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International gangster Vivek (Tota Roy Chowdhury) is being tracked down by the police. The police enlisted the help of criminal mastermind Kathiresan (Vijay) to assist with the chase. After a cat and mouse chase, Vivek is grievously injured and put in jail and swears revenge on Kathiresan. When he finally finds Kathiresan he finds he is only a shadow of what he used to be.
Sonali says, to survive in Mumbai, you don't need a college degree- just b*lls! She, along with her band of ghetto boys runs a thriving business providing broadband to a sprawling Mumbai neighborhood. Her childhood sweetheart returns from the United States and helps bring her small enterprise into the 21st century. Complications arise when SHINING INC, a huge corporation run by the self made Vaghela (Anupam Kher) wants her out to complete their monopoly of Broadband Internet in the city. Sonali refuses... and it's war! The film incorporates themes about the growing nexus between corporations and politicians, and the increasing helplessness of the ordinary citizen in the face of greedy corporations. This is a character driven, edgy survival drama of a girl and her rag-tag family of internet cable technicians for whom Sonali Cable is more than a livelihood... it's their home!
Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable is single-mindedly focused on the problems it wants to highlight: corruption in our system and encroachment of big, rich players in the local market. Unfortunately, the script, selected for the Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012
A smart and beautiful go getter girl wishes to put all her entrepreneurial skills in one basket. With time, tide and luck on her side, she has everything going for her... till the time her shining business gets invaded by 'Shining'! At this juncture comes the helping hand from her USA returned
Let me begin by saying Sonali Cable isn’t a very diluted concept in Bollywood. The take might be partly novel, but when you have made a film that bad, it is hard to look at the brighter side of things. A small cable center supported by a local MLA, faces massive trouble when a big Corporate
After giving us some popular films like 'Andaaz', 'Seeta Aur Geeta','Shaan', 'Saagar', 'Shakti' and 'Sholay', director Ramesh Sippy started his production company 'Ramesh Sippy Entertainment (RSE)'. Under the banner of this new found company he produced several films along
Over the years, I've grown accustomed to the nameless voice that answers my frantic calls with an indifferent "Server is down, sir". Sonali (Rhea), the spunky 20-something owner of one such internet-service provider, answers calls similarly. The authenticity ends here though.
Whether it's malls eating into the business of local baniyas, studios muscling out smaller films from the multiplexes or multiplexes pushing single screens out of the game, in the wake of independent businesses struggling to survive in big cities owing to corporate giants' rising dominance
The evil corporate’s job is to gobble, grunch and munch. The feisty underdog’s is to stand up and be counted, and refuse to become easy meal. ‘Sonali Cable’ has a nice premise, especially relevant in this age of the permanently wired universe, soulless corporations, and the scams
A bombshell. Name Sonali Tandel. She runs a business of internet cable in Mumbai's colonies with some energetic youngsters. She has a sleeping partner local leader Meena Tai. Everything is going good. But then enters a corporate man Waghela who wants to takeover local businesses.
Looks like Sonali Cable on paper had some things going for it — an unoriginal but with-plenty-of-potential-story-premise of a corporate company eating up small entrepreneurs in the big money game, the Mumbai setting and a bunch of fairly competent actors. But, as we know by now a good
Leaping across rooftops (think Spider-man, but without the web-slinging abilities) to fix snapped wires and connections, linking the neighborhood through a maze of criss-crossing overhead cables, Sonali Tandel (Rhea Chakraborty), the protagonist of Sonali Cable, is a hard-working
Somewhere on paper, Sonali Cable might have been a solid idea. The basic concept -- of an enterprising girl selling broadband Internet connections, making sure her customers are ever loyal and never offline -- is both naturally intriguing and certainly timely, like an updated version of
The debates about the big fish eating up the small fishes in the retail word has often been a part of many a recent discussions that I have been a part of. While some argue that the small retailer needs to flourish because it creates employment at the grassroots, others accept that the
SONALI CABLE is a well-intentioned film which has got entangled in its own mess. It's the story about Sonali (Rhea Chakraborty) who has a stake in the local broadband connection along with a politician. She's the 'go to' girl when internet connections fail. Along with her team
Director Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable deals with the done to death theme of corruption in the system and encroachment of big players in the local market. The script, which had been selected for the Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012, falls flat on the big screen.
Imagine your friendly neighbourhood cablewallah, self-confessedly driven by pluck to survive the big bad city; never needed college education for a living. Runs a neat little bandwidth business too, with a band of dedicated local boys. Now imagine the cablewallah is actually cablewaali.
Charudutt Acharya's Sonali Cable is about the problems that are faced by the common people due to the collaboration of big corporate companies and political leaders. Although the plot is strong, the presentation of it is equally weak. Unfortunately, a fresh concept which could have
A young girl decides to strike out on her own. Facing insurmountable odds, she has to take the fight to the big nasty corporation. Will she make it? This is the story of Sonali Cable. Sonali is a plucky girl from the back streets of Mumbai, played by Rhea Chakraborty. She owns and operates
Sonali Tandel (Rhea Chakraborty) runs a cable business in Mumbai with some energetic people. Local leader Meena Tai is also a partner in business. The rosy story in their life gets interrupted by a corrupt corporate man Waghela (Anupam Kher) who wants to take over all local businesses in Mumbai.
Javed Akhtar, possibly the finest raconteur in Bollywood, once said that there are two things you need to make a Hindi film: raw stock, and Anupam Kher. It’s been much over a decade since he said that. You don’t always need raw stock to make films anymore. You can shoot them in digital if you like.
RSE (Ramesh Sippy Entertainment) latest is a self entangled knot that perhaps was designed to aim for a cable heist of underdog triumph, the cliché politician business men nexus coined on the idea of corporate monopolization of the markets in this globalization.
Remember the early days of broadband internet in India, when you were dependent on the often-erratic service from local cable operators? Every time something would go wrong, or someone needed a new connection, a scrawny guy in torn jeans and T-shirt would come along
One of the biggest voids in the Hindi film industry, as of now, is story. Even big-ticket money-minting flicks suffer from this malady. Given this, Sonali Cable director Charudutt Acharya and his team should feel miserable, having let down a good — albeit straightforward — story with bad screenplay
Naga Chaitanya's much talked about movie Oka Laila Kosam (OLK), has released worlwide today (October 17). Director Vijay Kumar Konda has penned the story and the screenplay of the movie which features Naga Chaitanya, Pooja Hegde,Ali, Bramhanandam, Prabhu, Nassar, Ashish Vidyarthi
Actor Naga Chaitanya has teamed up with director Vijaykumar Konda for ‘Oka Laila Kosam’. This is Konda’s second directorial venture after riding high on the success of his debut film ‘Gunde Jaari Gallanthayinde’. The stakes are high, given that his debut soared the box office.
You know there is something amiss when a film doesn't quite hit the ball out of park despite having a likeable lead pair and a story, which tries to explore the nuances of love and how the current generation perceives the concept of freedom. Oka Laila Kosam is the kind of film which tries Read full review at times of india
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OLK actually has some obliging situations and interesting pair but regrettably the screenplay and treatment have no idea what to do with them. First half of the film is flat, whereas the drama in the second half doesn’t hold. The outcome is yet another case of “had potential couldn't deliver”
Naga Chaitanya has scored maximum hit with class venture compared to the mass flick. If it is a youthful entertainer, Naga Chaitanya is on his best. “Oka Laila Kosam” too is such an attempt in which Naga Chaitanya played a class youthful character. Read on to know whether this flick
Oka Laila Kosam begins in the usual Tollywood manner – depicting a self-indulgent hero. In this case, it’s Karthik (Naga Chaitanya), the son of business man Chandrakanth (Suman). Now, Nandana (Pooja Hegde) is the daughter of construction company owner Ramprasad (Shayaji Shinde).