Starring: Paoli Dam, Ranvir Shorey, Tathastu, Kumud Mishra, Aryan Preet
Director: Nila Madhab Panda
A runtime of little less than two hours coupled with a good & simple story, works wonderfully for Halkaa.
It’s the story of Pichkoo (Tathastu), a young boy living in a Delhi slum. Ramesh (Ranvir Shorey) and Shobha (Paoli Dam) are his parents. Unlike the other slumdwellers, Pichkoo just can’t defecate openly on the nearby railway tracks. The slum in which they live does have a public toilet but it’s not good at all, so Pichkoo dreams of having his own toilet in which he can get halkaa and rather enjoy it.
The film’s intent matches its execution. It’s simple and also gives a message without being preachy. While the first half is a bit slow, the story picks up in the second. However, it does seem to be one of those ‘too good to be true’ films. The humour fails to create any sort of impact.
Credit must be given to Tathastu and Aryan Preet (who plays his friend Gopi) for playing their parts to perfection. They are like a life in the film. Ranvir Shorey & Paoli Dam are good. Kumud Mishra shines in his extended guest appearance.
Halkaa is a film that can be watched and enjoyed by kids and aduts alike. We give it 3 stars with a kink.
Starring: Paoli Dam, Ranvir Shorey, Tathastu, Kumud Mishra, Aryan Preet Director: Nila Madhab Panda A runtime of little le...3.0