Kaccha Limboo Hindi Movie Review
Sagar Ballary wanted to make a kids film with Kaccha Limboo. And he almost did. The first half of this film is adorable and takes you right back into your school days, be it remarks on your calendar or assembly halls or fights with classmates. But oh, what a tragedy he creates out of the second half… almost killing the film and everything beautiful he had managed to develop with it!
Ballary's intention was to bridge the gap between children and adults. That's what he had said during the promotions of the film. But he clearly tried too hard to keep up on the thought as he introduced unnecessary complications towards the end of the story.
Kaccha Limboo is about 13 year old Shambhu. He is fat and his classmates make fun of him for that. He keeps landing up in trouble, not always for his own fault. He desires to belong to a group of friends but they don't want him. He also likes a girl and tries calling her on her mobile phones but he cannot go meet her in person as he lied that he is from a senior class. At home his mother is pregnant and hence the attention that he used to get has diminished. The situations only make him more aggressive and he decides to run away from home. When he does, he meets Vithal, who is younger and a complete reverse of what he is. And they both decided to run away.
As mentioned earlier the film is filled with cute moments, which probably the director had to work hard to get right. And then he falls prey to the same old 'love for his own hard work' phenomenon. So he includes a whole lot of such moments and as an audience you would not complain till you realize that the story is not moving anywhere. What happens much after the interval should have happened by interval. And even then things tend to go on a continuous loop till the director realizes that he needs to end the film and he uses an axe to chalk out a very smart end - so smart that it leaves you confused!
Technically the film is just about passable be it cinematography, editing of music. Screenplay could have been worked on.
But the pluses in the acting department take care of a lot of negatives that the film has. Taher Sutterwala is very impressive as Shambhu while Chinmay Kamle scores as Vithal. Sarika sparkles.
Overall, Kaccha Limboo demands a watch for those moments and the performances. But these apart it falls back as a mediocre project. Don't expect it to keep you entertained all the while.