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Critic Reviews for Patang
When a character says, "You fly these kites and feel the joy," we know just what he means.
Bhargava's naturalistic approach to capturing the sights and sounds of a city in full revelry on rooftops and in the streets is colorfully vivid...
The story falls flat and the impressionistic style - snippets of conversation, extreme close-ups, jittery handheld camera work - loses appeal after the first half hour.
Using a documentary-like style, the film is India as if captured by Instagram.
Audience Reviews for Patang
Authentic. Visually rich, verbally subtle, soaks you in slowly. Takes
you in, as part of the family, to the tensions, joys and rhythms of
India's largest kite festival. A must see on the big screen. I want to
see it again! Soon.
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