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The Good Road (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 July 2013 (India)
A family on vacation lose their son. A truck driver's last ride. A girl chasing hope. This is a life affirming journey, across a local highway, and into the heart of an unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to strangers.

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Gyan Correa

Writer:

Gyan Correa
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ajay Gehi ... David Shroff
Sonali Kulkarni ... Kiran Shroff
Shamji Dhana Kerasia Shamji Dhana Kerasia ... Pappu (as Shamjibhai D Kerasia)
Priyank Upadhyay Priyank Upadhyay ... Shaukat (as Priyank Upadhyaya)
Keval Katrodia Keval Katrodia ... Aditya (as Master Keval Katrodia)
Poonam Kesar Singh Poonam Kesar Singh ... Poonam (as Miss Poonam Rajput)
Rinkle Karelia Rinkle Karelia ... Rinkle
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Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class urban couple, with their son Aditya, are on a holiday. Aditya will be accidentally separated from them during a brief halt at a Dhaba. And his loss will only be discovered several hours, and several hundred kilometers later. They must double back to find him. Poonam is an 11-year old-year-old child from the city. She is looking for her grandmother, living in a town at the end of this highway. Tired and hungry, Poonam wisely stops at the Topaz, what seems to be a small garment dying unit.Aditya will be found by a local dhaba owner, and put onto Pappu's truck. Has Aditya found a new and unlikely home on this truck? Later, when it is too late, Poonam will discover that the Topaz is not quite the place for her. She will be confronted, forcefully, with the ... Written by Rajesh Das

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Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Gujarati | Hindi

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Хорошая дорога See more »

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Budget:

INR 25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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With the premise primarily being outdoors, it follows three different plots that eventually intercept each other. Though the screenplay revolves around two children, according to director Gyan Correa, it's not a children's film thanks to its multiple layering. See more »

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The Good Road is not so smooth to ride or drive.
25 September 2013 | by reachmallyaSee all my reviews

I have grown up watching cinemas from NFDC. From the past one year NFDC has been doing a great job in restoring good Indian cinema and releasing them on home video. I respect to most of the movies that have come under the NFDC banner. In parallel to restoration NFDC is also releasing new films and "The Good Road" is one such. There was a bit noise about this when it got released a few months back but it did not get any kind of attention. I kind of lost on this until NFDC released it under home video recently. Another important reason why cinephiles are watching this one is due to its nomination for Oscars and how it compares and contrasts with much acclaimed "Lunchbox". I have not watched Lunchbox and hence cannot provide nay kind of comparison. The Good Road has a good plot. It captivates your attention in the first few minutes. You get a feel that its not a routine kind of cinema. You witness some great cinematography but what it lacks is the kind of emotions that the characters need to have in this plot. You feel deceived when you see the characters acting badly with almost no expressions and emotions. The film falls flat midway and embraces a predictable path. It does engage till you end with bit frustrating moments here and there. Had it been well executed and well acted it would have created much necessary magic. I would be super surprised if this makes some noise at Oscars.


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