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De Taali – movie review

Depicts Friendship in the Real Form


De Taali, movie review

Welcome to a world filled with friends, love and Laughter, a world where life is defined by friendship and friendship is defined by love. Childhood buddies – Paglu, Amu and Abhi live the lives of each other. They drink, eat & sleep together. They certainly are an integral part of each others lives. De Taali movie review

Amu (Ayesha Takia) is a girl amongst the two guys, though Paglu (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Abhi (Aftab Shivdasani) don’ treat her like one. Paglu is the one who makes her realize about her feelings and helps her get her love.

Abhi is the rich, kind and classy guy who falls in love every time he meets a weird girl. Life however takes a serious fun turn when one of them falls in love with the other. And the one is sadly in love with some one else all together.

De Taali is a simple film, where this gang of three friends live it up. One holiday after another, having fun all out. Abhi the rich boy is a flirt and, in flashbacks, we meet his past loves – a shoplifter, then a druggie and we realize that he is unaware of his precise taste in women. Then he has a hilarious encounter with a psychic (Neha Dhupia) who claims that “she can see dead people” and proceeds to a calm place Chitrakoot. Abhi moves around with a tilak and beads around his neck. But as happened n number of times in the past, he is now nursing his heart again after a painful breakup.

At one stage when Abhi says that she’s the one, his pal Paglu corrects him saying “She’s not the one, she’s 31”, referring to her number on Abhi’s girlfriends list. Amu, the tomboyish girl who hangs with them is the more sensible among the three. Paglu is the one with bright business ideas that he never succeeds in. But he’s eternally devoted to Abhi and Amu.

Directed by E. Niwas and produced by Ravi Walia De Taali, the film takes a turn when Kartika (Rimi Sen) comes in their life, the whole dynamics of their friendship changes. Abhi has now fallen for Kartika whom he met at a charity function. He falls for her beauty, but she is after his money, and Amu and Paglu go through dramatic situations making their best friend realize the reality in the end.

Screenplay by Abbas Tyrewala masterfully incorporates the fluff and the slightly darker touches making for a genuinely funny, interesting and contemporary love story. Superb songs by Vishal-Shekhar are full of interesting compositions, excellent arrangements and fresh lyrics (Vishal Dadlani, Abbas Tyrewala).

Aftab Shivadasani is a talented actor proving his come-back. Riteish Deshmukh is excellent and with every film, he masters the comic scenes. This film largely works due to his endearing screen presence and his range. Ayesha Takia is immensely likeable, doing well in both the comic and the emotional portions. The sexy Rimmi Sen revels in the meaty role and gives a very entertaining performance.

Fun-filled and love – filled moments collide. Friendships break to turn into love. De Taali captures Friendship in its most real form. The movie isn’t perfect, there are many things that could have been done better, cinematography and editing that would have improved the movie… Yet, it is still an enjoyable film.

CAST of De Taali:
Paglu – Ritesh Deshmukh
Abhi – Aftab Shivdasani
Amu – Ayesha Takia
Kartika – Rimi Sen
Satish Shah
Saurabh Shukla
Anupam Kher
Saurabh Shukla
Mukul Dev
Pawan Malhotra

CREDITS of De Taali:
Banner: Rising Star Entertainment & Sahara One Motion Pictures
Producer – Ravi Walia
Director – E Niwas
Sunidhi Chauhan
Anushka Manchandani
Shreya Ghosal
Shekhar Ravjiani
Raja Hasan
Lyricist – Vishal Dadlani, Abbas Tyrewala
Music Director – Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Choreography – Bosco Martis, Caesar Gonsalves
Cinematography by Amitabha Singh
Art Department – Sets – Daniel Birt
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De Taali, movie review