Sonchiriya: The film with a creative concept, strong characters, and a step closer to real cinema

Sonchiriya is used as a metaphor by Chaubey to plead to save its grace through dharma and justice from all possible barriers.
Sonchiriya: The film with a creative concept, strong characters, and a step closer to real cinemaSonchiriya: The film with a creative concept, strong characters, and a step closer to real cinema
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With audiences being receptive towards newer concepts, film-makers today feel emboldened, so do the artists to create and be a part of art that stands out from the mainstream. The new phase in cinema where commercials, as well as art, can co-exist has given powers to the teams to not worry about box office numbers only, opening the doors for realistic cinema as well. One such latest movie to have hit the hearts with a story set in the heartland is Sonchiriya

Sonchiriya, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the man behind movies like Udta Punjab, Ishqiya, attempts a vast horizon of the Indian political and caste system on toxic patriarchal grounds. The raw ravines of Chambal and a constant shift of innocence and beliefs of dacoits has managed to garner rave reviews, both from the audiences and critics. Abhishek successfully manages to leave us all hooked with his precision of characterization supported by formidable writing with strong twists and drama and cinematography that creates an ombre of penitence and metanoia.

 

“तेरे ख़ुशबू में बसे ख़त, मैं जलाता कैसे प्यार में डूबे हुये ख़त, मैं जलाता कैसे तेरे हाथों के लिखे ख़त, मैं जलाता कैसे जिनको दुनिया की निगाहों से छुपाये रखा जिनको इक उम्र कलेजे से लगाये रखा दीन जिनको, जिन्हें ईमान बनाये रखा तेरे खुशबू में बसे ख़त... जिनका हर लफ़्ज़ मुझे याद था पानी की तरह याद थे मुझको जो पैग़ाम-ए-ज़ुबानी की तरह मुझको प्यारे थे जो अनमोल निशानी की तरह तेरे खुशबू में बसे ख़त... तूने दुनिया की निगाहों से जो बचकर लिखे साल-हा-साल मेरे नाम बराबर लिखे कभी दिन में तो कभी रात को उठ कर लिखे तेरे खुशबू में बसे ख़त... तेरे ख़त आज मैं गंगा में बहा आया हूँ आग बहते हुये पानी में लगा आया हूँ तेरे खुशबू में बसे ख़त...” ~ राजिंदरनाथ रहबर #जगजीत सिंह जी missing you... #Sonchiriya

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It is well known that India was known to be a 'Sonchiriya' in its early days before it changed form during the period of Emergency. Thus, Sonchiriya is used as a metaphor by Chaubey to plead to save its grace through dharma and justice from all possible barriers.

Each character in the movie has a strong background which leads to the formulation of their beliefs. 

Gujjar [Ashutosh Rana] and Lalla's only conversation in the movie is when he asks the young kid running after his mother's life for revenge, "How does it feel to be vengeful?" to which Lalla only claims about that it is the generational dividend from all the stories he has heard growing up.

The leader gets himself killed by putting the gang in an encounter situation just to achieve his salvation. Lakhan [Sushant Singh Rajput], who is a prime character, evidently fights for his own beliefs throughout the movie as he says during a dialogue with Vakil Singh [Ranvir Shorey], "I will run from the gang easily, but how will I run from myself." Everyone is seen chasing their Sonchiriya, which metaphorically relates to salvation.

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I so want to see this movie...too bad Indians don't value good cinema

Chaubey's movies are painfully delicious. Just like Udta Punjab, this too is an experience that you can't shake off.

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