It’s not just about a climbing expedition of four friends. He has many kangaroos. Every friend has a past, fights with family members. While living the life of a senior citizen, there is interaction and conflict between the two generations. Author Abhishek Dixit paints this whole very emotional and complicated matter very sensitively. Many times ‘typical filmy’ arrangement is also seen. The ‘coincidences’ present in Barjatiya’s films keep sneaking in here as well, care is taken to ensure that the audience leaves the theater with a satisfied attitude towards the end.
We ask logical questions that which friends who are over seventy go to ‘Everest Base Camp’ without any thought, without much practice. Of course, it is our wisdom as viewers not to let it fall like that. The director does not try to find answers to such questions here. What he wants to show is only the relationships between each other, their shortcomings, the abundant life of friends, the ongoing dialogue of those who come to the end of life, the account of what went wrong and what went right. Surajkumar Barjatya does not delve too deep into all this; Yet they take care to make the story as emotional as possible at every stage. His experience in dealing with family, ‘melodrama’ is felt again and again. The best part of the movie is the powerful performance of the lead actors. Amitabh-Anupam-Boman’s ‘chemistry’ on screen is definitely worth watching. The long experience of all these three in the field of acting can be seen in many occasions. Parineeti Chopra remembers in a small role. The roles of Neena Gupta, Sarika, Nasifa Ali Sodhi also depending on the occasion. Songs and music are the lifeblood of ‘Rajshree’ movies. Here too Irshad Kamil’s songs and Amit Trivedi’s music will capture the light of content. Amit Trivedi wants to say that the era of old ‘melody’ is over.
In short, ‘Unchai’ is a movie for the ‘second inning’ audience. For this class at the present time, there is not much shown to be related to their emotional world. (It’s a bit ‘goody goody’ here too.) ‘Height’ makes up for that deficiency. A typical family, sentimental ‘dish’ is brought to us by Suraj Barjat. Those who are used to watching ‘Rajshree Production’ movies, those who are used to ‘melodrama pattern’ movies should definitely go for this ‘highly emotional’ movie.
Producer : Surajkumar Badjatya, Mahaveer Jain, Natasha Oswal
Written by: Abhishek Dixit
Director: Suraj Kumar Barjatya
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Music : Amit Trivedi
Compiler : Shweta Mathew
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Danny, Parineeti Chopra, Neena Gupta, Nasifa Ali Sodhi
Rating: Three and a half stars