15 August 2019 ‧ Drama / Netflix Director – Swapnaneel Jaykar Cast – Adinath Kothare Producer – Madhuri Dixit Distribution – Netflix Synopsis – A
2019 ‧ Drama / Netflix
A mishap in a building disrupts a love story as residents unite to help a little boy.
By Cinema Paradise
On India’s Independence Day, a zany mishap in a Mumbai chawl disrupts a young love story while compelling the residents to unite in aid of a little boy, whose hand is stuck in a pothole. Writer Yogesh Vinayak Joshi keeps it simple, he pours analogy into the whimsical characters through their idiosyncrasies.
So, here’s a film with admirable intentions that it’s tough to dislike, but also that passes by without much notice thanks to its own complete lack of ambition. As with most low-key slice-of-life dramas, 15 August, written by Yogesh Vinayak Joshi and directed by Swapnaneel Jayakar, swings the double-edged sword of authenticity versus drama and ends up getting it stuck somewhere in territory that is disappointingly mundane.
By The Review Geek
The story here sees a painter called Raju conflicted over his life and in particular, love interest Jui. After getting engaged to her, all seems well for them until she loses the ring down a small hole in the town square. Enlisting the help of a young boy to get the ring out of the hole, the boy gets his hand stuck, ultimately setting the foundation for most of the drama to follow.
15 August | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix