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Raincoat

By Taran Adarsh, December 24th, 2004 - 1700 hrs IST


Certain films are targeted at the festival circuit and also to win critical acclaim. The story and the execution are so abstract that you actually wonder whether an avid cinegoer of today would be able to comprehend it.

RAINCOAT is one of those films. An offbeat film on all counts, there's nothing in the film that you actually carry home once the screening has concluded. All you do is sit in the auditorium and watch two people indulge in non-stop meaningless chatter in one dingy dark room of a dilapidated house. And the conversation is so dull, drab and boring that you actually wonder what writer-director Rituparno Ghosh was trying to convey through this film.

RAINCOAT has nothing to offer: No story, no drama, not even great performances? As for entertainment, forget it!

All he wanted was to see her just once. Manu [Ajay Devgan] was from a village in the backwoods. Neeru [Aishwarya Rai] was the girl next door, his lost love.

No one supported him in his desire, neither his family, nor his friends. After all, she was the woman who had broken his heart and married for money when all he had to offer were his dreams.

Related Features      Rituparno Ghosh's direction deserves no points. The film is too offbeat, atypical and nonconforming for the Indian audiences. Cinematography is passable. The background music is minimal.

Both Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai are strictly okay. No great shakes definitely! Annu Kapoor is the scene stealer. Sameer Dharmadhikari is adequate. Mouli Ganguly leaves a strong impression.

On the whole, RAINCOAT will appeal to a handful of critics and connoisseurs of art house cinema [await 5-star ratings yet again!] who'll heap lavish praises/lustrous words, but from the box-office point of view, RAINCOAT will face stormy weather at the ticket window.

Rating:- *.

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Posted: 03 January 2005 at 1:51am | IP Logged
Thanks a lot for that information!SmileSmile
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Posted: 03 January 2005 at 3:49am | IP Logged

I have seen the movie and will advise everyone NOT to see it. It is a boring movie, both the leading actors not quite fitting the part. As written in the review, Annu kapoor in his 5 minutes role is the only saving grace.

Aishwarya looks ok, but far from a overwieight, poor middle aged house wife. Ajay devgan also looks far from the unemployed with no money man.

The whole movie is full of nonsense-strange reactions, .....please do not spend your money on this movie.

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