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- That Day After Everyday - A Review
Posted by : Prahaas Oldman Thursday, 26 December 2013
Has the fact ever transpired and materialized before a man’s vision that the frabrication of the identity of any woman in particular, via the imparting of a very commonly prevalent futile phrase ‘Ye meri waali hai’, is nothing else other than a most recurring form of sexual harassment in our daily life.
None of the men would have thought so, a minimal proportion of the women may have realized this, but believe it or not, it’s an abysmal truth for ‘nobody is anybody’s property’, and the faster this fact is digested, the better this country shall be.
In order to faithfully demonstrate the facts cited and to induce that very effect desired, film maker Anurag Kashyap, whose films impart morals in the best aphonic ways possible, comes up with a short film that deluges with morals that impart the much required invigoration in order to commove the masses.
Anurag Kashyap’s That Day After Everyday, written by Nitin Bhardwaj and starring Sandhya Mridul, Radhika Apte, Arannya Kaur and Geetanjli Thapa, chronicles the story of three women (Radhika, Arannya and Geetanjli) residing in an urban society who despite of having men to their aide, become the subject of unceasing eve-teasing, while the society around them watches helplessly.
This helplessness is the core of the entire film. Upon experiencing the sequence, one shall be angry, revolted and helpless, just like the protagonists of the film. This is the ace part about Anurag Kashyap’s latest work, it manages to accomplish what only a few cinematic achievements manage to do, it provokes.
And just at the moment when the provoking essence substantially manages to get out the worst in the viewers, and angered by the happenings on screen, aptly catalyzed by the plight of our three protagonists, when one is going to click the stop button, believing the film is no less than a convalescence, Kashyap swiftly steers the film around, enabling the three feminine protagonist to realize that the characters of the men around are thwarted by cowardice, that they themselves should hone up their strength and stand up against all odds that this jungle of a society has to offer.
Enter Sandhya Mridul, a feminist, a mixed martial art instructor. No, if you are thinking that the film ahead goes all ape shit, then you are wrong. No Kill Bill follows. What follows is as original as one could have had portrayed it, and the director accomplished this task with utmost brilliance.
The viewers aren’t disappointed.
They are blissfully satisfied.
Anurag Kashyap’s direction is as always crude and spot on. The acting imparted by the cast is well nurtured, although Radhika Apte’s performance is influentially contagious, hence it’s applausible. The story line is good and if any flaw existed, the former artistic executions shall clean them up.
That Day After Everyday is a must watch for everyone. It is one of those cinematic pieces that should not go unnoticed, for they should be absorbed and their morals should be implemented.
The film is hosted by Large Short Film channel on You Tube.