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SONALI CABLE - A sweet, feel good film which could be much better, mocks at the greedy corporates and remains watchable for Rhea alone. (Review By Bobby Sing)
18 Oct, 2014 | Movie Reviews / 2014 Releases

Its always refreshing to see films with some new likable faces without any prior information of what they are going to offer in those two hours. And considering this particular viewpoint, SONALI CABLE remains a pleasant one time watch based on an interesting realistic plot talking about the cable network and their local owners personally handling their connected households. However sadly it can also be rated as a film which could have easily become another KHOSLA KA GHOSLA, FUKREY or BAND BAAJA BAARAT with its immensely likable content, but fails to take its all realistic characters to the next level and manages to deliver just a feel good average result due to a hurried and weak final hour.
The film begins well with a fresh approach and starts placing all connecting dots intelligently pointing towards a good script in hand. The progression delivers few entertaining moments in the first hour along with a fine satire pointing towards the greedy corporate culture eying at every single person living in the city. But the culmination starts happening at a quite hurried pace and it more or less becomes all routine or clichéd towards the climax. Also the camerawork & background score remain above average with editing thankfully maintaining a racy pace throughout.
But despite the above mentioned shortcomings, a female protagonist straight out of the real life fighting back against a powerful corporate giant largely works in the favour of the film and one doesn’t mind watching it mainly due to the enjoyable performance of Rhea Chakraborty alone, fluently speaking her Marathi lines with confidence. The young, straight forward and bold character shiningly played by Rhea (in only her second film) becomes the sole attraction of the movie undoubtedly along with few good supporting acts coming from Ali Fazal (also in his second film), Faizal Rashid and Smita Jaykar. Anupam Kher in a not so lengthy role of a cunning businessman once again shows his versatility in playing different characters post his fabulous act in EKKEES TOPPON KI SALAAMI. Plus both exceptionally talented Swanand Kirkire and the debutant Raghav Juyal surely deserve a special mention here for being the surprise elements of the film with their impressive acts.
In his first attempt writer-director Charu Dutt Acharya could have delivered a much better and impactful film if he had given more attention to its conclusive hour adding a different climax twist than the usual ‘seen before’ one. He shapes up his well-placed characters superbly (especially Sonali’s) but isn’t able to play with them as effectively as desired in the second half. For instance, the sudden ineffective revelation of his wife’s departure and no logical depiction of the serious crime committed by Swanand Kirkire in the end simply looks weird with his daughter being least concerned about the same enjoying her own success. Further being a small film, I strongly feel that a director must look out for at least one catchy, enjoyable song from his music directors to get that much required attention from the viewers which is strongly missing in the film’s weak soundtrack.
Nevertheless, I would still like to appreciate the Sippy’s for backing such small venture with all fresh faces as this is only the way to tap the new hidden talent among the youngsters. Yes, SONALI CABLE surely could have been a great film with a potential plotline revealing the ugly games of the corporates played with the common man. Yet its much better than many hugely publicized silly films and has its heart right in place with a very sweet and worth praising performance of Rhea Chakraborty. So it can certainly be seen once for Rhea & Raghav alone to support the effort made.
Rating : 2.5 + 0.5 / 5 (With the additional 0.5 for Rhea, Raghav & Sippy films for supporting such small interesting venture with all fresh faces.)

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