Doordarshan is a breezy light-hearted movie

Doordarshan is a breezy light-hearted movie

Doordarshan movie is an ode to the simple times when people were content with just one channel and people valued real connect. The plot of the movie is simple. Sunil (Manu Rishi Chadha) is on the verge of a divorce from his wife Priya (Mahie Gill). Sunil’s mother Darshana (Dolly Ahluwalia) had slipped into coma 30 years back but suddenly wakes up. To avoid her any further shocks, he plans with his kids to recreate the lost era.

Doordarshan has written and directed by Gagan Puri. It is a simple movie in which you will be smiling all through. There are some scenes that will take you down the nostalgic lane. Anyone who has seen those times would happily recall how one had to keep adjusting the aerial antenna to make sure that one had good reception of the only channel that was available on TV and the handful of serials that we had.

What shine through the movie are the performances. Manu Rishi gives it all in his character and performance of Mahie Gill is commendable too and they are well supported by the others.

However, the music of the movie is a total let down. Would have loved to see some nice 90s style music in this but the songs in the movie do no justice to this era or the time gone by.

Overall, we feel that it is a simple movie that has sweet funny moments laced all through it. The only drawback is that the movie may not be able to connect with the multiplex audience or with the single screen ones. This would have worked better on just TV.

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