CAST & CREW
Mantra is a film that takes us through the life of an industrialist. Now lets delve more into the movie.
The film takes place in the backdrop of New Delhi during 2004. India is having a great time with regard to economy but the same does not apply for Rajat Sharma, who is a Delhi-based industrialist. His personal life is also not going in a great way. However, he tries to be as loving as he can towards his children. His wife Lushin Dubey is feeling isolated. His son Shiv Pandit is running his own hotel business and his daughter Kalki Koechlin badly wants to live an independent life. His youngest son Rohan Joshi is madly in love with a married woman who desires a divorce. Amidst all the problems, Rajat Sharma maintains equanimity.
Rajat Kapoor is brilliant in his role and he is one of the main strengths of the movie. Kalki Koechlin stands out in her performance and so is Shiv Pandit.
The movie is helmed by debutante Nicholas Kharkongor and he manages to give us a glimpse of few parts of the city. This crowdfunded movie is a bold attempt by the director; he talks about the issues in urban relationships.
• The BGM of the movie is quite good. It gels well with the tempo of Mantra.
• There are some moments in Mantra that are memorable.
What’s not there?
There are some English dialogues that do not fit in the movie.
The movie could have been well executed in some places. However, it is strong in performances.
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