Sunday, 10 May 2009
Cross Connection (2009)
Cross Connection is a movie that would easily appeal to Generation Y (the term ‘Gen X’ is both an overused and an anachronistic term where today’s ‘youth’ is concerned). This is a fun love quadrangle about the interconnected romantic follies and foibles of 4 young people – an outspoken danseuse who’s confused about matters relating to the heart (Rimjhim Mitra), a Bohemian guy who dabbles in poetry (Ritwik Chakraborty), an ambitious young man fast rising the corporate ladder (Abit Chatterjee) and an alluring PYT who any guy would easily fall for (Payel Sarkar - she's really cute). Though the movie drags in the last 20 minutes and some of the plot developments are a tad juvenile, it is an enjoyable watch nonetheless that’ll keep you laughing for most of its length with its situational comedy and sexcapades. Saswata Chatterjee, as a cynical and wisecracking man, has perhaps the most interesting role in the movie. Vignettes of Kolkata in the first half of the movie have been well captured. The music by Neel Dutt, too, is quite good with the two nostalgic Anjan Dutt numbers easily the worth the price of the ticket. Cross Connection is in a way an Indian outlook to Sex and the City.
Directors: Abhijit Guha & Sudeshna Roy
Genre: Comedy/Situational Comedy/Romantic Comedy/Sex Comedy