It has been one dozen days of the Gujarati Film “Bas Ek Chance” and I am quite late to post a review! But since many of you out there want to read those reviews and since a person like me enjoys writing, let this be your guide to the movie. I was invited for its Premier Show at Ahmedabad. And since that day, I’ve talked to a lot of people about this movie. Get your reading glasses on because this is going to be a long read. And hopefully, an interesting one!
“Bas Ek Chance” has a very contemporary theme. I wouldn’t restrict it to the life of Brijesh Patel (the protagonist in the movie) and his love for making movies. I take this as a life struggle of the youth of today’s India. The youth today wants to pursue their passion by defying the societal obstructions, if needed. The movie portrays this sentiment in depth. The message has been passed perfectly to the audience and deserves a special applause. Though there is a bit of routine movie masala, but ‘thoduk toh chaale ne’?
Kirtan Patel ‘laambi race no ghodo chhe’. Trust me. From cinematography to the shot detailing, he has mastered it all. This movie is a visual treat. Hope some Bollywood directors (those of the likes of the Kattz-Battz) watch it and improve their skills. It is quite surprising to learn that it is Kirtan’s debut feature film, because the work looks like that of a seasoned player.
Average. Not something that you will want to hum or hear on the radio. But then, the story of the movie is so strong that you wouldn’t care a damn about the music! Except the title track, there is hardly anything that the viewers might recall.
I do not recall more characters of the movie, and even if you tell me, I am not writing more. Enough said. ‘Bas Ek Chance ne Ek Chance toh aapo!’