Sunday, November 6, 2016

Waiting...A Beautifully Made Movie!

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I seem to be writing movie reviews often nowadays! Well...I seem to watch good movies often nowadays! I am enjoying our retired, relaxed life now! Think of the positive things in life...take life as it comes! Nothing can be controlled! Whatever happens, happens for good....well, preaching ends here!

I had been planning to watch this movie for a long time now...I had read reviews about how well Naseeruddin Shaw and Kalki Koechlin had acted in this movie.

The story of the movie can be written in two lines but the way it is picturized is beautiful...

Shiv Natraj (Naseeruddin Shaw) is a very senior psychology professor, who is taking care of his comatose wife Pankaja (Suhasini Manirathnam) in a Cochin hi-fi hospital. He has sort of settled in his routine of finishing his work at home and coming to the hospital to sit beside his wife who had been in the hospital for the past 8 months.  He holds her hand and talks to her, reads to her every day.  He is friendly with the nurses (a nurse brings him food from home everyday) and doctors.

Then comes Tara Kapoor Deshpande (Kalki Koechlin) who was a recently married young advertising agent whose husband met with an accident at Cochin, now in the ICU with a severe brain injury.

Both of them are waiting in the hospital for their spouses' recovery. They meet often and come closer while consoling each other.  Both of them love their spouses (Naseer's had been a 40 years of happy marriage and Kalki loved her short term husband). 

Their generation gap is shown beautifully...how their thinking is world apart, language, how they look at their lives etc.  Kalki uses the foul words in every sentence and Naseer is a very straight forward, simple man! They come closer inspite of all these diversities.  Naseer is not even familiar with 'Twitter'! Every frame in this movie is well thought of.

I liked the acting of the assistant of Kalki's husband (Rajiv Ravindranath...new to me) and the doctor (Rajat Kapoor).  Both the cases are entirely different and I liked the way the doctor handled both of them!  Rajat also is a good actor.

Naseeruddin Shaw is a veteran actor and I have watched many of his movies.  Kalki, I liked her in 'Margarita with a straw'.

Now, to the trailer of the movie:



This movie is being screened often in TV or you can download too.  If you want to watch a meaningful movie, this is for you!
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17 comments :

SG said...

Thanks for the nice review.

Sandhya said...

SG: Thanks for the first review, SG! Though this is a Hindi movie, nearly 70% dialogues are in English! I like to write about movies which affect me emotionally...this one did that! Very practical end too!

Saritha said...

I liked the movie and the decision naseerudin takes at the end.

Destination Infinity said...

I'll try to watch Waiting sometime. Thanks for the reco..

Destination Infinity

Swaram said...

Sounds really interesting Sandhya. Will keep a watch for when it's coming on TV.
Rajiv Ravindranath was there in English Vinglish. :) Plays a Tamilian attending Spoken English classes.

Sandhya said...

SARITHA: Yes, I too liked it. He has to, though very difficult!


DESTINATION INFINITY: Please do!


SWARAM: Rajiv's face looked familiar. Thanks for the information, Swaram! You will like the movie!

Renu said...

I want to see this one but I didnt get it in the hall.

sm said...

havent seen this movie
nice review, story is good and thoughtful different topic

harish p i said...

I've heard about this movie. Will try to watch it, thanks for the review

Jeevan said...

Sounds good and should be interesting to watch their friendship with great differences between! Hope to watch

Rama Ananth said...

We went and saw the movie as soon as it was released. It was a fantastic movie, funny in a very serious way.
Good movies have become so rare these days.

Sandhya said...

RENU: It might come in TV! A very good movie!


sm: A 'Different' type of storyline...no hero heroine subject, for once in Hindi cinema, still I liked it a lot!


HARISH: This is a good movie and don't miss it, Harish!


JEEVAN: You get Hindi movies with sub-titles in English nowadays. It should be easy to watch and you will like it!


RAMA ANANTH: You watched in theatre? Nice. I missed it at that time, so had to watch and enjoy now!

Shail Mohan said...

This sounds interesting. Will definitely watch :)

Onkar said...

I too saw this movie. Beautiful. You are absolutely right.

ashok said...

thanks Sandhya..nice review

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