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Movie Review: Doordarshan
Director: Gagan Puri
Star Cast: Mahir Gill, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Dolly Ahluwalia, Supriya Shukla, Rajesh Shukla
Doordarshan Movie Rating: 2.5/5
Story: When the senseless grandmother of the family wakes up suddenly one day, the parents who have been bickering over their suicide are compelled to revive their marriage and keep the peace as the matron cannot be shocked into the current world. What follows next is the family trying to recreate the late 1980s, complete with broken television and Doordarshan. Mahie Gil Starrer film termed shaded comdey drama.
Review: Bollywood Movie 'Doordarshan' is all set to hit the big screen on 28th February 2020. Glamorous and special effects around the world, films like Doordarshan are reminiscent of cinema in the era of Hrishikesh Mukherjee where the film rests on a story rather than a superstar. The story of the film Doordarshan is of a family whose every member is living in their separate world. The owner of the house, Sunil, is upset with his wife Priya living separately. Son Sunny is upset with his college studies. The daughter has different concerns. And, BG has been lying in a coma in a room in the house for thirty years. Sunny is fond of reading pornographic books and one day BG gets sensed during the recitation of one such book in BG's room. Do not shock BG, so the whole house keeps pretending to doordarshan's day.
The beginning of the film is a bit weird. Director Gagan Puri has written his film such as a sewing knit sweater. The noose slips the stitch and the film keeps climbing. Those who watch films like Doordarshan do not expect much from the film, but the emotions of this film make you cry and laugh. Scenes featuring Manu Rishi Chadha and Dolly Ahluwalia in particular are the life of the film. When the mother is shocked that the son has been cleaning her stool urine for so many days and when the son talks about the hard work of the mother in her childhood, the atmosphere becomes serious.
Manu Rishi Chadha is originally a writer. Writing is not his profession but passion. But, those actors are becoming equally as serious. Film by film, the actor within him has grown. He has gathered applause in more careful auspiciousness. Now in Doordarshan he has done the job of winning the award. Sanjeev Kumar remembers seeing him. If he is called the new Sanjeev Kumar of Hindi cinema, then it will not be an exaggeration.
If the weak links of the film are to be counted then it is an excessively long screenplay and the music of the film. Gagan Puri should have included his story in a short time and the music of the film should have been kept in such a way that according to the film's lover. It was necessary to keep a song like the music of the old times in the film. Soni Singh's cinematography is good and manages to create an atmosphere of Delhi. Editing by Shubham Srivastava helps set the mood at the beginning of the film.