Fireflies is all about an Shiv (Rahul Khanna) and Rana (Arjun Mathur); and their chequered relationship. The former is a designer suit wearing investment banker, while the latter is a bit of a bum. Each has their share of heartaches and heartbreaks before they resolve their conflict.
The voice of Shiv and Rana’s sister is a narrative device that fills in the blanks on this sibling hostility. This is a family shattered by loss, with unresolved issues. The ghosts that haunt the brothers reflect in their personalities and behaviour, sometimes with shocking results.
It’s sad to see such a shoddy product that challenges the very basis of film making. No script, no screenplay and lets not talk about the dialogues. One is amazed at the cheek of the director to have gone ahead and shot a script like this. Also one has to give it to the producers to have backed such a juvenile product. Way to go guys!!
One must give a standing ovation to Sabal Singh Shekhawat for directing and writing a film like Fireflies. The director is in no hurry to get to the point. The pace is quite taxing as you wonder when he will reveal the point of his study of human relationships, fettered emotions, and final resolution.
It’s amazing to see a starcast like Rahul Khanna, Arjun Mathur, Monica Dogra, Shivani Ghai and Aadya Bedi even agreeing to be a part of this one. Either they all were desperate to do a film or Sabal Singh Shekhawat cast a spell on all his actors and made them agree to do this film.
Fireflies is an imperfect film about flawed characters who disguise their spiritual ennui in tailored postures of sophistication. It’s not a great film as it questions your basic intellect.
Don’t even dare to see Fireflies or else you may just end up putting fire to your files.
Fireflies is all about an Shiv (Rahul Khanna) and Rana (Arjun Mathur); and their chequered relationship. The former is a designer suit wearing investm...0.5