Manorama Six Feet Under

there i was channel surfing while having breakfast and decided to check out the local movie channel. there was a hindi movie playing ( just started) which i recognized as “Manorama Six Feet Under” i had wanted to watch it cause i had heard that it was a different type of movie. true, it is a non-mainstream movie. the main protagonist is Satyaveer(Abhay Deol) is a down on his luck junior engineer . he used to be a writer whose first work “Manorama” sold barely 200 copies which was why he lost interest.

the movie opens portaying him in a bored life in a small rajasthani town , married with a kid, from where he sees no escape. one day a woman appears and asks him to play detective akin to his book’s creation “detective Raghu”. Satyaveer is pending enquiry regarding a bribe that he took and hence jumps at the idea of making some money rs 20,000 to be exact. so he takes up the assignment and his life spirals out of control. the woman dies ( murdered , he says) , he gets beaten up by thugs and his marriage gets rocky. what happens after this? how the plot unfolds? watch it 🙂

i liked the way the movie was picturised , directed. the dialogues where good although the rajasthani dialect is at times difficult to understand but everything is explained so not much ambiguity is left( there still is some ) The story flows smoothly , is a bit slow at times. It incorporates the nuances of small town life and politics. i loved the detailing.

by the way , it appears that this is a remake of a Hollywood movie “Chinatown” starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Roman Polanski.