This is an undiluted joy to watch with subtle yet so strong performances from a still very much loved onscreen the couple Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval.
For ages it had been youngsters who are fighting for love, relationship marriage and approval for all these from parents in India (of course, the West has already done away with parental approvals on dates and marriage decisions.)
But Listen Amaya brings a fresh, warm approach on role reversal where a Mother needs approval of her daughter to move on from her widowed status to a married one. The movie is an undiluted joy to watch with subtle yet so strong performances from a still very much loved onscreen the couple Late Farooque Sheikh (can’t believe he is no more with us) and Deepti Naval.
Swara Bhaskar does a commendable job matching her talent with them by showcasing her sensitive and insensitive sides of a girl who is affectionate, loving confident daughter and shares a wonderful bond with her mom.
Deepti herself is great playing independent cafe owner who is tuned in with times, holds easy rapport with her customers and has imbibed her daughter with her own gift of knowing your mind. While Leela and Amaya have their own past grief of losing husband and father, Jayant a sensitive photographer has lost his wife and daughter in an accident years ago and slowly bonds with Leela and Amaya as they bring him the joy he missed after their demise. But things are bound to change when Amaya realises her mother’s fondness for Jayant.
The movie has dealt so sensibly at so many levels with the emotions keeping them raw, real and truthful. The pragmatic characters liven up the screen. You feel one of them and you feel for them. You can rely on Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval to bring out so much chemistry between them but Swara adds on to their and her own role very effectively and her sincerity shines out at multiple levels.
Brownie points to the director to keep the movie so aesthetic and pleasure to watch. If you are tired of watching these over the top masala movies in recent times, do take a coffee break with Amaya and her family. It’s totally worth it.
Shakun Rana Narang is Administrator of Moviemaniacs Facebook Group. The opinions shared by the reviewers are their personal opinions and does not reflect the collective opinion of Moviemaniacs Facebook Group or Learning and Creativity emagazine.
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