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      Walkaway

      Released Oct 29, 2010 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy Drama List
      40% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 100% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Four friends struggle to reconcile traditional Indian values with the realities of life in modern New York. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Fantastic Moviieee !!! everyone should watch it! ... I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it! dont waste your money on any other movie besides this !!!! storyline and concept was well thought of. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved it for it showed: 1. NYC 2. Amiya 3. We - the Indian professionals in US; the state of mind and the complexity behind our attempt to be honest to both Western Modernization and Indian culture. 4. The truth behind every Indian wedding 5. All the above in a sincere and with a light heart. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie is marketed as an Indian version of Sex and the City. However, the issues tackled in the film are not of petulant, self-indulgent individuals, rather a clash of traditions and customs dating back many generations, in a modern day battleground defined by the economic collapses, non-stop flights and instant connectivity. The figurative diversity of expectations hits home in the literal diversity of New York. There is great acting by upcoming actors- namely Samrat Chakrabarti (Shree), Carrie Anne James (Genevive) playing an inter-racial couple trying to tie the knot. Deepti Gupta (Nidhi) and Ami Sheth (Anu) absolutely own every frame they are in. The portrayal of Indian parents involved in the wheeling-dealing behind the wedding arrangements is spot on. The direction is sharp, with very slick editing. It is hard to believe that this is the director's debut film. A brilliant soundtrack, created by the likes of Vishal-Shekhar (the music director of Dus, Dostana) and Ram Sampath (Peepli Live), rounds off an eminently enjoyable movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Walkaway Date Rated: Oct 30, 2010 | Rel. Date: Oct 29, 2010 For a directorial debut this film has an amazing ability to drag you into the characters and really feel for them. Regardless of if you are Indian and have the different pressures of family life in Indian culture, we can all identify with wanting to do the right thing for our families whilst living the life that we want, and especially when in love. A humorous and insightful tale following 4 different lives through life in NY, family pressures and love, this story brilliantly depicts the challenges of finding the right one and the fun and challenges that can be had on the way. The music has been carefully selected and becomes part of the story telling itself if you read the translated subtitles and there is always something uplifting about Indian music that puts a smile on your face. Anyone who is looking for love, in love, or loves their kids so much they just want (what they think) is best for them will love this movie, regardless of your culture, this film speaks to us all Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Comments from people exiting the movie on the first day are very positive. Loved the "multitude of relationships bound together by common threads of tradition and modern thought in New York". "has universal appeal to audiences much broader than the south-asian nuanced storyline", "loved the songs music is amazingly used in montagues, no silly bollywood singing and dancing" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Diego Semerene Slant Magazine The hedonist possibilities of New York City remain unexplored in Walkaway, whose privileged heterosexual twentysomethings would rather spend their time looking for the perfect partner to take home to Momma. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 31, 2010 Full Review Rachel Saltz New York Times A pleasant enough time-pass, as they say in India, but stays too near the surface to be memorable. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 29, 2010 Full Review Michael Ordoña Los Angeles Times Only 97 minutes but feels much longer. Rated: 1/5 Oct 28, 2010 Full Review Frank Lovece Film Journal International Four first-generation Indian-American New Yorkers look for love, or try to hold onto it, in this Desi-loo production. Nov 1, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Four friends struggle to reconcile traditional Indian values with the realities of life in modern New York.
      Director
      Shailja Gupta
      Screenwriter
      Shailja Gupta, Ruchika Lalwani
      Distributor
      IABA Films
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 29, 2010, Limited