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Morning Walk

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST
Morning Walk
  • Cast:
    Anupam Kher, Sharmila Tagore, Rajit Kapur, Shayan
  • Director:
    Aroop Dutta
Morning Walk, entirely owes its origin to Bengali middle-of-the-road cinema. In fact it could've well have been set in Kolkata. It's based out of Bombay, and there is just no bustle here. The neighbourhoods are calm, the bungalows are huge and Everyone walks and talks in their own pace. The movie is about old-life. Anupam Kher plays the retired professor who moves in with his son's family after a heart-stroke. Given that the actor started out playing an old man in his first film Saraansh 25 years ago, he gifted himself a life-long career. But it doesn't quite mean you could wear a black wig and look younger in flashbacks as well. It just looks hilarious. This gentleman runs into his illegitimate daughter and her mother, that's Sharmila Tagore, one fine day at a park. His daughter-in-law, that's Divya Dutta, is after money so she can get herself a house. His own newly-found daughter is super-excited to have found her dad. The grand-daughter, that's the child-star from Balika Vadhu loves him the most. He's found old-age love in Sharmila's character. There are just so many conflicts in the movie that you lose sight of a central plot. Yet, it's all quite sincere for most part, until they start pelting item numbers after sarod recitals for background score. With so much noise around us, a Morning Walk may not be the most terrible idea.
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