I rarely watch a movie before watching the trailer as I like to know what to expect. But when you see names such as Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, and Alankrita Shrivastava all in the same banner, you expect pure entertainment and don’t mind jumping right in. Boy, was I wrong!
“Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” is about two small-town cousins in a big city trying to live life on their own terms while dealing with their own shortcomings and all the curveballs life throws at them.
Dolly Yadav (Konkona Sen Sharma) is a dedicated homemaker and mother-of-two who wants a normal life, unlike the one she had while growing up after being abandoned by her mother.
Kaajal aka Kitty (Bhumi Pednekar) is Dolly’s younger cousin who left home in Bihar to avoid an arranged marriage and is trying to create a life for herself in Noida. Both sisters navigate the strange world we live in today where life seems to be driven by the apps we use and the constant need to earn 5 out of 5 stars.
This new Netflix original movie starts off with an interest-piquing scene which seems like it might be going somewhere with the storyline, but about 30 minutes in you realize that’s not the case. There are too many subplots, which individually might be good but together seem like the writer couldn’t decide which direction to take the story in. Infidelity, extra-marital affairs, questionable career choices, a potentially transgender child – the movie covers all of this and more.
Sharma and Pednekar are both strong and confident in their respective roles (the former being a personal favorite of mine). Despite commendable performances by the two female leads as well as by Vikrant Massey as Pradeep, Amol Parashar as Osman, and Aamir Bashir as Amit, the story falls short leaving viewers disappointed and in fact confused about what the movie was supposed to depict.
Watch at your own risk.
Consultant by day and professional dancer on weekends, Neha loves going to the movies and has a not-so-secret crush on Hrithik Roshan!