Chadha, Brijendra Kala, Maya Sarao, Taranjit Kaur, Chandrachoor Raj, Alka
Chawla, Mahesh Sharma, Anil Chaudhary, Shrikant Verma, Manish Karnatak, Dhruv Singh,
Saurabh Shukla, Danish Hussain, Yogendra Tiku, Chaitanya Mahawar, Chetan
Sharma, Shivam Sethi
Kailash Kher, Ronkini Gupta, Shaan, Mansheel Gujral
Dekhi is a movie in which the lead
character Bauji (Sanjay Mishra), in his late fifties, seeks answer to the very
question of ‘Truth’. He stays in an Old Delhi small house with his family as
well as extended family. His exploration begins when an acquaintance gossips
about Ajju’s (Namit Das) of ill-repute, with whom Bauji’s daughter Rita (Maya
Sarao) is in love. But Bauji finds Ajju to be just the opposite on meeting him.
And that is when, Bauji’s journey towards developing the Power of Discernment
begins. The movie is woven around this theme where Bauji through his excellent
acting conveys a great message that every human being has his / her own truth
which is unique in itself. Bauji’s philosophy is not to believe anything that hasn’t
been validated by his own experience. But when he tries to adopt this in his
life, lot of events happen which is full of humour. Bauji’s eccentricities do embarrass
his family at times. He does earn his gang of cronies.
Another great work from the director Rajat Kapoor. The story (by
Rajat Kapoor) has been presented in a thought provoking manner, yet very lightly.
He engages the audience through this delightful work and quaint sense of humour.
Dialogues have been carefully crafted. No element of preaching, yet would
facilitate people to reason their own reasons.
could have pulled Bauji’s character better than him, he has actually gone into
the skin of the character.
character so nicely. He is calm and at times ferocious and arrogant as well.
convincing – at times loud, at times very expressive, at times nagging, at
pitch in noticeable performances: Namit Das (Ajju), Manu Rishi Chadha
(Sharmaji), Brijendra Kala (Shibbo Babu), Maya Sarao (Rita), Taranjit Kaur
Raj (Shammi), Alka Chawla (Sarup Bua), Mahesh Sharma (Bagga), Anil Chaudhary
(Chaudhary Sahab), Shrikant Verma (Masterji), Manish Karnatak (Jeevan), Saurabh
Shukla (Boss), Dhruv Singh (Dhruv), Danish Hussain (Gopi), Yogendra Tiku (Pandit),
Chaitanya Mahawar (Ashok), Chetan Sharma (Anil), Shivam Sethi (Arun).
the feel of Old Delhi & its narrow lanes wonderfully through his shots.
Grover) are good.
to watch out for:
customer and Maths teacher, his bland & affable manners, his relationship with
daughter (rather with family & neighbours), his way of looking at things,
bauji going to zoo to check whether a tiger really roars etc.
for Sanjay Mishra’s splendid performance. If you are offbeat movie lover, you
must not miss this movie. You won’t get bored, guaranteed.
Dekhi is to be experienced.