Comments on: Road, Movie: This trip is boring Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: ananth2010 Sat, 06 Mar 2010 08:48:45 +0000 As I watched the film, with 25-odd viewers on Friday, I felt perhaps we have lost the ability to watch films with passages without dialogue allowing slow action to develop. We have got so used to the ear-splitting noise of routine Bollywood fare. Thus a movie like Road looks out of character with the multiplex ambience. But was impressed with Dev’s conviction to attempt such a film.

Agree with Shilpa that the movie fails to spring to life. Dev has failed to tautly link episodes. Does the hero evolve in the end? There is no evidence, leaving one wondering whether the director had any such lofty ambitions in the first place.

I remember Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s acclaimed Malayalam movie Kodiyettam (Flag hoisting) where the main character of the late Gopi(who won the national award for best actor) is a simpleton who gains wisdom as he journeys to the plains.

Road, Movie shows yet again the treasure of stories that can be unearthed in rural India.