Friday, April 15, 2011

IFFLA 2011: THAT GIRL WITH YELLOW BOOTS

Ruth (Kalki Koechin) in That Girl in Yellow Boots.
The truth for Ruth

By John Esther

After an altercation back in the United States, Ruth (Kalki Koechlin) decides to travel to Mumbai, India, in hopes of finding her lost father. No novice to the corruption of the local governments (and beyond), Ruth has come surprisingly, as well as amusingly, prepared. And come others will when Ruth takes up some seedy employment that allows her to lie fast and young.

The kind of film you expect, positively, to find at a film festival, director Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots boosts strong performances of characters playing out a gritty script that, although quite good for the most part, offers a conclusion that does not hold up to the rest of the film.

Koechlin has quite a screen presence and she gets plenty of support from some of India's respected thespians.


That Girl in Yellow Boots screens tonight, 8:30 p.m., ArcLight Hollywood. For more information: IFFLA 2011

1 comment:

  1. ANURAAG, AFTER HIS MASTERPIECE, DEV D, HAS GIVEN THE DISCERNING FILM VIEWERS YET ANOTHER RAREST FILM. THE FILM GRAPHICALLY DEPICTS THE HARROWING LIFE OF SINGLE WORKING WOMEN IN URBAN INDIA. ONLY A DIRECTOR OF ANURAAG'S EMINENCE CAN TOUCH UPON A SUBJECT LIKE THE UGLIEST AND DEMNOIC FACE OF SEX IN THE MOST APPROPRIATE CINEMATIC LANGUAGE. KALKI TAKES THE AUDIENCE DEEP INTO THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE CHARACTER SHE HAS PORTRAYED WITH HER STERLING PERFORMANCE. THE FILM LEAVES A EVERLASTING IMPACT ON THE VIEWERS MIND. PRODUCERS OF BOLLYWOOD, INSTEAD OF PROVDING THE USUAL SONG AND DANCE MOVIES, SHOULD ENCOURAGE ANURAAG TO DIRECT SUCH FILMS TO EXPOSE THE GROWING ROT AND FILTH IN THE SOCIETYY. LET MORE SUCH MEANINGFUL CINEMS COME FROM THE MAVERICK DIRECTOR ANURAAG IN THE COMING YEARS------ASHOK KUMAR

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