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      Pankh

      2010 1 hr. 33 min. Drama List
      Reviews 13% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A child actor grows up and tries desperately to break free of the role that made him famous. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A lot of bizarre experiments are being made in the name of art house/experimental cinema. Precious raw stock, precious time and precious resources are being utilised to create movies which are so weird that only its creator would know what he's actually trying to say. Pankh is one of those films, which, frankly, makes no sense. Nothing works in Pankh. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasises about her, so why this hullabaloo about his sexual identity? And pray, what is Bipasha doing in so many avtaars? Did she walk on the set straight out of a fashion show? Talking of performances, Maradona Rebello tries hard to look convincing. Bipasha suffers due to poor characterisation. Mahesh Manjrekar hams to the hilt. Ronit Roy is lifeless. Lilette Dubey is hysterical. Daya Shanker Pandey is quite good. Amit Purohit needs to polish his acting skills. Sanjeeda Sheikh is convincing. Asha Sachdev gets the role right. Pankh has nothing to offer. terrible, poor. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot of bizarre experiments are being made in the name of art house/experimental cinema. Precious raw stock, precious time and precious resources are being utilised to create movies which are so weird that only its creator would know what he's actually trying to say. Pankh is one of those films, which, frankly, makes no sense. Nothing works in Pankh. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasises about her, so why this hullabaloo about his sexual identity? And pray, what is Bipasha doing in so many avtaars? Did she walk on the set straight out of a fashion show? Talking of performances, Maradona Rebello tries hard to look convincing. Bipasha suffers due to poor characterisation. Mahesh Manjrekar hams to the hilt. Ronit Roy is lifeless. Lilette Dubey is hysterical. Daya Shanker Pandey is quite good. Amit Purohit needs to polish his acting skills. Sanjeeda Sheikh is convincing. Asha Sachdev gets the role right. Pankh has nothing to offer. terrible, poor. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member sick and disturbing!! Awesome cinematography and direction! it's not a movie that entertains. it stirs up mind, mess with you.. what a end!! it's not for feeble hearted! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE!!! This movie will eat your brain and make you rip your hair off of your head. Bipasha was stupid enuff to do this movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member the director ought to be shot, pankh is almost laughable. this Could've been an intriguing watch and perhaps become a cult classic in indian cinema but nope, it went the try-too-hard-to-be-an-'art house film' way. definitely the wrong way in this instance. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This film is the, I believe, true story of award-winning child artist Jerry (aka Baby Kusum), who was a boy forced to play girls' characters by his mother. The movie has been presented in such an abstract fashion, that it had me as confused as the protagonist for the majority of the time. However, looking at it from a bigger perspective, it is a very shocking and eye-opening exposition of how dark, tragic, and mortifying the life of Jerry and numerous other child artists victim to this practice must have become in regards to their sexual identity and orientation as they grew into adolescence. A well-made and intended film, but a bit too abstract, ghastly, and vulgar for me. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express The execution lets down the film, peppered by gratuitously grungy dialogue, and a series of unlovely people. Rated: 1/5 Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A child actor grows up and tries desperately to break free of the role that made him famous.
      Director
      Sudipto Chattopadhyay
      Executive Producer
      Parth Arora, Sanjay Gupta
      Screenwriter
      Sudipto Chattopadhyay
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi