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Seen during the International Film Festival, Mumbai organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images
Plot Synopsis: A woman, married for 10 years, has an extra-marital affair and gets pregnant. She debates on whether she should tell her husband and plays out various scenarios in her mind about how he will react to her confession.
Review: Let's Talk is the debut feature film for practically every member of the crew. You wouldnt realise it going by the brilliant performances and gripping screenplay (written by 2 of the cast members, the director and one other screenwriter).
The movie has only 3 characters, the wife, her husband and the friend to whom she confesses. The small cast and crew has given the freedom to explore various angles and situations, bringing out excellent scenarios. One of the best things about the movie is the consistency in characterisation of the lead actors, how the wife when she thinks about her husband's reactions, there is always a certain believability and consistency to his reactions, extreme as they are. this is a very thin line and they have walked it well.
Director Ram Madhvani does a good job of keeping the atmosphere real and intimate. Maia Kartik performs brilliantly as the wife, while Boman Irani's role as the husband is bound to get him popular and critical appreciation.
The highlight of the movie is its screenplay, however this is its minor defect too. the movie is structured entirely like a play and very few cinematic techniques are used to highlight the situations, almost every trick is straight out of theatre.
That apart the music in the movie is a highlight, Ram Sampath does a brilliant job here and as one of India's most talented although little known musicians, heres wishing that he gets adequate recognition for his work here.
In all a movie that is highly recommended for people who like intimate movies that let the audience explore the meaning of love & what happens to relationships over time.
A Gripping 8!
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