A delightful film that honors and reflects the spirit of Bruce Springsteen’s songs. The songs featured in the movie makes for a great movie soundtrack too. Try not to sing a long.
I liked the effects in making Springsteen’s lyrics come alive visually in the movie.
The story may feel like your standard coming-of-age style, but it amazingly has a lot more to say in terms of thematic topics.
All the topics covered makes for a much more interesting movie to watch than I originally expected. Despite being set in the 1980s, people of today can very much many things to relate with.
Viveik Karla as our protagonist Javed is a on point with his character. It’s very easy to feel for the guy.
Kulvinder Ghir as Javed’s Father Malik is also amazing in his role. He is arguably going to trigger even more emotions from you.
The rest of the supporting cast from Nell Wiliams, Aaron Phagura, Meera Ganatra, Nikita Mehta, are all fantastic as well.
This movie has a lot of scenes and set pieces that are going to just grab at you memorably, despite the simplicity of the visual narrative.
Some of those scenes involves singing and moving about like it’s a dream sequence, but they were quite joyfully charming to see play out.
One of the big last scenes in the movie in particular really moved me.
Knowing that the story is based on actual people and events, helps you swallow some of the more exaggerated plot elements.
Knowing that the story is based on actual people and events, makes you criticize some of the plot elements that seem too exaggerated.
It also doesn’t help that there were several story devices that come off as plot tropes that feel cliche or too familiar.
At times the story can feel a little manipulative.
Although the movie clearly wants to take it’s time to tell it’s story, I couldn’t help but feel a little impatient at times in wanting things to move faster.
For some cases, the movie moved faster than I wanted it too.
It felt like I was just watching a compressed season of a TV series, than a properly paced movie.
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