|Directed by||Sachin Yardi|
|Cast||Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar, Vijay Raaz|
Chopsticks is a 2019 movie directed by Sachin Yardi. It is NOT a high-flying adventure, not even an emotional tale, or a multi-layered mystery. No, none of that.
It reminded me of the 1970s and 80s movies by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. His films were always light and breezy to watch, minus any fancy pretenses.
I like Abhay Deol and Vijay Raaz for their effortless, natural performances. The film starts with Nirma Sahastrabuddhe (played by Mithila Palkar) having a little “car trouble.” As the movie progresses, she learns many a lesson about life, one of them being how to use chopsticks.
The movie left me with a warm glow around my heart and a smile on my face.
I almost did not watch Chopsticks because none of the media reviews had anything good to say. Maybe they had some agenda to pursue.
A lesson for me – take the critic reviews with a pinch of salt, and loads of sugar.