New Delhi: From being screened at national and international film festivals to winning the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, Amitabh Bachhan taking to Twitter to praise the film and Vidhu Vinod Chopra sponsoring a vacation for the team, Nitin Kakkar's 'Fimistaan' has quite evidently earned huge appreciation. Released in 2012, the film hits the screens today, two years after its official release. And going by the response it has begun to get, it has succeeded in leaving the right impact on the viewers.
The film revolves around Sunny, who works as an assistant director, and aspires to become an actor. It is realize this dream that he accompanies an American crew to remote areas in Rajasthan to assist them on a documentary. He is kidnapped by an Islamic terrorist group kidnaps for being the member of the American crew, and what follows next is a not so easy life for him and an understanding of India-Pakistan relationships. Debutant director Nitin Kakkar's film stars Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Kumud Mishra and Gopal Dutt.
Divya Pal is inside the theater to live tweet the experience.
2:52 pm Stay tuned for the tweet review of #Filmistaan.
2:58 pm #Filmistaan has won critical acclaim for its story and execution, national film award
3:03 pm From gorging on chocolates in a sexual way to imitating #SunnyDeol, struggling actor #Sharibhashmi tries everything but fails. #Filmistaan
3:14 pm Debutant director Nitin's #Filmistaan explores India-Pakistan relationships. But the treatment has helped it grab everyone's attention.
3:19 pm Even though #SharibHashmi has been kidnapped by Pakistanis, he hasn't been kicked, hurt or injured yet. This is also Pakistan. #Filmistaan
3:29 pm #Filmistaan introduces the Pakistani version of 'Yaara silli silli'. It is so soulful.
3:36 pm #Filmistaan gives an insight into Pakistanis' love for Bollywood films, stars. This time it isn't Big B, but Salman Khan.
3:48 pm Pakistani militants aren't insensitive. On the contrary, they are accommodating, somewhat amiable, just not threatening. #Filmistaan
3:55 pm It is interval, and #Sharibhasmi has only entertained us by imitating actors. But perfect acting is more than imitation, right? #Filmistaan
4:02 pm The first half is slow, tad monotonous. While Sharib is sincere, other actors aren't impressive. Not too many funny moments. #Filmistaan
4:15 pm Yeh bhi utna bada fan hai Sunny Deol ka jitna aap Sunny Leone ke. #Filmistaan
4:18 pm Like Bollywood, cricket and Sunny Leone work as glue that binds India and Pakistan. #Filmistaan
4:30 pm #Inaamulhaq has been given some of the funniest oneliners in #Filmistaan. His comic timing is phenomenal.
4:34 pm Bandukon se mulk jeetey jaatey hain, dil nahin. This dialogue sums up the essence of #Filmistaan
4:45 pm Dialogues by #Sharibhashmi may not be iconic, but some like 'Mera hero to tu hai' will be remembered. #Filmistaan
4:57 pm #Filmistaan does justice to its title with Sharib's obsession with Bollywood and filmy antics.
5:02 pm It is interesting to see how many earn a living by selling pirated Hindi films, which is definitely a money-making occupation. #Filmistaan
5:06 pm #Filmistaan may be a film festival favourite, but it might not be one of the best films of all time.
5:11 pm Going by the onscreen chemistry of #Sharibhashmi and #Innamulhaq in #Filmistaan, these actors should team up again soon.
5:12 pm Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #Filmistaan. Watch this space for more Bollywood updates.