Available on: Netflix
Released On: 27 March 2020
Cast: Manisha Koirala, Javed Jaffery, Prit Kamani, Shirley Setia, Niki Dutta
Director: Neeraj Udhwani
About the story:
Maska is the latest comedy-drama film that premiered on Netflix on March 27, 2020. Directed by Neeraj Udhwani, the movie features well-known faces like Manisha Koirala, Javed Jaffery, and Prit Kamani. Similarly, Niki Dutta and Shirley Setia play supporting characters.
Watch the trailer of Maska here:
The movie is about a young Parsi boy Rumi (Kamani), who aspires to make it big in the film industry. However, his doting mother (Koirala) has some other plans for him. She wants Rumi to carry forward the legacy of their Rustom Cafe, after the demise of his father. The family has been running the cafe for years and is well known for serving the best Bun Maska in town.
Much against the knowledge of his mother, Rumi continues to audition for roles. He finally gets his dream offer but at a certain cost. In order to get the role, Rumi needs to deposit a hefty sum of 5 Crores. He, therefore, plans to sell the cafe to fetch the money. Will he sell away the last memory of his late father? Or will he fulfill the duties of inheriting the Rustom Cafe? This is what constitutes the central theme of the movie.
Maska is too predictable after the first few minutes. Further, it is dragged relentlessly. In some instances, the viewers might feel that the makers have tried to hard to entertain the audience but failed terribly. However, the music is its USP. Similarly, the actors deliver an impressive performance. Hence, watch this movie only if you are a die heart fan of Manisha Koirala and have grown up listening to Jaffery’s commentary in Takeshi’s Castle.
What works: Music and acting
What doesn’t work: Screenplay
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