September 15, 2010
A lot of bizarre experiments are being made in the name of art house/experimental cinema. Precious raw stock, precious time and precious resources are being utilised to create movies which are so weird that only its creator would know what he's actually trying to say. Pankh is one of those films, which, frankly, makes no sense. Nothing works in Pankh. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasises about her, so why this hullabaloo about his sexual identity? And pray, what is Bipasha doing in so many avtaars? Did she walk on the set straight out of a fashion show? Talking of performances, Maradona Rebello tries hard to look convincing. Bipasha suffers due to poor characterisation. Mahesh Manjrekar hams to the hilt. Ronit Roy is lifeless. Lilette Dubey is hysterical. Daya Shanker Pandey is quite good. Amit Purohit needs to polish his acting skills. Sanjeeda Sheikh is convincing. Asha Sachdev gets the role right. Pankh has nothing to offer. terrible, poor.