Ritwik Sahore, Avneet Kaur, Rajeshwari Sachdeva, Prashant Narayan, Govind Namdev, Anjan Srivastava and Ravi Kishan
National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)
02 June 2023
The National Film Development Corporation is a government body whose function is to organize the cinema business as well as the production of good cinema in the country. But for the last few years, with the help of the National Film Development Corporation, such films are being made, which are neither living up to the expectations of the audience, nor is there any improvement in their business. All the films made with the help of National Film Development Corporation, their story plot is very good. But, the way a story is written on paper, it doesn’t come across on the silver screen. Something similar seems to be happening with the film ‘Chidhikhana’.
Writer-director Manish Tiwari has tried to bring a twist in the film ‘Zoo’. And, the twist is that every human has an animal inside. If we want to win a football match, we must use our inner beast as strength. Under this thinking the characters appear as animals. Children studying in the dilapidated building of a government school played a football match against the top football players of Mumbai. Obviously, if the film is made, only children studying in government schools will win. But how to make ‘Chuck De India’ in the film to its conclusion, the director of the film has completely failed.
The story of the film is to promote the game of football but as the film progresses, the issue of land mafia, non-Mumbaikars and Naxalism in Bihar also comes into play. Sooraj’s mother is shown in the role of a Naxalite’s wife who dies in an encounter. She wanders from city to city to escape her past and reaches Mumbai. After reaching Mumbai, her brother finds her. From here it seems that the story might take a new turn, but the director covers this entire track in just two minutes and the movie ‘Zoo’ is just a chore jam.
Manish Tiwari’s previous film ‘Dil Dosti Itfaq’ was produced by Prakash Jha, the director of ‘Zoo’. The film was released in the year 2007 and was declared a flop. Then in 2013, Manish Tiwari made ‘Ishq’ with Prateek Babbar, Amyra Dastur and Ravi Kishan. Actor Ravi Kishan is also in the film ‘Chidhyaghar’ to play the character of the then friendship and has disappeared in just one scene.
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