Direction: Vishal Bhardwaj
Production: KYTA Productions and Vishal Bhardwaj Films
Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover, Vijay Raaz and Saanand Verma
Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cinematography: Ranjan Palit
Editor: A. Sreekar Prasad
With the funny trailer of ‘Pataakha’, we can clearly understand that there will be complete dashing battle between 2 sisters from a complete rural background. How will Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial portray the rigid battle of 2 sisters? Who will win the fights? What will be the conclusion?
Starting the visuals of childhood, fighting for silly things and abusing each other, Champa 'Badki' Kumari (Radhika Madan) and Genda 'Chhutki' Kumari (‘Dangal’ fame Sanya Malhotra) quarrel for no reason even after they grow up. How much ever they fight, they make fuzz of the whole village streets roaming all around for hitting each other and winning the battle. They both depend on their dad, Bechara Bapu (Vijay Raaz), who works hard but has no money to manage his work and expenditure which ends up in giving a commitment to Tharki Patel (Saanand Verma) to make his daughter Badki to marry him in exchange of money.
Eloping with her love interest Jagan, a civil engineer (Namit Das) who owns a dairy factory, Bapu forces Chhutki to get married to Patel. Ending up in eloping with her beloved Military, English speaking lover boy, Vishnu (Abhishek Duhan), Badki and Chhutki realizes that they have loved Jagan and Vishnu who were siblings.
Years pass by both the sisters running the family together by having kids. Getting bored with seeing both of their faces daily, they decide to make their husbands fight and to move on with their lives in order to achieve their dreams. What happens next? Will they achieve their dreams? Will they be away from each other without fighting? How can they be away from each other? What happens in the climax is the complete Pataakha!
Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial is till date entertaining people with lots of naughtiness and comedy sequence for many years. Overall the screenplay with the village-ish Hindi slang, the makeup and performance, the locations and the background music were amazing to understand the depth of anger of the two girls in every pinch of the colourful film. Especially someone like ‘Naaradh’ ‘Dipper Naradmuni’ (Sunil Grover) who is a neighbour and who plays so many tricks in making sisters pull their hair and fight, and to reunite how much ever battle grows, has performed very well. Vijay Raaz, Namit Das, Abhishek Duhan and Saanand Verma have also done their innocent parts very well. Ranjan Palit’s cinematography has added more beauty to the screen with mud storming fights turning to colourful cuts of Sreekar Prasad’s editing.
On the whole, the characterizations of the sisters, the drama, and the relevant issues which happen in any family and between all siblings are beautifully described in ‘Pataakha’.
‘Pataakha’ is a fun filled entertaining drama with battles and affection then and there!