Ye Faasley- Review
Posted by barkha on March 4, 2011 | 2 Comment
PRODUCER – Omprakash Mittal
DIRECTOR – Yogesh Mittal
WRITER – Story – Atul Tiwari, Sameer Kohli, Arpita Chatterjee, Rajen Makhijani, Yogesh Mittal
Screenplay – Atul Tiwari, Rajen Makhijani, Yogesh Mittal
Dialogues – Atul Tiwari, ogesh Mittal, Manurishi Chadha
CAST – Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Tena Desae, Rushad Rana
MUSIC – Deepak Pandit
In this fast food age of colourful, shiny and squeakily superficial entertainment, the good old feel-good-ness of suspense thrillers have almost been forgotten. Yeh Faasley, brings back those memories and quite interestingly at that.
A young girl, Arunima (Tena Desae) brought up by a single parent is in search of truth about her mother’s death. But soon enough she finds that truth is an entity that is as anomalous as it is absolute. She puts her father Devendra Dua (Anupam Kher) behind the docks for her mother’s murder but remains unsatisfied about the outcome. The truth does not satisfy her.
As she digs deeper the truth throws up more questions enveloping not only her but almost everyone that it touches. So did her father really kill her mother? What is the truth behind the relationship between Digvijay Singh and her mother? Does he have a role to play anywhere? Why is her father hiding so much anger at everyone especially when it has to do with her mother? Is it only anger he is hiding or is there more? Arunima struggles to find the answers as does Manu (a competent Rushad Rana), her boyfriend who has begun to believe Dua is innocent. The tagline of the film says, ‘You can only imagine the truth’, is that going to be the final truth of Arunima’s life?
The screenplay and direction display a maturity as they engage with the film’s theme, relationships and characters. Arunima’s dilemma as a daughter blaming her father and a person wanting to know the truth about her existence is brought out without fancy trappings and a convincing innocence by Tena Desae. Dua’s complexes and emotional reasons that paint grey over everything, show Anupam Kher in a form we haven’t seen him since a long time. Pavan Malhotra’s understated Digvijay Singh with his own misinformed sense of idealism and revenge is a fresh reminder of his versatile talent.
A tad bit loose and long, the film still makes for an interesting watch especially for suspense film lovers who like a little more meat to their stories. If only we had more patience and liked real colors of life a little more we’d have more films like these…