Alankrita Shrivastava’s directorial on Netflix makes you root for each the cousins who take totally different routes to emancipation
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare reminds one among Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s movies. Not that there’s something light about Dolly Yadav or her cousin, Kajal’s, lives. Nonetheless, within the two girls’s hopes, desires and aspirations, one sees a religious successor to Hrishi-da’s tender portraits of middle-class India from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Dolly and her husband Amit grind out their middle-class existence in a nightmarishly ugly flat in Noida. They’re working arduous in the direction of paying for a luxurious flat — hopefully they’d get higher decorators! The youthful of Dolly and Amit’s two sons, Pappu, likes dolls quite than trains, a lot to his mother and father’ horror.
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Kajal involves city from the village searching for work. After strolling out of a dead-end job at a shoe manufacturing unit, Kajal appears to seek out herself as Kitty, the voice on a relationship app. Whereas the trials the 2 girls face is kind of predictable, the appearing and sense of place (proper right down to the score stars for the meals supply govt) makes for partaking viewing.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
- Run time: 120 minutes
- Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
- Starring: Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Vikrant Massey, Amol Parashar, Aamir Bashir, Kubra Sait
- Storyline: Two cousins take totally different routes to emancipation
Konkona Sen Sharma as Dolly and Bhumi Pednekar as Kitty/Kajal excel as do Aamir Bashir as Dolly’s feckless husband; Amol Parashar because the charming supply govt Osmaan Ansari, who’s co-opted into fixing the air-conditioner, giving Dolly a elevate, and different sundry chores; Vikrant Massey as Pradeep, one among Kitty’s ‘purchasers’ she has the misfortune of falling in love with; and Kubra Sait as Shazia, the obligatory ‘daring’ lady who reveals Kitty methods to navigate life within the massive metropolis.
Written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava (Lipstick Underneath My Burkha) Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is an fascinating slice of life. The marked lack of social media is shocking. The visitor look of Delhi’s charming doll’s museum reminds one among a less complicated time when Sundays meant a pilgrimage to the mentioned museum adopted by a go to to the zoo for a wink from the lazy crocodile.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is at present streaming on Netflix