Movie Review : PAKHI
Director : Sachin Gupta
Cast : Anamika Shukla, Sumeet Kaul , Tanmanya Bali
Censor : A
Duration : 101 Minute
With a convincing plot and a stream of characterization that makes us believe in the worst of humanity, Sachin Gupta has indeed made a promising comeback after three years with his new feature film, Pakhi. The latest movie of the tinsel town beautifully captures the web of child trafficking, flesh trade and everything that goes around from politics to crime. With spectacular frames of camera, each in a vivid light and characters that pull the mantle to the core of your heart, entrenched in agony, power and pleasure of business. The bad man of the movie Sumeet (Bali) sure has a compelling bad vibe that makes his acting convincing for us to believe in the big bad world of flesh trade. While Bali is at it, characters of Pihu, the little girl who is pushed in the vicious world and Pakhi, the girl who over a course of one year into the business becomes Suhani bring the real side to the movie. Anamika, who plays Pakhi turns out to be every woman who loses herself to be someone else and it is the dialogues that make the dark charm spell onto the audience.
The writers have done a great deal of hard-work looking into every aspect of the characters they have woven. Surely, the movie is successful in bringing the dark side come alive for the audience but it is the subject of Pakhi that sends shivers down the spine. Each time the glare of the lady, Pakhi standing next to the window with a glass of alcohol in her hand and a pale, emotionless face put on, you do realise how bad the world can get for ambitions, desires and life. The story, over the course becomes a tale less told about rising from the ashes and victory over the bad but it is the thriller overall demeanor of Gupta’s artistic eye that turns the movie into one of the tales that must be told for the years. With a reeking stash of power, lust and crime, this movie is definitely the best interplay of art, camera and characterization with a medley of convincing script, heart wrenching music compositions and direction that gets you to get two bowls of popcorn for entertainment but rather not nibble on them because the script wouldn’t let you to. It is the conviction that wouldn’t let you look for entertainment but feel the agony of Pakhi