Cast: Shweta Tripathi, Jitendra Kumar, Vipin Sharma, Deepika Amin, Brijendra Kala
Director: Qasim Khallow
There is some or the other inadequacy in life, but the combination of shortcomings creates life, you should be confident in yourself and be who you are. Qasim Khallow described this beautifully with the story of a girl who suffers with Alopecia. Movie teaches that our dreams should not be based on our looks.
Story starts with present day where people come with marriage proposal for Enakshi (Shweta Tripathi) but rejects because she is bald. Story now turns to flashback, Enakshi Dasgupta who is 16 year old school going girl facing hair loss, because of which she is being mocked in school by her fellow classmates. Dasgupta family lives in a small quiet city – Siliguri. Their happy life is totally turned upside down when Enakshi, their only child starts having bad hair fall. The family thinks it’s just a vitamin deficiency but it actually turns out to be a disease called Alopecia- a disorder that result in total hair loss. How Enakshi and her parents deal with the society’s reaction and her condition and how their dreams take a backseat for her treatment is the main thing which the film deals with.
Shweta Tripathi who was seen before in Masaan and Haramkhor has now took over the cinema with her impressive bald role. It needs lot of will-power for an actor to play such a character on the screen. The TVF fame Jitendra Kumar aka Jeetu, plays the character of Shrijoy (who is in love with Enakshi) and conquers the role as always. Vipin Sharma showcased the father-daughter bond beautifully. Not to forget the mother Deepika Amin, she does a wonderful job and is a supportive parent alongside Vipin Sharma throughout the movie. The characters have taken over the role beautifully as if everything is in real.
The film could have been shot in any city but Khallow chose to show the beauty of Silliguri and he succeed at it. The director came up with a skilful piece of film making by portraying the consequences and problems faced by a girl due to hair loss and eventually getting bald. He has portrayed the story pleasantly that one could feel it themselves. Music of the film is on the average level.
Cinespeaks verdict: The film shows life of a normal family and is very heart whelming. One might get attached with the characters and may feel the story personally. It is a film that will change the way you think about how life would be after getting bald and losing all your strength and confidence. The film is an audience pleaser, you need to watch the movie to know how she accepts her baldness.
Cinespeaks gives 3 stars
By Rupal Purohit