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'Aisa Yeh Jahaan' review: It beautifully depicts the Assamese culture but the storyline falls flat

We don’t know if you will take home the messages this movie is trying to covey but we can certainly vouch for the fact that you would pack up your bag soon to plan for a trip to Assam.

Akshay Kaushal | News18.comhttp://Stalkerazzo

Updated:July 28, 2015, 6:11 PM IST
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'Aisa Yeh Jahaan' review: It beautifully depicts the Assamese culture but the storyline falls flat
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Cast: Palash Sen, Ira Dubey, Saurabh Pandey, Kymsleen Kholi, Prisha Dabbas
Director: Biwasjeet Bora

'Aisa Yeh Jahaan' tries to convey too many things at the same times. It’s a socio-environmental film that focuses on life and survival. Also it’s India’s first carbon-neutral film. Wondering that is? Well, it means that all of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by the filmmaking process - lights, cameras, transportation -- was totaled up and offset by comparable investments in renewable energy.

It’s a story about an Assamese family that shifts to the city of dreams, i.e Mumbai. Rajib (Palash Sen) is just another husband, who is happy doing a regular nine- to-five job in an MNC and is struggling to pay his loans. His wife Ananya (Ira Dubey) believes in bragging about things she doesn’t even have. She works as a receptionist with bad English in one of the firms in Mumbai. Their daughter Ruhi (Prisha Dabbas) is too young to take care of herself and stays with her domestic help- an underage Assamese girl named Pakhi (Kymsleen Kholie). The movie raises the issue of discrimination that the people of north eastern face in India. It gives a social message of keeping our environment clean and green and also highlights the issue of kids making a living by acting in serials and advertisements. The debate is still on and many people think that this is unjust and downright inappropriate.

Saurabh Pandey makes his debut with this movie and he plays Ananya’s cousin’s role in it. He is the one who brings in a twist with his entry and then the story unfolds gradually.

But the movie primarily lacks entertainment value. It has not been packaged properly and you don’t enjoy watching it to your heart’s content. Though Palash Sen and Ira Dubey have acted quite well, but everything goes in vain with the plot not segmented properly. If you don’t watch this movie, there wouldn’t be anything that you would miss out on.

The only nice thing about 'Aisa Yeh Jahaan' is the way they have shown the Assamese culture. The scenic beauty of the place with the endearing folk songs at the backdrop transcends us to a different world. And to top it all, the Mekhela chador worn by Ira in the movie makes us fall in love with the culture and its aesthetics.

We don’t know if you will take home the messages this movie is trying to covey but we can certainly vouch for the fact that you would pack up your bag soon to plan for a trip to Assam.

Rating: 1.5

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