Sandeep and Pinki absconding
The film, Sandeep and Pinki absconding , was released in theaters on 19 March this year after being stuck for months and the cinema was closed after two-three years, so the film could not reach many people. The film, starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, was keen on director Dibakar Banerjee as he had given some of the best films to the audience.
The character named Parineeti Chopra is named Sandeep as some names in North India are similar to boys and girls. Pinky takes the name of the girls, which is the name of the character played by Arjun Kapoor in the film.
Just as both the names are unique and different, so is their background. Sandeep is a hotshot banker. English is the medium and gold medalist. We can consider it as the representative of ‘India’ which carries a hand bag of two lakh rupees. Pinky is the representative of ‘India’. Suspended is a policeman who his senior thinks is of no use. Root Wisdom, Hatta-Katta and Angry Pinky believe that people like him are just numbers and they are fit anywhere.
Sandeep and Pinky unite despite their unwillingness. If both have to save their lives, they have to support each other. They flee to Delhi and reach Pithoragarh. From there, there is a plan to flee to Nepal through a fake passport.
Banerjee underlines the unevenness of the people of India through these two characters. People with access use the police for themselves and they become the pawns of the police, for whom living properly is a dream. Pinky even once asks Sandeep that he has a degree, money, yet why did she commit the crime? There was compulsion in front of us.
Sandeep and Pinki absconding is not just a chase film. The story opens layer by layer and the characters are revealed. Also, both have to save lives. The film puts many things in front through these characters. Various issues such as corruption of police, men’s skeptical thinking towards women, the scheme of giving money to the poor have also been touched upon.
The opening sequence of the film is amazing. Some people are sitting in the car. Cars are being driven away on the streets of Delhi. Are rich Speak anecdotally about women. You don’t know anything about these characters, but there is definitely irritation. The camera is absolutely static and credit titles are running. Suddenly such an event happens that you are stunned. This sets the tempo of the film.
Sandeep and Pinki stop at an elderly couple in Pithoragarh. The role is played by Raghuveer Yadav and Neena Gupta. The mentality of the small town dwellers is also introduced through these two characters. The man wants that no matter how educated and educated a woman is, she cooks, serves and does not let the men get rich, then she is a slave of Joru. Also speaking English is a sign of your being intelligent. There are other characters of Pithoragarh, like a youth who is fascinated by Bollywood stars and wants to build a similar body. It has also been shown how the process of creating fake passports is going on in this town bordering Nepal.
There are also some shortcomings in the story. Not much information has been given about the characters of Sandeep and Pinky. Like why is Pinkie suspended? Why is it working for your seniors? Even though Sandeep is miserable with the family, but why is she not taking any help from anyone? Why does she agree to be part of the scam to save her bank? Sandeep’s attempted rape just before the climax is weak.
Director Dibakar Banerjee’s presentation is strong. He has worked very hard on the characters. The location and selection of artists is accurate. They have been successful in keeping the audience curious as to what will happen next. He has finished the film well. Anil Mehta’s cinematography is excellent.
Arjun Kapoor’s role is such that he had to be expressionless and he is good in this work. Although the dialogues he spoke at the beginning of the film are unclear. He also had trouble speaking Haryanvi tone Hindi. Parineeti Chopra impresses with her acting skills. He kept his character from the beginning to the end. Neena Gupta and Raghuveer Yadav were seen immersed in their characters. Jaideep Ahlawat did not get much opportunities.
Sandeep and Pinky absconding manage to keep the audience at bay.
Producer-Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Music: Anu Malik
Artists: Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Raghuveer Yadav, Jaideep Ahlawat
• Available on Amazon Prime Video * 2 hours 4 minutes
• रेटिंग : 3/5