Critic Rating – 4/5
Star Cast – Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah, Prashant Prakash, Gulshan Devaiya, Makrand Deshpande, Ronit Roy and Piyush Mishra
Director – Anurag Kashyap
Producer – Anurag Kashyap
Music Director – Naren Chandavarkar
Genre – Thriller
Tired of the same Salman Khan movies that is only filled with Bollywood masala and nothing else? If you love watching different kind of cinema that not only has a good story but also has a lot realistic cinema then you will definitely be impressed with That Girl In Yellow Boots that released today. Directed, produced and written by Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin the movie stars Kalki Koechlin herself along with Naseeruddin Shah, Ronit Roy, Makrand Deshpande and Piyush Mishra.
Well, we begin with the plot of the movie. The story is about Ruth (Kalki) who is a British woman and comes to India in search of her father. Although, she hardly met her father but desperation to meet her father drives her to stay in the country without permit and even work at a massage parlor to make sure that her quest for her father continues. The city of Mumbai is definitely a strange place to her but she knows how to find her ways. She soon begins to feel the politics that is being played around her and this is where she meets Prashant (Prashant Prakash) who helps her out. However, Ruth is unknown from various other facts that she will encounter as the story progresses.
On performance level, Kalki Koechlin once again proves that she might not be the hottest actress in Bollywood, but she is certainly among the most talented and the fact that she can act better than those pretty looking model faces. She is the central character in the movie and she makes sure that the audience feel and understand the emotions and stress that she is going through. She scores all the brownie points for her performance in this movie. On the other hand, this movie has Naseeruddin Shah who is well known for performing his characters on a very high note. The performance put together by Kalki and Naseeruddin Shah makes this movie a must watch. Prashan Prakas is really good in his character as drug addict lover and Gulshan Devaiya is another bright talent in the Indian cinema. Makrand Deshpande, Ronit Roy and Piyush Mishra are equally brilliant in their character roles and keep the story moving ahead. Since this is a movie by Anurag Kashyap you can be sure that the movie is technically very strong. The crisp cinematography by Rajeev Ravi is brilliant and they have managed to create a claustrophobic atmosphere by placing camera in small tight spaces which looks easy but hard to get such results. However, it is the tight story line of the movie that keeps you on the edge of the seat. The story looks simple and complicated at times and that is what keeps the audience guessing at some places but the way it has been screenplayed is brilliant.
To conclude, That Girl In Yellow Boots is not your dhinchak Bollywood masala entertainer or anything close to Bodyguard. However, you should not miss out this movie if you love watching some out of the box thriller that can stay on your mind even when you have reached home from movie hall. This movie is perfect example of what independent cinema is and how better movies can be made without any big bang marketing strategies and big stars. Go checkout That Girl In Yellow Boots.