Road, movie

Road, movie

DVD - 2010? | Hindi
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Vishnu, a restless young man, itches to escape his father's faltering hair oil business. An old truck beckons, which Vishnu sees as his ticket to freedom. He offers to drive the antique Chevy across the desert to the sea, where it has been sold to a local museum. As he sets off across the harsh terrain, he discovers he's not merely transporting a battered vehicle, but an old touring cinema. Along the way, Vishnu reluctantly picks up a young runaway, a wandering old entertainer and a striking gypsy woman. Together they roam the barren land, searching for water and an elusive fair. The journey turns dire when they are waylaid by corrupt cops and a notorious water lord. The key to their freedom is the eccentric collection of films and the two forty-year-old film projectors in the back of the truck. As in 1001 Nights, if the films are good, they live and move on. If the films are boring, they face death in the outback. The journey proves transformative for each of the travelers, but especially for Vishnu who discovers life, love and laughter on the Indian highway.
Publisher: [Mumbai, India?] : Studio 18, [c2010?].
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 8904140709460
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 14, 2018

A humorous, surrealistic take on the road movie, featuring hair tonic, a mobile movie theater, water pirates, and a fair from nowhere. The climax parodies the television commercial, which in turn parodies the American "western" movie.

Dec 18, 2016

I like road movies -- FINDING FANNY rated high for me -- but this seemed like a road movie in search of a road movie. As given, there appear to be structural problems -- as if continuity scenes were scrapped & not replaced. While Benegal seeks to convey the dreamlike magic of the film-watching experience, the viewer may be distracted by the occasional surrealism, the sudden shifts in tone, the questions unanswered if even addressed. The result is a film which has something important to say & does say it well, but left us wondering why it felt like so much was missing

personal rating: 5/10

Dec 17, 2015

Fun movie with much teaching!!

Jul 07, 2011

A mobile movie theatre. Water Pirates. Lotsa fun.

Jun 10, 2011

Abhay Deol
Tannishtha Chatterjee
Satish Kaushik

Vishnu wishes to run away from his father's failing business.

When an opportunity arises to deliver an antique truck to a museum (to which it was sold) on the coast, he sees an opportunity for freedom.

Along the way, he picks up a young runaway, an old entertainer, and a gypsy woman with unexpected events.

This movie is a journey of discovery.


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