Movie Review: Morning Walk

How does an actor who delivers a cracking performance in one film switch to become a totally different person in another,both out the same day?

Written by Shubhra Gupta | Published: July 11, 2009 2:26 am

CAST: Anupam Kher,Sharmila Tagore,Rajit Kapoor,Divya Datta,Avika Gor,Nargis,Shayan Munshi

DIRECTOR: Arup Dutta

How does an actor who delivers a cracking performance in one film switch to become a totally different person in another,both out the same day? Anupam Kher rocks it in Sankat City,but settles heavily like a rock in Morning Walk — there’s no lift or zest to the way he plays his character.

Not that it would have helped the film any. It’s about a bad daughter-in-law (Diyva) who promises to love her husband’s (Rajit) father as long as he offers to invest in a new house. But it’s all gone as soon as Professor

Joymohan (Anupam) discovers a long-lost love (Sharmila),and a connection he never knew he had. The daughter-in-law turns into a shrew,the son withdraws into silence,and the chess-playing grand-daughter (Avika,the child bride in TV series Balika Vadhu),is reduced to a pile of tears.

By rights,this should have been a touching family film. But it struggles to extricate itself from cliché and predictability,and fails.

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