That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011)




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That Girl in Yellow Boots is a thriller tracing Ruth's search for her father - a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Desperation drives Ruth to work without a permit at a massage parlour; a job her boyfriend procures for her. Torn between several schisms, Mumbai becomes the alien yet strangely familiar backdrop for Ruth's quest. In the metropolis erupting with a million screaming dreams and fears, Ruth struggles to find her independence and space even as she is sucked deeper into the labyrinthine politics of the city's underbelly. And everyone wants a piece of her. -- (C) Official Site
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Gulshan Devaiya
as Chittiappa Gowda
Kalki Koechlin
as Ruth Edscer
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Critic Reviews for That Girl in Yellow Boots

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The film's value is in its portrait of Ruth, and her independence as a solo outsider in a vast, uncaring city.

Full Review… | December 14, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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Koechlin, a striking woman with a slim frame, horse mouth, and big turbulent eyes, has screen presence enough to kick along the frequently-stalling psychodrama up to an ending that seems like a tossing up of hands.

Full Review… | August 30, 2011
Village Voice
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The film's arc is predictable - not least because Kashyap doesn't show us much of the local city to help us escape from her lurid life.

Full Review… | January 18, 2012
Birmingham Post

This sordid soap opera ... goes beyond gritty and into the realm of grimy -- and, at times, downright icky

Full Review… | December 8, 2011

The yarn flounders under a crush of declamatory dialogue, sheds its plumage in an overheated final act and no amount of delirious closeups of Koechlin's lovely face (shot by her director husband, Anurag Kashyap) can restore its sheen.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011

Flounders into a predictable series of extravagantly well-lit clichés that tend to plague daughter-seeks-daddy narratives.

Full Review… | August 31, 2011
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for That Girl in Yellow Boots

It was an ok film. Shows you the gritty underworld of India. Acting and directing were good. The story was not that interesting and the ending was a little to creepy to be believable.

Owen Rudell
Owen Rudell

Predictability. Stupidity. Even after accepting that I'm not to expect logic from a fictional tale, the way it's all summed up only left me extremely annoyed at the end of the movie. Thank goodness that I soon had a distraction, and therefore, it lasted only for moments. SPOILER ALERT: Maybe some Indians are still too conservative to digest such stories, but there are many exceptional cases like me. So, saying that its gritty subject is why I've rated it this low (or is it high according to you?) isn't applicable here. It doesn't matter whether or not you're Indian, it's the stupidity that pissed me off. Ruth goes to her father's house, but leaves it before even facing him and trying to know the truth. Without getting to the core of the issue, she asks for a gun & gets one. Now, when she already knows why she's asking for a gun, why not use it? Is the gun not real? Or does it not have any bullet? Or it doesn't work? Or was it just to scare him? Unless any of those highly unlikely circumstances, why not use it? I thought she'd shoot him or herself, but nopes. I don't find that realistic, if that's the excuse. But who knows, to each, their own.

familiar stranger
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Good performance by Kalki, but the end of the movie sucks big time. After sitting through almost 1.5 hours of the movie, I went "is this is?!!" when the movie ended. Extremely weak ending. Good for a one time watch.

Parind Shah
Parind Shah

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