CAST & CREW
Habib Faisal has directed the movie Do Dooni Chaar and developed the screenplay. He also developed the screenplay for movies like Band Baaja Baaraat and Ta Ra Rum Pum. He has taken up a real-life comedy portraying a middle-class family based in the Lajpat Nagar neighborhood in Delhi. The movie marks the comeback of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh as the lead couple. The movie got a good deal of critical appraisal and was declared a below average box office grosser. Music by Meet Brothers seems to fit the movie without much work. Also winning itself the Best Hindi Feature Film at the 58th National Film Awards, Do Dooni Chaar happened to be different from the superficial norm that makes up most of Bollywood.
Plot The Duggal family is as realistic as it emerges, with Rishi Kapoor as a wise father and Neetu Singh, a cheerful and optimistic mother. Their two children are prominently seen with their childish tantrums and expensive demands for an iPod and branded t-shirts. But, the family has to eke out a decent living on a moderate income. Rishi Kapoor plays a math teacher running for his teacher jobs at school and coaching classes to educate his children well. The family comes to the real dilemma when they decide to buy a car and when even the down payment for the EMI seems too difficult to pay. They resort to lotteries and lucky dips.
Analysis The characters are played authentically, and the film raises a lot of excitement as the family struggles through living a modest lifestyle and the father’s morals over accepting a bribe. The melodrama of the children being embarrassed about their mediocre lifestyle, the movie explores themes of self-worth and honesty through a low waged teacher’s life.
It is a great watch for anyone who relates to the daily struggles with aspirations and requirements along with the rising costs and inflation. It is also for those who live their life with the family's support.
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