Bioscopewala

Bioscopewala

Excerpts and links to reviews of Bioscopewala

Starring: Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain
Director: Deb Medhekar
India release date: May 25, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Hindi
Duration: 1 hour 31 mins

 

“Love letter to cinema and a powerful statement against fundamentalism… There is a hat-tip to feminism too.”

| Youtube review

Rajeev Masand, News 18
Rajeev Masand
“Most of us have had definitive characters like the Bioscopewala in our childhoods – people whose peripheral legacies inevitably fade during our pursuit of adulthood. Even when we move forward, it always comes at the cost of leaving someone behind.”

Rating: 3 stars | Full review

Rahul Desai, Film Companion
Rahul Desai

 

“The passage of time may dim the glow of moving images just as it can reduce the intensity of human feelings, but do they ever vanish altogether? In Medhekar’s take on Tagore’s timeless classic, they certainly do not; if anything, they assume new depth and urgency. “

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Saibal Chatterjee
“The various shades of affection and complexities of human relationship is the world that Deb Medhekar’s endearing film, Bioscopewala, inhabits… It celebrates humanity across cultural boundaries.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Sweta Kaushal

 

“Danny Denzongpa’s casting is hardly a coincidence: he has played Afghan characters in the past, and he serves as a totemic presence to remind viewers of gentler, more tolerant times.”

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Nandini Ramnath, Scroll
Nandini Ramnath
“Aching nostalgia for a world where love and humanity transcend borders and bigotry… tugs at our heartstrings.”

Rating: 3.5 stars | Full review

Stutee Ghosh, Quint
Stutee Ghosh

 

“The tales of Tagore that are a part of every Bengali family folklore have far more depth and intensity, the reverberations of which linger on in their psyche forever. Medhekar’s additions are enough to contemporise a tale that never dates; what he doesn’t add are moments that would have added another layer to Bioscopewala.”

Rating: 3 stars | Full review

Arnab Banerjee, Deccan Chronicle
Arnab Banerjee

 

 

 

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