April 2, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The Great Indian Butterfly is a 2010 English movie by director Sarthak Dasgupta with Aamir Bashir, Sandhya Mridul, Barry John, Koel Purie in lead roles. Read the film review at CalcuttaTube.
The Great Indian Butterfly- A must for warring couples!
Rating: 2.5 out of 5*
Starring: Aamir Bashir, Sandhya Mridul, Barry John and Koel Purie
Director: Sarthak Dasgupta
The Great Indian Butterfly narrates the tale of a young urban couple Krish (Aamir Bashir) and Meera (Sandhya Mridul). Forgetting their hectic lives, both Krish and Meera set out on their long impending vacation to Goa. While Meera wants to unwind on the beaches and scenic places, Krish has another agenda that is to search for the great Indian Butterfly. Last seen by an unknown Portuguese explorer Carodiguez, the mythical Indian butterfly is symbolic of luck, peace and happiness. All through out their journey they never for once are at peace with the other and the banter goes on till it gets worse. But then do they eventually find the Butterfly? Does happiness elude them once more or does their relationship get a second chance? It is all unravelled through the rest of the plot.
Debutante director Sarthak Dasgupta has done a decent job where showing the conflict between the couple is concerned. He has also touched upon rare emotions and conveyed his point without much confusion. One of the most interesting parts of the film are the ones where the fights between the couple. It gives an insight of the metro cities staying couples face in reality. However, the letdown parts are the never ending monologues about happiness, butterfly and the symbolic valley that are too stretched. Despite its short running time of over 100 minutes the plot appears stagnated in the second half. An overdose of songs could also have been avoided. While the cinematography by Shanker Raman is good overall, one doesn’t understand how a few out of focus shots were not noticed!
Aamir Bashir does a decent job but Sandhya Mridul is simply outstanding and her English isn’t with a fake accent but how an average Mumbai girl would generally speak. Koel Purie in her short role manages to leave her impression. Barry John (last seen in Teen Patti) playing the narrator of what the Great Indian Butterfly is all about is passable.
The Great Indian Butterfly is a decent multiplex film that may help a few warring couples who stay in big metros. If you are looking for an entertainer then this film is not for you.