Review of " SPLIT
WIDE OPEN "
Starring: Rahul Bose,Laila Rouass,Ayesha Dharkar...
MUSIC: Nitin Sawhney
Editing: Renu Saluja
Direction: Dev Benegal
The Movie revolves around
KP (Rahul Bose who is into water business on a contract from a local Dada and he runs around his business in style -wears
Rayban glasses, owns a cell phone and what's more even his water tanker has got
an e-mail ID firstname.lastname@example.org. This Tapoori kind RK bumps into a TV
anchor Nandita Mehta(Laila Rouass) who presents
'split wide open', a daring programme on the sex life of
Mumbaikars. One of her presentations shows a son-in-law
infatuated towards his mother-in- law and is shown going right
under her(oops how come!).
KP is found of an innocent 10 year old girl, Didi who makes her living by
selling flowers on the road. Kp considers her as his own sister and misses
her when she is not around. As time goes she gets succumbed
to a Paedophile. KP succeeds in finding her and when he
persuades her to get out of the clutches of the man who gives her
everything for his desires , she turns him off saying that 'all men are the
same'. Kp reverses back in shock. He learns that its Mumbai where
if one gets in, there is no exit. Rahul Bose performs exceptionally well and for
women folk he is all nude in some of the scenes (as usual) and thank God he
doesn't masturbate like in "English August".
Laila Rouass fits in to perfection as a
TV anchor and she appears quite freezed in the smooch scene with
Rahul Bose (It seems that shot had to be taken 10 times as she had a chipped tooth).
Ayesha Dharkar drops in for a few scenes in which she excels as an
actress (who can forget her memorable role in Santosh Sivan's
Split Wide Open is all in all a very neat movie
tailor-made for English audience and if you want to catch up on what's happening hot
'inside Mumbai' then this one is recommended. Those of you who are keen on hearing F*** R*** etc..there
are quite a lot of them. Incase you are not Fan of
offbeat cinema than Reachout advises you to kindly
park your vehicle at a convenient place to take off in between.
Rating : ****
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