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Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express I could just drink in this film. Rated: 3/5 Oct 19, 2015 Full Review Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter It's the simplest story imaginable but the director's grasp of child psychology grippingly depicts the boy's anxiety and feeling of being different, while his sensitive cinematic language sets these in the wider context of a coming of age story. Oct 19, 2015 Full Review Film Companion Staff Film Companion With his Marathi film about an 11-year old boy who must adapt to a new life after his father's death, Avinash Arun's directorial debut succeeds in telling a simple story bursting with heart. Oct 27, 2020 Full Review Mihir Fadnavis Hindustan Times Avinash Arun's incredible debut film explores unusual themes delicately and expertly -- the frustration of not belonging, the search for home, the weight of loss, the frustrations of single-parenting. Rated: 4/5 Oct 19, 2015 Full Review Mihir Bhanage The Times of India Killa is one of the best films to have hit screens this year. Rated: 4/5 Oct 19, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Que delicinha, amei a relação mãe e filho, e a dificuldade do guri em se adaptar diante de tantas mudanças em rezão da profissão da mãe, uma mulher independize, justa e determinada, que se deu mal por dar um jeitinho, culpa do patrão, que pelo menos não a abandonou diante do "julgamento" dela, fotografia linda, nas ruínas abadanadas no meio do verde e da chuva, tudo lindo nesse filme, apaixonante… Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Tiene un buen mensaje sobre madurar y el acostumbrarse a nuevos entornos. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Killa' is not just a children's film. If something makes it one, it's just a narrow description. It's an unconventional, pleasant and delightfully coming-of-age feature which features children as they are and without exploiting them or their.traits. Avinash Arun is a great cinematographer. His work is interesting, especially in the Hindi remake of 'Drishyam' which released in the same year. But hr incredibly proves even a distinctive filmmaking style, and this makes 'Killa' the best film this year to be made and released in India. If you haven't watched any Marathi film, you must watch the only one: 'Killa'. It'd be remembered as an iconic film about childhood. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Lovely story of growing up in a small town in India. An eleven year old moves to the countryside with his mother after his father passes away. Glimpses of the small town life, including the friendships which are made and broken in school brought back my own memories of a nomadic childhood in rural Bangladesh. Deservedly won National Award for best Marathi film and went on to win at the Berlin Film Festival. Loved the movie posters as well! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Avinash Arun's Killa is one of the most beautifully shot movie without any indulgences. Sometimes feel like inspired from Abbas Kiarostami visual technique of long shots that let the beauty of the landscape do the magic. Not a single frame tries to artistically adventurous but stays true to larger theme of storytelling - a clear outcome of director who doubling as a cinematographer for this. This can be our own "Catcher in the rye" - it is a classic in its own right. Sound of incessant rain accompanies you in the entire movie. Widowed mother played by Amrita Subhash and Chinmay as Archit were very natural - movie has so many moments - the math paper - that takes you back to your own childhood memory, bandya'a quips -who would bring smiles whenever he comes in, the dog sequence, the poetry recitation on motherhood. As you watch the movie and enjoy - somewhere you wonder where it's going- and in last 3rd you hit upon the main theme when archit realizes "his friends do care about him" - it about universal theme of friendship interrupted and restored. Zoomed-out shots and background score are aces and tele port you to the land of konkan and spirit of the time and people you lived through 80s and early 90s without saying so. This could have been notable Oscars entry .. But court is no less.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member And then there are some movies which deserve to win in every category and at every award function! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis An 11-year-old boy copes with the loss of his father while starting in a new school.
Avinash Arun
Alan McAlex, Ajay Rai, Madhukar R. Musle
Tushar Paranjape
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 28, 2017
1h 18m
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