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Boot Polish (2007)

 -  Short | Drama  -  16 May 2007 (France)
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A shoeshine boy on the dusty streets of Lahore dreams of rescuing a beautiful courtesan. Boot Polish is a film about dreams... See full synopsis »

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A shoeshine boy on the dusty streets of Lahore dreams of rescuing a beautiful courtesan. Boot Polish is a film about dreams... See full synopsis »

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BAFTA, BAFTA, BAFTA - OH MY GOD Boot Polish is Breathtaking!
2 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OH MY GOD! Boot polish is one of those films that really REALLY stands out! A couple of friends any myself had the pleasure in watching it's at a screener in London. And the beauty of the film amazed us all….. And yes being girls we were all in tears.

It's such a shame that the director was not present, as within the auditorium all people were discussing was Boot Polish! By the way is this director Indian? Or is he Pakistani? I think I LOVE HIM :()

There are so many plus points about the film, it reminded me of the Shah Rukh Khan's "Devdas', the beautiful music, colour and some of the scenes were breathtaking!

The performances from the characters were fantastic especially the boy, and the dance sequence was Pure "Bollywood'. This film just looked far advanced judged against the other short films.

But what everyone really was talking about was the poor little boy! This film certainly remains with you, and makes you realise how privileged we are. Perhaps this is why so many people love it. I also agree that the only problem with the film was that it desired and needed to be longer.

There are countless short films made on the British scene, but not many are made with the talent or creativity as boot polish. I think the director should definitely go to India and make films there, as he is without doubt truthfully talented.

To all the Asians in the UK this is the must see short film of 2007, it should be screened on TV.

Reading below YES, YES, YES! Boot Polish clearly deserves to WIN the British Academy for BEST short film (Ok I may be bias as an Indian girl), but frankly speaking it was far better quality than the other films we watched and like the remarks below the only film that everyone was taking about in the cinema was Boot Polish.

I want to see this film screened on television so more people can watch it. 10-10


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