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Avoidable, 16 October 2011
An utterly tedious watch, I saw this at the film festival here in
Mumbai. There is no sense of progression or screenplay, no genuine
engagement in characters, and actually it's very fertile material for
all these things.
That it was a true story only came to me when the film ended and I saw
the final card with Nigel Slater's picture. But, an interesting life
doesn't make for a great film (or even a good one), if the story is not
The genre 'TV Movie' is right for this film, and that is where it
should remain. It works at episodes strung together, watched at
comfortable intervals. It's not 'appetising' film viewing.