Pagglait: Reality of Superstitions
Superstitions in our country
We all are aware of how rigorously our country follows rituals and superstitions. Pagglait makes a comment on these superstitions with some punny scenes. There is a scene where the family visits the ghat for asthi visarjan, and it shows how pandits have made it, merely, an ugly business. You will see many remarks made on some rituals without even saying much.
“Zindagi bhar chori, daketi, rape, jo marzi aaye karo. Bas asthiya ganga ji mein baha do, swarg mein seat confirm?”
Arijit Singh as a Composer
In case, you’re not aware, Pagglait marks Arijit Singh’s debut as a composer in the Hindi film industry. And not only this, the rights of the music stays with the composer.
The movie has 24 soundtracks (including revised and reprised versions), and all are originals (brb, crying 😭).
In this whole new world of Bollywood, where almost every movie has a remake, this album is a breath of fresh air.
Read more about Arijit Singh debut as a composer, here.
Sanya Malhotra made her debut in 2016 with Dangal. And in just four years (and a few months), the variety of work she has done is remarkable. Be it Badhaai Ho, Patakha, Photograph, or even Ludo, one can say that she is not afraid to take risks and try new characters in new stories.
In Pagglait also, she seems natural in Sandhya’s character. From depicting Sandhya’s innocence to her rebellious nature, she is the best fit for this character.
“Jab ladki logon ko akal aa jati hai na, sab unhe pagglait hi kehte hai”
Pillars of the Story
I firmly believe that the supporting cast can either take the film to heights or just the opposite.
In this film also, you’ll find so many familiar and gifted actors under one roof. From Sheeba Chaddha to Sayani Gupta, sabne chaar chaand laga diye 🙂
Also, just wanted to say that it gives me immense pleasure to see Nakul Roshan Sahdev in movies. I remember seeing him on Ishaan (Disney show) and from that, he has come so far. He was also in Gully Boy.
The Story & The Dialogues
The detailed writing of the story is simply beautiful. The relatives bitching about each other even during a funeral is just some ‘Indian things’ we all can agree upon.
The different types of relatives are just so real: there is one elder of the family who thinks he knows it all, the greedy relatives who want the money, relatives who say that they are very modern and open-minded but give Sandhya’s Muslim friend tea in a different cup.
It just could not get more real.
“Hum apne faisle khud nahi lenge na, to doosre le lenge. Fir chahe vo hume pasand ho ya na ho.”
Watch Pagglait now, on Netflix.
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