‘Paranthe Wali Gali’: Totally bereft of a script

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The film takes the viewer on a journey through Delhi’s most famous bylanes – Dariba Kalan, Kinari Bazaar and Khari Bawri and is based largely in the most famous food-lane of Delhi – Paranthe Wali Gali. A theatre group led by Maulik (Anuj Saxena) practices there. The story also encompasses a typically loud punjaban, Naina Kaur (Neha Pawar) who runs her own catering business, delivering delicious paranthas to her clients. She of course, dreams of having her own shop in Paranthe Waali Gali. The film appears totally bereft of a script and for most of its run-time meanders between loud, coarse histrionics devoid of legitimate reason and un-enlivening distension which tends to tedium. Neha Pawar epitomizes that illogical loudness with a performance that irritates while TV star Anuj Saxena is so lacklustre and lacking in verbal clarity that it all becomes disheartening. Add to that, the character of a elderly Punjabi housewife who runs a successful band-baja business and doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind – it makes for a great deal of subterranean turmoil. Nothing nurtured, nothing gained and that’s the story about first time directors who have starry aspirations but fail to match it up with a strong, well-structured effort. Sachin Gupta may be great at theatre but his effort to create credible cinema is severely wanting. There is little logic in the run of play and the sub-plots don’t really make any sense whatsoever. The recent run of north centred films coming in the wake of ‘Vicky Donor’ leaves a lot to be desired. PWG begs to be in the list of ones that couldn’t get it right – in terms of content! - See more at: http://freepressjournal.in/paranthe-wali-gali-totally-bereft-of-a-script/#sthash.zLllvwgr.dpuf

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