"Chopsticks" Review: A Half Baked Script And Characters Fell Flat On The Nose

Vaishnavi Gavankar |May 31, 2019

The Abhay Deol and Mithila Palkar starer "Chopsticks" do feed the audience with some ray of hope.

Netflix has now set his foot into the production of its native Hindi Netflix originals. The Abhay Deol and Mithila Palkar starer Chopsticks do feed the audience with some ray of hope. Rooted in the middle class of the Indian society, the movie starts when the Marathi-Girl Palkar buys a new shiny car. The films take us through her nervous life where she is trying to help herself out and raise her through some self-help tapes. The young character is a quick connect, and the actress does a marvelous job to justify her role to its max.

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Actor Abhay Deol and Mithila Palkar in "Chopsticks."

While she witnesses her friends achieving better heights in their career, Nirma is caught between the chaos of the city touring the people from China through the famous slums of Dharavi. She finds a moment of glory when she manages to buy her first car. As revealed in the trailer too, the films take a U-turn when she discovers that she had been fooled by a con who hands her a urinal receipt instead of a pay-and-park facility.

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She comes across the intelligent man "Artist" (played by Abhay Deol) after she finds out that the police is of very little help. Then start the usual bleak cat and mouse game between the hero and the Villain. Faiyaz Bhai is introduced as a comic but an impregnable antagonist. The character is played by famous actor Vijay Raaz. The movie has its moments whenever Faiyaz Bhai turns on his personal radio.

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But that is it. The character demands more exploration, and the script remains half baked, making it an amateur and hastened movie. Abhay Deol character had a lot of angles to be explored, and the director and the writer failed to do so, which makes it a drag. The remarkable work by Pradeep Mukhopadhyay is worth applauding. His background score gave life to an otherwise bleak story.


Chopsticks fell flat on the nose, and it would be interesting to see what would be the future Hindi originals that Netflix would invest upon.

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