Choked Paisa Bolta Hai Anurag Kashyap New Film Review
‘Choked Paisa Bolta Hai‘ The title of Anurag Kashyap’s new film works on two levels. Cast:- Saiyami Kher, Roshan Mathew, Amruta Subhash/-Director:- Anurag Kashyap It’s both the condition of a sewer pipe in a residential building that becomes a source of unexpected wealth and it’s also a momentary situation that becomes the protagonist of the film at a crucial moment in his life’s promising career that calls for the rest of his life. Kashyap has called the hottest film he has ever made ‘choked’ and while the use of the word ‘warm’ to describe a film about the corrupt power of money may be an extension, it may be one of his lowest-grossing films. You can’t say that directly. Sarita (Sayami Kher) is a middle-class Maharashtra woman who was stuck in a relentless job as a cashier at a local bank, returning home every day with an unemployed husband, a young man, and a housemaid.
He ended his knowledge with Sushant (Raushan Mathew), who was once a struggling musician; Now he can’t hold any job, he’s on the verge of doing nothing. After all, his creditors would not stop calling him. Kashyap started their pet unrest in a little rented flat in Mumbai’s MicroScom, a suburban housing society type. Neighbors visit each other’s homes for all sorts of fights, to exchange gossip about other residents, or just to check out what’s cooking. Amrit Subhash is overwhelmed to see all the arrangements for his daughter’s wedding The low divorce of the flat is as horrible as ‘so’.
It is an authentic world and Kashyap populates it with characters that one can recognize and creates situations that seem familiar. In a gruff scene, Sarita and Sushant, lying in bed at night, their son asleep between them, arguing but whispering. Moments later it moves towards a high-decibel exchange, with both parents badging to take the child’s side. But Kashyap is not making his “wedding story” version. Or maybe he but with a twist. When Sarita discovers bundles of cash thrown through a leaky drain in the kitchen one night, it becomes a test of her character and it tests her marriage. Does he have to pay his clearance with money? Where should he come from? Whose money should he have? The script, written in the underlying sense, packs some winning moments. Like Sarita thinking on her feet to protect her kitchen and privacy, Tai’s wedding guests must stay at her home. Manufacturers throw a curveball in the form of a 2016 miniaturization and form an existing currency note phase. From here the film takes the shape of a suspense thriller but it is chaotic and often confusing. It is clear that Kashyap and Bhave are interested in exploring the moral and ethical questions around keeping what is not your own and the greed that breeds.
However, this leads to a weak third performance which does not fully restore the film even after the expected ending. Also, flashbacks of past moments that he blames for his miserable and ordinary life repeat and otherwise lick the wrists of the story. Choked has an interesting foundation at its heart but in raising bets the makers refer to an intimate story of a stressful marriage that it can’t bear. Siamese Kher has strongly transformed into caustic, impatient sarcasm, and although there are some moments that show rawness, he does most of the heavy lifting in the film. Raushan Mathew has an interesting presence that serves Sushant’s character well; It’s easy to see why Sarita fell for him so many years ago. Despite being a slacker, Sushant has sincerity towards him and Raushan effectively brings out his complications.
The film is definitely a change of pace for Kashyap, who is far away from the land of Wasepur here. It still carries some stamp in the little moments of unexpected humor, hoarse dialogues, and the overall truth of the world he created. All that is needed is a sharper, more focused script. I’m going through two-and-a-half out of five for ‘Choked’. This is a small entry in Kashyap’s varied filmography.