Qissa review Taran Adarsh, Anupama Chopra, Rajeev Masand
Qissa movie review by Taran Adarsh, Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand is described with two words “exceptional” and “distinguishing”. The following critics describe the review in detail by expressing their views saying, the film has a very well crafted scenes and story which has immensely impressed the audience. It relates to the partition drama of the sikh family. This family surrounds with critical twist while partition. Qissa is a type of flick which people want to see and enjoy as such films come rarely on the cinema. The flick includes Punjabi dialogues with English subtitles written by the director and writer of the movie Anup Singh co-jointly written by Madhuja Mukherjee. This movie is about the massive communal, emotional and mental fights caused by the aggression that moved people from their home location in the year 1947. Especially his wife become victims and goes through the physical, mental pain and frustration while partitioning from Pakistan. Even his youngest daughter becomes victim along with her wife who is unintentionally pulled in the maelstrom. The meaning of the film title in English is “Myth or story” and in Hindi its “kahani”. The film gives a feel of fibre, excursive story which is imaginatively recounted by the writers.
Anup Singh’s every film gives such powerful feel and here Umber singh played by Irrfan Khan has four daughters among which the youngest girl raises like a son. She tries to become a man of ethic and good will. She is the strongest character after Irrfan in the film. Tisca Chopra plays the role of his wife.
Taran Adarsh says that this movie is attractive, interesting and splendent which has much of seduction but till a particular period of time. After this, it turns into incident where a death occurs and here the appearance of ghost comes. After the partition they come to India in the state of Punjab. Umber gets settled in business in Punjab. After some years, her wife Tisca gets pregnant and gives birth to fourth daughter where Umber gets happy and celebrate the birth but when her wife ask him, he tell that it’s daughter again this time and listening this she gets unhappy the reason behind this is shown in the later sequence. Umber raises that girl like a son and she grow up thinking herself as a male who tends to do works done by male like driving trucks, hunting animals and staying with mens.
Now, Neeli enters in the story which is played by Rasika Dugal where Umber decides to get her married with Neeli. Here the audience attention is caught by the film and the public response is more in desperation to know the further end of film. The way cinematography is done is commendable by Sebastian Edschmid according to Rajeev masand. After getting married, Kanwar the youngest daughter get to know about her sexuality by Neeli as she was unaware of all this. Here, even Irrfan wants to become a grandfather but it’s impossible as two women’s cannot give a birth to child.
This way with some further scenes in story the picture ends. Anupama Chopra says its Irrfan khan’s0 most tough role played by him yet from all his previous pictures. This movie takes you to a different journey which is more interesting then Irrfan khan decision of turning a girl to boy. The picture given with a line describing its title “The tale of a lonely ghost”.
Qissa movie rating, Public response, story,poster, critics
The movie has received about 4 ratings form the following 5 stars. Critics along with these three like Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express, Raja Sen of Rediff, Saibal Chaterjee of NDTV, Mohar Basu of Times of India, Rohit Khilnani of India Today, Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi has all given a positive reaction on this film with giving around 4 stars to the film. All of these have given thumbs up for the picture story. Even it comes same from the public response which is very optimist with no negative marks on it. The acting performance even on minute scenes is brilliant by all the actors. Have a look on the poster in the form of image,picture and photo.