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Lockdown Review : Chopsticks – Hindi film on Netflix
Published on May 23, 2020 12:56 am IST

Starring : Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar, Vijay Raaz

Directed by : Sachin Yardi

Produced by : Ashvini Yardi

Cinematography : Kedar Gaekwad


So, continuing the series of reviewing movies and shows during the lockdown period, our today’s pick is the Netflix original film Chopsticks. Directed by Sachin Yardi, lets now see how it is.


What’s it about?

Nirma Sahastrabuddhi (Mithila Palkar) is an introvert, under-confident Mandarin translator who buys a swanky new car. But to her bad luck, the car gets stolen the same evening. Left with no choice, Nirma starts looking for the car herself. She also meets a conman(Abhay Deol) and asks him for help. They both start looking for a car and cross paths with a local gangster played by Viza Raaz. The rest of the story is as to how they find the car finally.


What’s good?

Mithila Palkar, who has become a famous name on OTT platforms does a superb job. She as an introvert gives a fine performance and is the best of the lot in the film. Abhay Deol is also neat in his role but he is not in the best of forms. The comedy generated through the name Nirma in several occasions is superb. But the best of the lot is Vijay Raaz, who plays the goat loving gangster. There some fun scenes that keep you hooked while the lead pair look for the car in dire circumstances. The BGM and camera work is amazing.


What’s bad?

The basic execution of the film looks silly. The situations are right but the manner in which they are unleashed looks over the top in many areas. There is no great comedy nor the drama is solid. The film is good in bits and pieces but that does not what someone looks forward from an Abhay Deol film. In many scenes, he looks like he is sleepwalking his role. The ending is also a bit rushed.


Final Word :

Overall, Chopsticks is a film that has a good premise but is narrated in a haphazard manner. While one scene looks good, the other keeps irritating you with its over the top nature. Except for the performance of Mithila Palkar. this film has nothing much to showcase.

Rating: 2/5


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