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Bombay Rose Movie Online Reviews

Gitanjali Rao's brilliantly animated Bombay Rose frame evoked a strong sense of nostalgia. To see it is to travel through the dream. The ether dissolves and the hallucinations transition takes you into a world that is both real and imaginary at times. Rao invites us to remind him of the time that has passed. Bombay Rose is a boil for both the bustling city and fragrant flowers. Rao stitched the two together. If Bombay (not Mumbai) is a city of dreams that has nightmares in its rural streets, then the rose has beaming petals with thorns underneath. Both the city and the flower portray a misleading picture of themselves from the outside - one has skyscrapers that stand proudly, while the other has exquisite petals. This is the disturbing side.

In a way, Bombay lives in this analogy daily. Like dreams, the animation portrayed frame-by-frame tries to compensate for a dysfunctional story. Rao calls one of those "masala movie" lenses as a tribute to the city and big-life films that not only galvanized but also influenced crowds during the old days. This effect is reflected in Bombay Rose, which is quite evident from a close-up of a face that silently soaks up the phallus of love while others watch the film in a theater. This is the way to set up Rao's story: Expect a full-blown masala film. And so, you get the scene where love blossoms as soon as a man gives a rose to a woman. To spice things up, he is Muslim, and he is Hindu. His name is Salim (voiced by Amit Devadi), and the girl he is teasing is Kamala (voiced by Silee Khare). They reside on opposite sides of a busy road where vehicles and passing people act as a barrier between them, quite literally. These "vehicles" and "people" are a stand-in for society that forbids the union of the two religions. Rao likes to give such visual translations. He turns an opportunistic villain into a chile.


An animated film liberates itself from the limitations of reality. They have the freedom to travel through space and time without any hindrance. Hell, you can make your own version of reality devoid of established conventions. In Bombay Rose, the city occasionally "travels", giving us information about history. You see, say, which building stood in place of the present structure or how it came back. But it is not just these bricks and walls that are transported back in time. Ms. Shirley D'Souza (Amardeep Jha) is also holding on to the past. Her long-standing husband is replaced with his clothes set on a chair. She talks to him. When she dresses in front of the mirror, her reflection is colored in black and white by her little ones (this color is depicted on all "past" scenes).


For a film that devoted most of its energy to Kamala and Salim, I became more involved with D'Souza and Anthony (Shishir Sharma) than Kamala-Salim. Certainly, Kamala and Salim are given more poetry (they melt into each other under the bliss of the rain). But I moved far beyond a simple scene where Anthony held D'Souza's hand gently. I preferred the older couple's calmly endearing relationship over the older couple's short-tempered-dramatic. The friendship between Kamala's sister and a silent and deaf boy is endearing. Rao manages to bring out the innocence of childhood which acts as a catalyst for the bond between them.


Since Kamala lives near a beach, her father comes up with a question as to why people come to the beach. "Thinking about their dreams?" Reply Kamala "Why do you come to the sea?" He asks. Well, the beach is a place where land, sky and sea make a connection. Probably, there is a possibility that something like this can be achieved at a place because it may be the reason behind coming to the beach because it gives more possibility to the seemingly unacceptable dreams of people. There is another, less profound reason to choose to go to the beach - chilling, of course.

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