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Unpaused (2020)

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An anthology that brings together 5 unique creators of Hindi cinema featuring stories of love, new beginnings, second chances, and a glimmer of hope. Set and filmed in the times of the Covid-19 lockdown.


Devika Bhagat (Story & Screenplay), Tarun Dudeja (Script, Screenplay & dialogue) | 7 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gulshan Devaiah ... Ahan Awasti (Segment "Glitch")
Saiyami Kher ... Ayesha Hussain (Segment "Glitch")
Richa Chadha ... Devika Khanna (Segment "The Apartment")
Ishwak Singh ... Chirag (Segment "The Apartment")
Sumeet Vyas ... Sahil Khanna (Segment "The Apartment")
Lillete Dubey ... Archana (Segment "Rat-a-tat)
Rinku Rajguru ... Priyanka (Segment "Rat-a-tat)
Abhishek Banerjee ... Manish (Segment "Vishanu")
Geetika Vidya Ohlyan ... Seema (Segment "Vishanu")
Ratna Pathak Shah ... Uma (Segment "Chand Mubarak")
Shardul Bharadwaj Shardul Bharadwaj ... Rafique (Segment "Chand Mubarak")
Komal Chhabria ... Mala (Segment "Glitch")
Mahathi Ramesh Mahathi Ramesh ... Shraddha (Segment "The Apartment")
Sachin Kathuria Sachin Kathuria ... Watchman (Segment "The Apartment")
Dilnaz Irani ... Pragya Tiwari (Segment "The Apartment")


The plot focuses on the fall and ultimate rise of Chadha's character as she comes to terms with her husband's indiscretions with the help of a friendly neighbour. Tannishtha's movie Rat-A-Tat focuses on the unlikely bond two women form during the lockdown. Abhishek Banerjee and Geetika Vidya Ohlyan star in Avinash Arun's Vishaanu which is about a young migrant family's life during the nationwide lockdown.

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Beautiful stories, Good Performances !!
20 December 2020 | by madhukar30See all my reviews

Unpaused is a wonderful collection of five beautifully crafted short movies that underlines the struggles, confusion, fear, helplessness, anger, loneliness, distress, vulnerability and cowardice that struck our lives once the COVID-19 induced lockdown was announced. the anthology, knitted by a slew of terrific performances, is a pertinent commentary on a pandemic and its depredations.

Cinematography is excellent in all segments, with near perfect production production colouring that is among the best in 2020 Indian cinema. Editing is crisp and neat, making sure none of the five segments drag unnecessarily even one bit. Production design, costumes and makeup were very decent in all segments. Directors Nikkhil Advani, Avinash Arun, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Krishna D.K, Nitya Mehra, Raj Nidimoru have really put in a great effort to ensure good quality returns in their respective segments. Music was subtle and calm throughout the segments depicting the tone of events unfolding within. Acting is generally very good overall, armed with some very good performances by a host of well seasoned actors. With Geetika Vidya Ohlyan performance in Vishaanu segment being the best of the lot.

Overall, Unpaused is important because it serves to chronicle this slice of history, that we all took part into. It helps that it is also an enjoyable, insightful affair where we get a peek into the lives of others, during the pandemic, both rich and poor and see how they conquered their vulnerability. At a run time of 114 for five segments, Unpaused is a breeze that will remind us of our own fear & helplessness during March & April 2020. 7.7 stars out of 10 for the beautiful presentation of heart touching stories.

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