I, in general, have been quite critical of Indian cinema. I cannot bear the fact that the worst movies get a lot of attention of the viewers and few good ones get sidelined. It doesn’t mean that there is dearth of quality cinema in India. One doesn’t need Pixar or Disney standard animations or special effects as we saw in transformers or some star studded crew for a movie to draw attention. There have been many wonderful and even low budget movies that have done wonderfully not only in India but also globally. Nil Battey Sannata is one such gem produced recently and how delighted I was to watch it.
A simple movie with heartwarming story corroborated with lovely acting performances. It touches one dreadful aspect in the lives of many students i.e. Mathematics. A poor young girl in school in grade 10 is giving up on studies but her mother has high hopes for her. The girl thinks she will end up being a maid as her mother is. But is that so? The music and the songs are catchy.