Sona Spa Movie Review
Ratings : NA Sona Spa Review by Taran Adarsh
The hypnotic hypothesis of Makarand Deshpande’s play renders itself into a quirky, sometimes exasperating, sometimes invigorating peep into the troubled psyche of sleepless souls. The film exudes a kind of tongue-in-cheek wisdom that’s poised precociously between existential home-truths and plain nuttiness.
Only Makarand could stride these two incompatible worlds of the outlandish and the tragic with such a clear disdain for cinematic conventions.
Naseeruddin Shah‘s cameo turn as a suave-talking god-man is restricted to a television plug for the spa.
Not all of the episodes hold together. But the piecemeal virtues go well with the nirvanic quest of these fragmented lives. Sona Spa is a stirring wake-up call in the middle of a troubled tortured sleep. The performances by largely unknown theatre actors adds a compelling edge to the drama of transferred dreams.
The film ends with a devastating lie about a truth to one of the female protagonist’s about her friend’s past. Here, the film tells us what the characters struggle to articulate all through the film.
It’s okay to live a lie if reality is too disappointing to be borne. Like it or hate it, you can’t be indifferent to Makarand Deshpande’s vision of a sleep-starved world, populated by people with guilty secrets and dark desires.
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Cast & Crew
Director – Makrand Deshpande
Star Cast – Naseeruddin Shah, Aahana Kumrah, Shruti Vyas, Pooja Pradhan, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Vineet Sharma
Music Director – Shamir Tandon, Shailendra Barve
Banner – Miraj Entertainment Ltd
Release Date – 22 March 2013