Kai Po Che!!!
When the trailer of this movie was released I had a good feeling about it. Despite having no big star it had a pull which was just beyond words. There was something special about the Manjha song and then there was this fact that the movie was shot in Ahmedabad. If you don’t know, I had started career in Ahmedabad and have stayed independently in that city for good 5 years and have special memories about it. It holds a special place in my heart. And how can I forget that it is based on “Three Mistakes of My Life”, a book which I had not liked much.
I was pretty sure that I won’t be getting to watch it in theatre but then last Tues or Thursday I just told my hubby that I wanted to watch this movie because of the Ahmedabad connection and he immediately agreed for it. Thus tickets were booked for Sunday and we were set. As expected it was also getting rave reviews and I must say that for a change the reviews were bang on.
The movie is just too good. All lead actors get into the skin of their characters and making them believable. The director has paid attention to details; the characters are like you & me. No fancy clothes, no fancy houses, Gujarati words thrown in here & there, this movie is as much about you & me as it is about the characters. Of how we dream to live a better life and how circumstances always try to bring us down.
The last half hour of the movie, when it is running towards a conclusion just leaves you spell bounded. From the point parents of one of the friend’s starts for the fateful Sabarmati ride you know where it is heading and you can do nothing but wait to see how it develops. The penultimate moment of the movie just hit you where it should. It shocks you and in my case it left me speechless. I had read in one of the reviews that you will not be moved by the ending only if you have a stone in place of the heart and I strongly agree with the review.
Even after coming out the movie, the scenes were playing in my head. I could not get over it; even now I remember each & every frame of the movie. Very rarely does Bollywood come out with a movie which entertains you, leaves you thinking & affects you. Kai Po Che fortunately is one of those rare movies where it is much better than the book. Go watch it.
Another very important aspect of this movies is its cinematography. Such lovely picturisation I tell you. Indian highway has never looked so beautiful before and makes you wonder that why do Indian filmmakers need to go out of India for picturesque locations when there is no dearth in India.
Our movie watching experience would remain incomplete if I don’t talk about Arnav, right? Well he was bored and the only time that his mouth was shut when he had something in his mouth otherwise it was all about, “hum kahan hain, yeh kaun si picture hai?” etc. He demolished cheeku, grapes & popcorn. Went for potty after that and then had to be entertained with a Chota Bheem game on my mobile.
The only worry I had when I entered the theatre was that he would demand to see Salman uncle. What to do, after having him we only go to theatre when a Salman Khan movies releases so the ones that we have seen with him are Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2. ;-) Thankfully no major tantrums were thrown.
Have you seen the movie? What’s your take on it?
Also, has anyone of you ever been to Harihareshwar? We are planning to go there for this weekend so any pointers will be helpful.
Leaving you with a this image which I had clicked from a hill top. I have always loved to clicked Sunsets & Sunrises, so didn't miss this opportunity.