Monday, March 12, 2007
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local is a comic thriller about two people who miss the last local train at 1:40 am to Vikhroli and have poore dhayi ghante (full two-and-half hours) before the next local will arrive. The movie meanders with an intriguing drama with a set of stories intertwined with each other. The tale revolves around Nilesh (Abhay Deol), a call center executive and how missing the last train home proves to be a significant episode in his life.
Nilesh bumps into Madhu (Neha Dhupia) who has also missed her train on the same station and because there is an auto strike, the duo finds themselves getting together and soon seated in a desi bar for some time pass before their next train. One thing leads to another and circumstances spiral off into experiences and events, some bizarre and beautiful whereas others unpleasant and uncanny. Subtle and dark humor take you by surprise and so does the mystery and excitement as the film picks up pace and Nilesh's life comes on "fast track".
Simply surmised, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local is uncertain, riotous with alarming twists thrown in to the plot. A story of Nilesh fraught under the pressure of his circumstances for complete two and a half hours and then emerging triumphant with two and a half crores. Taking the audience on a confusing trail, here is an intriguing, comic&psychosomatic drama that unscrambles itself with unforgettable characters and captivating performances.
Dhayi Ghante Mein... Dhayi Crore.