Director: Geetu Mohandas
Releasing:India Initially– 14 November 2014. Postponed to unconfirmed date.
Liar’s Dice revolves around Kamla (Geetanjali) who lives with her daughter Manya (Manya) in a village near the Indo-Tibetan border. She hasn’t heard from her husband who’s gone to work at a construction job, faraway in Delhi. So, she decides to go to Delhi herself in search of her long lost husband with her daughter and their little goat. On her way, she meets Nawazuddin (Nawazuddin), an army deserter who offers to help her reach the destination.
Liar’s Dice deals with the issue of migration and exploitation of migrant laborers. Liar’s Dice has won National Awards this year, including Best Actress- Geetanjali and Best Cinematographer- Rajeev Ravi. It is India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language film for the 87th Academy Awards scheduled on 22nd February 2015.
The music of the film is given by John Bostors. As such, there is no song in the film. It is the background music which adds to the charm of the film.
The cinematographer Rajeev Ravi debut was in the National Award winning film Chandni Bar with Madhur Bhandarkar. He has collaborated with Anurag Kashyap for films like Gangs of Wasseypur Part I and II, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Dev D, Bombay Talkies (short film- Murabba), No Smoking and now Bombay Velvet.
Due to the lack of publicity generated by the film it wouldn’t join the 100 Crore Club. However because it’s highly critically acclaimed, word of mouth might still manage the film to have some decent collection. Liar’s Dice is not commercial entertainment which the general audience seeks but for specific audiences who won’t mind bringing their brains to the theater. This is another reason which can lead to the film’s lackluster business. The main things to watch out for this film are its beautiful locales, an unusual story and Nawazuddin’s performance.
TheMovieWala highly recommends Liar’s Dice. Supposed to be releasing on 14 November 2014, its release is now postponed.
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