Film review: Nil Battey Sannata2 min read 22 Apr 2016, 01:23 PM IST
‘Nil Battey Sannata’ serves its medicine with more than a couple spoonfuls of sugar
Nil Battey Sannata is plenty smart, but it might have seemed smarter still had it been more trusting of its audience’s capacity to get the joke, or the point. It’s not enough that the mother should have high hopes from her daughter; the said daughter must also be named Apeksha (Hindi for “expectations"). Conversations are repeated with minor variations until their meaning is painfully clear. Apeksha’s declaration that she’s resigned to being a bai (maid) because her mother, Chanda (Swara Bhaskar), is one is then echoed in a talk Chanda has with her employer, and again in a scene with Apeksha and her friends. The pretty score by Rohan-Vinayak is crammed into all those passages where viewers might have otherwise heard themselves thinking.