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Pagglait An Engaging Meditation On Mortality

Pagglait An Engaging Meditation On Mortality

Pagglait(Netflix)

Starring Sanya Malhotra, Ashutosh Rana,  Sheeba Chadha,Raghuvir Yadav.

Written  & Directed by Umesh Bist

Rating: *** ½ 

It’s not easy to laugh in  the face of death. But  what to do when the newly-widowed Sandhya(Sanya Malhotra, in a career-changing  performance)  asks  for an aerated  drink  when she should be grieving copiously and ostentatiously

 Sandhya  knows the ‘mourning’ shows  the day.Sandhya has a problem. And  a very  disturbing one  at  that. She  doesn’t feel a thing for her  dead husband. Instead  of  grieving over his loss, as the teeming household   of parents, uncles, aunties,  cousins,  nephew and  nieces seem  to be  doing, Sandhya sneaks  out of the house with her best friend Nazia(Shruti Sharma)  pretending she needs a doctor , to have gol gappas.

Pagglait is  a striking  provocative  often poignant  and  amusing  meditation about what  is expected  from  the…

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