Have you ever felt that urge to travel back to your childhood days? Ever thought how it will be if we were given a chance to revisit our childhood days? And when the reality hits us hard by making us realize that it wont be possible to relive those days, it makes us feel terrible. But thanks to the medium called cinema. And very few movies do the justice by letting us relive those memories.
Earlier I had seen Shwaas, Shala (which took us on a childhood ride), Duniyadaari (which took us on a ride of college life). Now once again its time to revisit the innocent phase called childhood. This time its with “Killa” (Click here to view the trailer) movie. Killa (The Fort) is a 2015 Indian Marathi drama film directed by Avinash Arun. The film was selected for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Crystal Bear by the Children’s Jury in the Generation KPlus Selection. At the 62nd National Film Awards, it was awarded the Best Feature Film in Marathi Award.
The plot revolves around the boy who along with his Mom comes to Guhaghar after his father’s death. Its all about his journey on how he manages to get acquainted with the new place, new school, new school friends & the people from that place. The plot might be looking simple & straightforward but the backdrop of the scenic beauty of Guhaghar, the treatment given to the story is what makes this movie a unique watching experience. The village roads, old houses, people with that typical local accent adds up to the plot. The bond between the boy & his mother, the bond of friendship is perfectly portrayed.
We all have played pranks in the school, written not-so-good words in the school toilet/benches, tried to help our school friends in every possible way we can. We have felt the anger when our own friends neglected us. We have felt jealousy when our school friends got something new in the school & they kept flaunting it. But we have always trusted our friends, come what may. How about re-living these memories? The movie has its own moments which makes us smile, laugh our lungs out, cry & by the time we are out of the movie hall, it makes us weep within because we start craving to go back to our childhood days at that very moment.
The cinematography is absolute masterpiece where in every frame is well crafted to perfection & yet it feels natural. The background score travels along the screenplay which is well placed with no forceful interference. All the cast including Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao have given their best performance. So are you ready to relive your childhood memories? Don’t miss this movie.
Director: Avinash Arun
Cast: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao