A slow drawn out road movie that features a young mother, Kamal, and her daughter Manya, traveling to Shimla from their village called Chitkul in search of her husband. Enroute they meet Nawazuddin, a roughneck of dubious character who acts as their escort. A multi-layered film exploring the tense man woman relationship in rural India with a socio-political backdrop. Brilliant acting again by Mr. Siddiqui and a fine performance by Ms. Thapa. Directed by Geethu Mohandas of Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare fame, the movie is India's entry in to the 2015 Oscars. For a change a movie of quality has been picked.
Rating: * * +