Life in a Metro: has a life!

May 28, 2007 at 6:06 pm 2 comments


Genre: Romance/Dramma/Comedy | IMDB Profile | Director: Anurag Basu

“Yeh sahar jeetna humhe deta hai, kambakt us-se bahut zyada le bhi lete hain, …”

.. says Monty (Irrfan khan) to Shruti (Konkona) as they stare at the gigantic cityscape from a high-rise terrace; an unthawed pain rinses her mind, wondering if her existence has any meaning at all in this harsh fast-moving urban world.

Anurag Basu’s ‘Life in a Metro’ is an attempt to embark on a journey that runs through a busy city-life, discovering its beauty and filth concurrently. The strength of this movie lies in the way the story is told within a set of different inter-linked characters; smooth tranisitions – never letting you feel lost; brilliantly handled emotional modulations – leaving out the typical b’wood melodramas. I loved the way songs are synchronized, though not many I believe will think that it’s a good idea to have a set of musicians appearing from nowhere to sing the tracks. But, in a complex flow like this, I felt, it helped to make seamless transitions between the criss-crossing stories. the songs, on the other hand, are well used and blended within the story. The tracks, which have a definitive Rock influence, clearly indicate Pritam’s growing confidence on infusing different genres.

Without a doubt, Metro is an out-and-out entertainer that will keep you on the edge for a little over two hours with its brisk pace, neat presentation, good performances and some well-intended humor. Though it slips out on a few occasions towards the end, it’s nevertheless a good paisa vasool for you.

My fav Songs:

Rishtey (James)

Meri Jaan

In Dino


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