Another dark comedy lost it interpretation despite having such phenomenal performances from significant actors in the film. Khajoor pe Atke is a story which narrates about a situation of a death in a family where other relatives are suppose to gather to see the dying family member. The film Khajoor Pe Atke features Manoj Pahwa, Sanah Kapoor, Vinay Pathak and Seema Pahwa in lead roles. The dark comedy drama is directed by actor turned director Harsh Chhaya.
Why to watch vs Why to not
The entertaining value of the film first of all, surely dwells in the extraordinary performances of the talented cast in the film. Manoj Pahwa and Vinay Pathak are extremely plausible to watch.
Harsh Chhaya who is the director of the film do not bothered to establish the character or back them up with motives. Manoj Pahwa who is Jeetendra in the film got the news that his brother is ill in Mumbai so his family need to go there. The film shows about the loose ends of fading relations and Jeetendra and his dying brother shared same losing of hope in a relationship but it seem triggered due him being on dying bed. Then, there comes the youngest brother Ravindra played by Vinay Pathak and his family. Soon the hospital turned into a conference room where lot of mess and back-talks are going on.
The comedy lies in the dark truth of relationship in hard times when relationships are tested. It is more like situational drama where things slowly unfold revealing different characters and their conflicts inside. Everybody seem non-attentive to the dying brother but to their own problems and issues. The film is pretty much successful to make you laugh however, the building drama takes away the bit comic flair. It could be more interesting if characters were explored more. If you really keen to look for something different in terms of genre and bit of change in storylines, this is a must-watch film.