Director: Sudip Bandopadhyay
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Navin Kasturia, Sonali Kulkarni, Aamir Bashir, Kabir Sajid
Hope Aur Hum is a light-hearted film which tells us that you might not get everything that you desire, and that’s okay.
It’s about the stories of a family. Nagesh (Naseeruddin Shah) refuses to let go of his old, bulky photocopying machine which is now almost outdated. This irks his daughter-in-law Aditi (Sonali Kulkarni) as the space taken by the machine can be used to create a separate room for her daughter, Tanu (Virti Vaghani). Nagesh’s younger son Nitin (Naveen Kasturia) misplaces his phone which leads to something rather interesting. Anurag (Kabir Sajid), Nagesh’s grandson, feels guilty for staying mum about something he witnessed and it leaves him disturbed. How all the tracks pan out is what the film is all about.
There are many relatable things in Hope Aur Hum. The joy of getting to know someone, our dependence on materialist things, the fears that we’ve had in our childhood are a few of them. Debutant director Sudip Bandopadhyay efficiently handles the characters and gives a story worth remembering. It’s mostly breezy and keeps you interested in the happenings.
Naseeruddin Shah is dependable as always. The scene in which he’s talking to the photocopy machine is incredible. Sonali Kulkarni is good. Navin Kasturia acts well. Child actor Kabir Sajid is outstanding. Aamir Bashir is decent.
Hope Aur Hum is an impressive film which deserves your time. We give it 3 stars with a kink.