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Once Again (2018)

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After a chance phone call leads to daily conversations, a widowed restaurant owner and a lonely film actor plan to finally meet in person.

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Kanwal Sethi

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Kanwal Sethi, Ajitpal Singh (dialogue)
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Cast overview:
Shefali Shah ... Tara (as Shefali Shetty)
Neeraj Kabi ... Amar
Bidita Bag ... Mira
Priyanshu Painyuli ... Dev
Rasika Dugal ... Sapna
Bhagwan Tiwari Bhagwan Tiwari ... Ashok
Narendra Jetley Narendra Jetley ... Vijay(cook)
Suparna Marwah
Anuschka Sawhney Anuschka Sawhney ... Film actress
Prabhat Raghunandan Prabhat Raghunandan ... Film Director
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Amar is an aging film star. A famous and wealthy man, he lives alone in Mumbai, a city of 15 million souls, the city of dreams. Tara, a widow, runs a small restaurant with the help of her son, who delivers Amar's meals. Tara has never seen Amar - except on the big screen. What began by pure chance a year ago has now turned into a ritual: for hours on end they talk to each other on the phone. Until one day, when Amar sets out to meet Tara in the flesh. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Mature and realistic
8 September 2018 | by parveenjassalSee all my reviews

The movie has an element of realism. Shefali Shah portrays her character beautifully, and makes the movie watchable. Every scene with her is worth watching. The phone conversations between the characters were well done, I think some of the best lines in the movie is during these scenes. A lot of it is good, the wide pan shots of the city, the bustling in the streets at night, the shots of Shefali in the restaurant cooking were the best moments of the film. However, the movie suffers from the melodramatic music, overtly emotional and sometimes completely unsuitable to the scene itself, making what could have been a good scene into something akin to an amateur film school student's creation. The ending is also uncharacteristic of the rest of the movie, makes little sense and leaves the viewer utterly unsatisfied. This is not to say that an ambiguous ending is not good, it just was not done very well, unlike "Lunchbox", another movie with a similar theme of loneliness. The movie could have been a lot more if there was sharper editing, removal of weird dancing montages and a more well thought out ending. Overall, though I do not regret wartching it. It's worth a watch just for Shefali's performance. Very underrated actress.


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Release Date:

1 September 2018 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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