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Filmistaan

In theaters : June 06, 2014

Filmistaan
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Filmistaan
3.8
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Verdict: Filmistaan's simple and sincere storytelling will leave you touched whereas its humor and clever wit will have you in splits. With stellar performances to boot, this film is a must watch for every Filmistaani, even with the slightly stretched second half!

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Plot: In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wannabe actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a star. However, at every audition he is summarily thrown out. Undeterred, he goes with an American crew to remote areas in Rajasthan to work on a documentary. One day an Islamic terrorist group kidnaps him instead of an American crew-member. Sunny finds himself on enemy border amidst guns and pathani-clad guards, who decide to keep him hostage until they locate their original target. The film shows how cinema can be the universal panacea for co-existence.

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Inspector VIjay
Inspector VIjay Movie Jockey
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Filmistaan Review - Cinema spreads love across borders!Jun 6, 2014NewsHow many Indo-Pak films have we seen coming out of Bollywood. Some are melodramatic, some are patriotic & some are just plain bad. This time, we have a litle gem that UTV has backed & one which deserves the support from all film lovers in town.   Pros: 1. Some of the best performances by an entire cast I have seen since Shahid last year. From the prinicpal cast to the extras, all leave a mark, with Sharib standing out. 2. A fun & interesting story, that has cinema as a backdrop. 3. Brilliantly written dialogues & moments, esepcially the one with the Maine Pyaar Kiya reference. 4. A great effort by first time director Nitin Kakkar on a shoestring budget. 5. Sending a message without being preachy. Its not about the countries, its about cinema. 6. Cinematographer Subharnsu Das deserves a pat for making most of all at his disposal. It looks authentic yet not indie.   Cons: 1. Definitely a long drawn final act takes away from letting it be a masterpiece. 2. Long moments in the 2nd half, without the right punch of wit, slow down the pace considerably. 3. The film relies too much on the actors rather than the script, luckily they match up.   There are people who might come out & say, that was a bit long, but I personally didnt mind it. There is so much soul in this little film that I was ready to overlook the shortcomings. I am sure to wait for Nitin Kakkar's next because after a long time, someone has been able to beautifully tell the story of Ind vs Pak without being political or histrionic.   For anyone as obsessed with Bollywood as I am, this ones a definite watch. For others, I'd still reccomend it.Inspector VIjay Filmistaan Review - Cinema spreads love across borders! Jun 6, 2014
3.5/5

How many Indo-Pak films have we seen coming out of Bollywood. Some are melodramatic, some are patriotic & some are just plain bad. This time, we have a litle gem that UTV has backed & one which deserves the support from all film lovers in town.

 

Pros:

1. Some of the best performances by an entire cast I have seen since Shahid last year. From the prinicpal cast to the extras, all leave a mark, with Sharib standing out.

2. A fun & interesting story, that has cinema as a backdrop.

3. Brilliantly written dialogues & moments, esepcially the one with the Maine Pyaar Kiya reference.

4. A great effort by first time director Nitin Kakkar on a shoestring budget.

5. Sending a message without being preachy. Its not about the countries, its about cinema.

6. Cinematographer Subharnsu Das deserves a pat for making most of all at his disposal. It looks authentic yet not indie.

 

Cons:

1. Definitely a long drawn final act takes away from letting it be a masterpiece.

2. Long moments in the 2nd half, without the right punch of wit, slow down the pace considerably.

3. The film relies too much on the actors rather than the script, luckily they match up.

 

There are people who might come out & say, that was a bit long, but I personally didnt mind it. There is so much soul in this little film that I was ready to overlook the shortcomings. I am sure to wait for Nitin Kakkar's next because after a long time, someone has been able to beautifully tell the story of Ind vs Pak without being political or histrionic.

 

For anyone as obsessed with Bollywood as I am, this ones a definite watch. For others, I'd still reccomend it.

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Smita Vyas Kumar
Smita Vyas Kumar Movie Jockey
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3.5/5
India and Pakistan are actually two halves of a larger country called Filmistan is the message of this movie and it delivers it with a simplicity a... read more
Madan Mohan Marwah
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3.0/5
It is very tempting to overasses this film since it has no established actors, is made on a shoe string budget and tries to spread a message of a u... read more
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