Cast : Naseeruddin Shah , Kalki Koechin , Suhasini , Krishna Das , Rajat Kapoor.
Direction : Anu Menon.
Plot : Waiting is about a unlikely friendship that happens Shiv and Tara , while they are waiting for their respective partners to come out of coma.
My view : Waiting is not for those who want entertainment in the form of music and comedy . I have always hated hospitals , a visit to a hospital is something I dread most . It is not the most pleasant and happy places to be in , a person who gets in to one , may not come out the way he got in , and this is precisely what Waiting is all about .Waiting is set in a hospital In beautiful Kochi . The two lead actors , Shiv played by Naseeruddin Shah and Tara by Kalki are waiting for their respective partners to come out of coma . Waiting poses a lot of questions , how long do you let someone be in coma ? How will you take a decision on whether an operation should be done if that could mean putting your loved one in a state of physical dependency ? Is this something we often discuss with our families ? Waiting talks about how the medical industry has turned into one that is money minded . Also , age is not a factor when it comes to friendship . It talks about the generation gap. Shiv is old school and doesn’t understand what Twitter is and why it is used . Shiv is so relatable to many of the uncles I know , who find social media unnecessary.Tara on the other has 1000+ friends on Facebook , but none with her when she actually needs a friend . Suhasini as Pankaja was a delight to watch . I was excited and happy to see her speaking Malayalam on screen after a long time . That was the moment which made Waiting paisa Wasool for me .I was happy to see Krishnadas as Dr Ravi, he has that tinge of humanity to him and doesn’t know how to convey unpleasant news.i liked the direction , there is a discrete anticipation that is maintained till the end .It has captured a lot many unpleasant moments many of us would have come across atleast once in a hospital. I liked the part where there is a mention about the anticipatory morning rounds that doctors take . As a patient do we realise that we are just one of the patients for a doctor. .Waiting is a short one , yet warm and believable .Watch Waiting for the story , direction and stellar actors.
Quotes that caught me :
The famous morning ward rounds.
The next 48 hours are crucial.
You do what we all do , WAIT.
What is Twitter ?
True love ka Kya matlab hota hai?
Remometer : 2.5/5
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .