Alankrita Shrivastava’s directorial on Netflix makes you root for each the cousins who take completely different routes to emancipation
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare reminds one among Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s movies. Not that there’s something mild about Dolly Yadav or her cousin, Kajal’s, lives. However, within the two girls’s hopes, goals and aspirations, one sees a religious successor to Hrishi-da’s tender portraits of middle-class India from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Dolly and her husband Amit grind out their middle-class existence in a nightmarishly ugly flat in Noida. They are working hard towards paying for a luxury flat — hopefully they would get better decorators! The younger of Dolly and Amit’s two sons, Pappu, likes dolls relatively than trains, a lot to his dad and mom’ horror.
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Kajal involves city from the village on the lookout for work. After strolling out of a dead-end job at a shoe manufacturing facility, Kajal appears to search out herself as Kitty, the voice on a courting app. While the trials the 2 girls face is sort of predictable, the appearing and sense of place (proper all the way down to the score stars for the meals supply govt) makes for partaking viewing.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
- Run time: 120 minutes
- Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
- Starring: Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Vikrant Massey, Amol Parashar, Aamir Bashir, Kubra Sait
- Storyline: Two cousins take completely different routes to emancipation
Konkona Sen Sharma as Dolly and Bhumi Pednekar as Kitty/Kajal excel as do Aamir Bashir as Dolly’s feckless husband; Amol Parashar because the charming supply govt Osmaan Ansari, who’s co-opted into fixing the air-conditioner, giving Dolly a carry, and different sundry chores; Vikrant Massey as Pradeep, one among Kitty’s ‘clients’ she has the misfortune of falling in love with; and Kubra Sait as Shazia, the obligatory ‘bold’ woman who reveals Kitty methods to navigate life within the huge metropolis.
Written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha) Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is an interesting slice of life. The marked lack of social media is stunning. The visitor look of Delhi’s charming doll’s museum reminds one among a less complicated time when Sundays meant a pilgrimage to the stated museum adopted by a go to to the zoo for a wink from the lazy crocodile.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is presently streaming on Netflix