26 June 2006 | crouse-linda
For me, this film was a wonderful surprise.
I did not expect to see such a riveting, beautiful and moving film when I saw Return to Rajapur. The film just unexpectedly pulled me in.
The script is tightly constructed--no wasted words or action and the story line is simple on its surface, but it has layers of issues including alcoholism and domestic violence. I found the interweaving of past and present seamless, almost like a counterpoint in music.
Which brings me to the next point.I have read some of the reviews and I agree that the cinematography and music were spectacular-- on a par with some of the great films made recently.
I saw Return To Rajapur twice, and it was even better the second time, in my mind,the hallmark of an excellent film.
I cannot believe that this was the Director's first film--I am waiting for her next one.