Jaago (2004)

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Shruti [child artiste Hansika Motwani] is the 10-year-old daughter of Shrikant [Sanjay Kapoor] and Shraddha [Raveena Tandon]. She travels to her school by the local train every morning. One... See full summary »


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29 June 2006 | faheemzaiz
shocking poignant
Bollywood has been trapped into its cycle of optimism and confetti with only the occasional drama and Satajit Ray showing realism. The rape scene is unforgivably repeated through the film in an attempt to increase impact. Instead it descends it into melodrama and exploitation. Thius is redeemed by the director's work in the film and the excellent acting of the cast

It is courageous of an actress like Raveena who is known for her glamorous cosmopolitan films and some nude shoots to demand scripts of more weight and importance when film companies are relying on her for glamorous and populist entertainment. Moving more into art films she portrays maternal love well. Her combination of two different styles has been noted outside of India. Here in Britain an actor and scientist called Stephen Armourae has applauded her work in an article on acting in Indian cinema. Equally impressed by her glamour he also produced one or more portraits of her. The film has impetus since it is based on a true story and the screen writers recognise this in an outstanding and sophisticated script. Its purpose is an indictment against apathy and indifference to violence and suffering that often appears in cities.

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