“It’s not a great film, mind you, but it’s constantly trying to do some interesting little things, and for the most part, they are all done satisfactorily. “
Imagine if people, about 50 years later, still didn’t know who composed the music for this film. That would have been quite cool, no?”
“Show two characters falling in love over a shared love for demonetisation. Show a character suffering from clinical depression till his Aadhaar gets delivered and cheers him up. Show a blind shopkeeper regaining his eyesight after the implementation of GST.”
The film is full of conversations — generally between two people — and mind you, these chats don’t always seek to propel the plot forward.
When Bejoy Nambiar pulls the rug from under your feet, it feels unexpected, sure, but also hilarious. Given that the whole team seems to have bought into this segment (composer Sooraj Kurup has been inspired enough to create the beautiful Seetha Kalyanam), I can only speculate that the idea must have seemed fascinating in writing.
Indian wasn’t just about a man fighting corruption; it was the beautiful story of a flawed man being self-righteous enough to inflict great personal tragedies, if it meant doing what he thought was the right thing.