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Pataakha Movie Review

With every other film, Bharadawaj’s story telling skills goes smooth and excellent

Movie – Pataakha

Director – Vishal Bharadwaj

Star Cast – Vijay Raaz, Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Namit Das, Saanand Varma, Abhishek Duhan

Writer – Vishal Bharadwaj

Genre – Drama

Rating – 3.5


In the rural Rajasthan you find two sisters who are often seen fighting and this has been happening since they were younger. They have everything in their fight – the abuse, kicks, fists and the wrestle style moves as well. Their fights become the pastime for the villagers and they come closer to catch the fight cheering them and enjoying the punches and the fling and their father remains hapless. So, what really goes at the end is interesting to catch in your nearby theatres.



As you check the film, it would take some time to understand about it. You find these sisters in filthy look as if they have not had their shower since few days. Their unkempt hair and dirty faces witness about the same, while the heavy accents and ready to fight all the time would give you an unusual impression about the movie. However, soon, things fall in the right block allowing you to understand the reality of the film. The story of the film is based on a short story from Charan Singh Pathik called Do Behnein and they have managed to pull away the rousing parable.

It is the director Vishal Bhardawaj who has written the film and he does not want leave the chance to showcase the fighting girls in the right spirit and aura, while their father played by Vijay Raaz remains hapless. All these turn together an interesting the ensemble cast. The director is able to bring out the best story from the short tale of the said writer which speaks again a lot about his story writing and telling skills. It seems that he is grooming his story writing and telling skills with ace and professionalism backed by some of the best performances in the media.

Now, talking about the performances, both the girls played by Sanya Malhotra, and Radhika Madan were nothing but splendid and will have their impact for a longer run. The others who excelled in his performances is Vijay Raaz, he is an ace actor with good acting skills and dialogue delivery. The other elements like music, screenplay, editing and other elements remained okay to help the film boost up its entertainment value.

Pataakha – The Last word

The film despite all its interesting storytelling thing is a onetime watch movie. It would remain the same since rural story with two fighting girls would not attract the audience. Though technically speaking the film was par and should be applauded with higher ratings.

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