Tired of watching the same Bollywood movies over and over again? Bored of those conventional melodramatic movies that span the silver screen? Freaky Chakra would be like a breath of fresh air amongst those typical romantic movies that we usually come across. Released in 2003, it is a Bollywood film directed by V.K. Prakash and Ziba Bhagwagar.
There are movies that are a part of mainstream cinema and there are movie fans who love a little unconventional movie. Freaky chakra is one such movie that is going to appeal to that set of Bollywood movie fans. Told in a unique narrative style by a writer (played by Ranvir Shourie), Freaky Chakra is a movie set in the city of Bangalore revolving around the life of a widowed woman who despite being a doctor could not save her husband and lost him to a medical condition at a young age.
Having distanced herself from others, she lives a life of solitude and withdrawn from the society. Her life now is all about dealing with the problems of daily life. She stops practicing medicine. From paucity of water in the taps to annoying society kids, her life has become an epitome of sullenness and sadness. Her daily routine includes complaining to the watchmen of her building and her life is devoid of all happiness and humour. She has completely lost charm in her life. She is constantly troubled by an anonymous phone caller who keeps making raunchy comments. Her life changes when a nineteen year old college student comes to live with her as a paying guest. Watch the movie to find out more about what happens next in her life.
The movie is of drama-comedy genre highlighting a much tabooed topic of a relationship with age disparity with the women being on the older side. The star cast includes Deepti Naval, Sunil Raoh and Sachin Khedekar in lead roles. Deepti Naval has yet again portrayed impeccable acting skills in this movie. She will not fail to charm you by her expressions and her portrayal of emotions. Sunil Raoh has given a fabulous performance as a young college student, doing full justice to his role.
The film was critically acclaimed and was even nominated for the Toronto Asian International Film Festival as an official entry from India. It has a running time of 90 minutes. Equipped with good direction and cinematography, it is a highly entertaining movie. The humorous remarks will surely tickle your ribs and make it thoroughly a great experience.
Special mentions needs to be made to the role of Ranvir Shourie who is the narrator or "sootradhar" as he is referred to. The music of the movie is equally good. The music has been composed by Ouseppachan - his only composition for a Hindi movie.
All in all it's a great movie to watch. Buy the video CD on junglee.com and have a guaranteed fun time.