineeti Chopra) and Satyendra (Arjun Kapoor) who meet in a strange situation and have to run away to save themselves from the people with the killing intent.
The screenplay is written by Varun Grover & Dibakar Banerjee and directed by Dibakar Banerjee.
Now, before I jump in to the reasons let me give you a short review of the movie.
The film, from the first frame till the last, is amazing and well-paced with adorable characters including the leads who are not the superstars or comedian; they are normal humans living their stupid lives. The screenplay has avoided all the clichéd elements expected from such a run-travel-escape-or-be-killed story. The characterizations of two leads are never heroics or seems-to-be romantic. Their behaviours speak the gravity of the situation every second while the side characters graces the space with their innocence and daily-life dialogues; Chuckles you will be hearing yourself doing every now and then while routing for the leads to escape somehow from the dangerous situation. The simplistic and natural twists in the story make this watch a pleasant one with your eyes glued to the screen and mind in the beauty of frames.
Dibakar Banerjee crafts this film with an alluring touch of an Indie film. The use of music and song is minimal but at the appropriate juncture. The background sound heavily relies on the atmospheric noises often noticed while you are in public places; it keeps you exactly at that location. It never overly dramatizes the scene with heavy music, some over-stylistic fight scene and love songs.
Special mention to the use of silence, a complete silence in between tensed scene that asks us to note down the character’s mind. You must realize why Khosla Ka Ghosla (Debut film of the director) is adored by all of us; it’s not because of the funny story or characters. It was the character moments which are painted all over in this film. Watch it. Watch it now.
But why mixed review?
The film is produced by Yash Raj Films and Arjun Kapoor (Another Nepo Kid). I don’t think I have to say a lot of things here, except one thing:
The good work has to be appreciated, no matter what because nepotism is everywhere and someone will always be more privileged than millions. Arjun Kapoor has done tremendous job as a lead here.
2) Slow-Burn Film?
Like I said before, the film never relies of the heavy music, slow-mo action, item dance with some sexist dances by guest actor, high-octane chase sequences, forced love story, funny gags by additional comedian, etc. Moreover, we’d love when the film tells us everything through dialogues including what’s next (exposition), all necessary/unnecessary back stories, who-is-this-character and why-this-character – The habit of spoon-fed story.
Suddenly when a film skips all of it we termed it as slow-burn.
Not True. This film starts right from the middle of an already-downhill-situation and wanders around cities while we are familirising with the world and the characters in it. The important details of the story are told at the apt time or the critical juncture of the film. This gradual progression in this tale welcomes the audience to engage with their own will and time.
If anyone thinks of this film as slow-burn then they are too used to addicted to continuous background score and the unnecessary expositions.
They have no idea what slow-burn film actually means. Huh! This could be a topic for the next blog.
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