Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho, A Movie Review

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 Vinod Kapri’s Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is a bumpy ride through the interiors of Haryana.

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is a Indian political satire film directed by Vinod Kapri. Inspired by true events, the film centers on a love story set in a village of Haryana. The lead actor is Annu Kapoor who is the head of the village. It also features Om Puri, Rahul Bagga,Ravi Kishan, Sanjay Mishra and Harshita Bhatt in supporting roles.

The many comic scenes elicit many a laugh, reports Ananya Bhattacharya in India Today, but the emotional ones fail to strike a chord. The abundance of potty-talk, again, is a bit jarring to the city-bred multiplex-visitor’s palate. Some of the actors, Bagga and Bhatt, for example, fail to insert authenticity to their Haryanvi accents, and come out sounding forced. A redeeming feature of the film is the absence of songs. Apart from Naach Basanti, a rather head-on take on ‘Basanti, in kutton ke saamne mat naachna‘ from Sholay, the story hasn’t got any songs.

In all, Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is an okay-ish one-time watch. It has as its core a real story, but in the process of dramatisation, the sting is left blunt. Watch it for a somewhat askew view of the bizarre-fest called Rural India.

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