Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Sayani Gupta, Ashutosh Rana, Sheeba Chadha, Shruti Sharma, Raghubir Yadav, Rajesh Tailang, Natasha Rastogi, Meghna Malik, Sharib Hashmi, Aasif Khan, Jameel Khan, Sachin Chaudhary and Nakul Sahdev
Director: Umesh Bist
Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes
Rating: 3 Moons
Life and death hold a deeper meaning in Hinduism. According to our deep-rooted culture, when a person dies, his/her soul remains around for 13 days since it is unable to break the relationship with the physical body it was associated with for many years. The soul then takes a different form and attains peace. Revolving around the significance of these 13 days of mourning and how humans, dead or alive, progress into a different life with a mixed bag of emotions, Umesh Bist helms Pagglait. The Netflix original film starring Sanya Malhotra, Ashutosh Rana, Sheeba Chadha, Raghubir Yadav and others has released today.
Umesh serves a heartwarming film about how women are called pagglait when they start making decisions independently and match shoulders with men when it comes to taking care of the family financially. However, the humour takes a dip after a point in time. The little nuances fail to work and the film loses its fizz pretty early. Though certain scenes are terrific, like doorbell belting out 'Ooh La La', which isn't the most appropriate song in the given situation.
Arijit Singh, who steps into the shoes of the music director, is a magician. The music is subtle, impactful and soothing to the ears. Director of Photography, Rafey Mahmood brings Lucknow’s bylanes to life on the screen. The hustle-bustle of the Giri household, the calm when Sandhya meets Akanksha and the protagonist’s moment of freedom are captured well. A special mention to the nicely-staged sequence we see when Astik's brother is doing the last rites and Sandhya bites into panipuris.
PeepingMoon gives Pagglait 3 Moons