3 January 2008 | AvinashPatalay
Read a book on screen
Manorama Six Feet Under is akin to reading a novel. Viewers who are not fond of reading might judge the pace of the movie to be slow. It takes a while to build the atmosphere, characters gets established, suspense builds up and races ahead to a grand finale.
Screenplay and cinematography is commendable, you can almost feel the heat of the desert and sand on your face. A few places you can see the shades of Tarantino style of movie-making.
MSFU is the story of Satyaveer who stumbles upon a mystery and the (failed!) writer in him itches to seek the truth redemption or quest?
Abhay Deol apparently is focusing on building his competency in the "new-age cinema" genre (there is too much competition in the mainstream anyway). As Satyaveer he puts on a convincing get-up coupled with a restrained performance.
Gul Panag uses the usual sarcastic house-wife lines to portrays a convincing character.
Vinay Pathak goes to shows that he is good at everything and not just comedy. Minor hitch here: why does he carry a strong accent while her sister doesn't? Convent studies maybe?
Raima Sen character staunchly believes "Men and coffee are good rich" and the tension which prevails between Abhay and Raima over the game of snake and ladders is truly amazing, especially the come-hither passes.
Sarika has a small but effective role. Its goes to show that acting is akin to ride a bicycle.
Khulbhushan Kharbanda is as usual dependable.
The two henchmen have portrayed their parts well (apologies for not knowing their names).
Finally I must add that gone are the days where Bollywood used to paint the perfect world. Its emotionally gratifying to see just like true-to-life, the movie also depicts shades of grey.