Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Film Review > On The Road

On The Road

Saturday, August 04, 2018
By Deepa Gahlot

Karwaan
Director:
Akarsh Khurana
Cast: Irrfan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar and others
Rating: * * 1/2

Karwaan is a lightweight road movie, meant to be life-altering for the characters, and amusing for the audience, but it’s neither too funny nor profound enough. It coasts along on the charm of the actors and breathtaking beauty of the Southern landscapes not seen too often in Hindi films. Audiences today are pleased with much less.

Bangalore-based Avinash (Dulquer Salman — earnest) is a leftover from ‘3 Idiots’ — he wanted to be a photographer, but is forced by his father into a secure IT job. The estranged father is killed in a bus accident, and Avinash wants to get the last rites over with quickly, when he discovers, much to his annoyance, that his father’s coffin has been exchanged with that of the mother of a Kochi-based woman, whose rebellious daughter (Mithila Palkar) joins the trip.

The solemn Avinash, inexplicably, has a friend in an older garage owner Shaukar (Irrfan), who offers to transport the coffin in his van part of the way, but the journey keeps getting extended, and not all diversions are interesting. The good and bad thing about having Irrfan in the film is that he gets all the laughs, but when he is not on screen, the movie seems to deflate.

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
Bollywood
Actresses either ‘dating ‘ or ‘marrying’ macho me
Another children’s day has gone by, and there ...
Effervescent yet dynamic actor Arshad Warsi known
I am a married man, now 49 years of age, a CA by
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)The day sparkles with opportunities and pleasures, you just have to look in the right place. If you've been looking to seal a relationship, today is the day to propose, says Ganesha! Be careful while driving, and be subtle in suggestion. Towards this end, success will smile upon you.
- Advertising -
The job opportunities in the world of sports toda
The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar
International Students in USA
Read More