Watch Movei Review - Tahaan ( Drama )
Tahaan ( Drama )
Cast � Purav Bhandare, Anupam Kher, Rahul Bose, Sarika
Direction : Santosh Sivan
Santosh Sivan has already proved his forte while handling the theme of insurgency in the award-wining film, The Terrorist, This time, he enters the killing fields itself and views life in the midst of guns and grenades juxtaposed against the sylvan mountains cape� of the Kashmir Valley, Interestingly, he adopts a style that is quintessential to Iranian cinema and tells his story- death and destruction versus life, love and hope through and eight-year �old protagonist, Tahann ( Purav Bhandare), who has just one mission in life. He wants his donkey, Birbal, back after his mother (Sarika ) is forced to sell it off whe the going gets tough.
The film is essentially a paean to Santosh Sivan�s skills as a cinematographer, as his camera captures the seasons and the mood the Valley, like never and before, Young Tahaan, who lives with his mute mother and sister, after his father disappears, �makes friends with the trader (Anupam Kher ) who bought his donkey and tries to buy it back from him. He accompanies the avuncular trader and his yokel aide ( Rahul Bose ) on their business trips, into terrorist-infested land, to no avail. The trader fails to relent and the enterprising Tahaan ends up handling a grenade for his newfound terrorist friend, only because the gun-toting jihadis have promised to get his donkey back Innocent Tahaan�s tryst with terrorism in indeed a gripping affair, specially since young Purav renders a heart warming performance as the child who lives in war-torn territory and still believes in miracles. Anupam�s in great form. Sarika�s impressive. Rahul Bose looks out of sorts.