Directed by Anu Menon, the film features Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles with Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur and Suhasini Maniratnam in supporting roles. With the stellar star cast, 'Waiting' has already been successful in creating a buzz amongst the movie buffs.
Known for her off-beat films like 'London Paris New York', 'Quickgun Morgun', the director has always experimented with themes that are rarely seen in our main cinema. As the trailer unveiled, 'Waiting' revolves around an unusual friendship between two people who befriend each other in a hospital while nursing their spouses in a comatose state.
After featuring together in films including 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' where they had no scene together and the 2011 release 'That Girl in The Yellow Boots', it'll be interesting to see Kalki and Naseer sharing the screen space this time.
Considering the fact that the film has been received well at various film festivals and that it boasts of a nuanced star cast and a different story line, the expectations are definitely high for this one. Will 'Waiting' be just another melodramatic trip of coping with grief or will it offer something novel? Will Kalki and Naseer's unusual story strike a chord with the viewers? Kriti Tulsiani from News18.com is inside the theater to find out.
9:59 AM: Directed by @anumenon1805, #Waiting features @kalkikanmani, @NaseerudinShah , @mrrajatkapoor Kapoor in pivotal roles.
10:02 AM: Will this unusual story of @NaseerudinShah, @kalkikanmani strike a chord with the viewers? Stay tuned to find out. #Waiting
10:14 AM: .@NaseerudinShah's character Shiv brings with him wisdom and calmness while @kalkikanmani as Tara is youthful and passionate. #Waiting
10:27 AM: Tara, Shiv perfectly depict the plight of family members waiting for their loved ones to spring back to life from coma. #Waiting
10:30 AM: Isn't one of the most relatable situations of befriending somebody is the one in a hospital cafeteria? Grief does connect people. #Waiting
10:44 AM: We all have @kalkikanmani's Tara in us; spending hours gathering followers on Twitter only to realise that it all ends in vain. #Waiting
10:49 AM: "Shopping malls? They represent everything that's wrong with us." Special word for the dialogues! #Waiting
10:55 AM: It's half time. So far, so good. The film moves at its own leisurely pace but keeps you glued to the screen. #Waiting
11:01 AM: Nobody is ever prepared to take extreme medical measures for their loved ones and #Waiting shows just that. To persuade or to give up?
11:04 AM: From references to Twitter to steps of grieving, #Waiting offers a bunch of deep philosophies of life in an extremely subtle manner.
11:22 AM: We've to credit @anumenon1805 for capturing the disparity of human emotions with absolute precision in this endearing tale! #Waiting
11:28 AM: There are scenes where you'll find yourself smiling (straight-from-the-heart) such as one with the 'old man drinking and dancing'. #Waiting
11:43 AM: You never know when the conversations with your loved ones turn into the last one. Make the most of the time you've with them. #Waiting
11:45 AM: #Waiting isn't a film that ends on a regular note, it's a kind that will grow on you. Brilliant performances, @kalkikanmani @NaseerudinShah!
11:48 AM: #Waiting not just rides high on the script but also on the execution part. Kudos to @anumenon1805!
11:49 AM: Little detailing of Tara and Shiv's respective spouses would have uplifted the plot even more. #Waiting
11:51 AM: Go for #Waiting. It'll be worth every penny you spend on the tickets. More so, you'll find yourself smiling in a film that's set in grief!
11:54 AM: Thank you for staying with us throughout the tweet review of #Waiting. Stay tuned to know how #Phobia turns out.