The sabotage of a human mind caused by love, life and career leads one to question the truth within and look for an identity in this ever so competitive world. The pressures of social obligations on one’s shoulders have compelled many to compromise the inner contentment within.
For Real has explored the negative traces on the psyches of children who have been victims of domestic discord that occurs due to a shift in focus by a parent, leading to disconnection of ideologies and communication between them.
Shruti (Zoya Hassan), a 6-year old, finds her mother Priya (Sarita Choudhury) to be an alien as the change in her mother’s behavior caused due to a misunderstanding with her husband Dr.Shukla (Adil Hussain). Their individual priorities leads to a discord that leaves negative traces in the mind of Shruti. She believes her mother is different from inside but little does she know about her mother’s quest to find herself and her father’s effort to save his family, and their disparate perceptions towards love, life and career. The child is unable to come to terms with it, and perceives and weighs her relationships with caution.
For a movie with a such a serious topic, For Real does well, and much of the film is convincing, but at certain levels leaves thoughts and scenes hanging in the air. Sarita Choudhary and Adil Hussain are fabulous, while Zoya Hassan and Sriharsh Sharma (though not the lead of the movie) are appreciable.
Percussionist Zakir Hussain’s music stands a cut above; incidentally he gets back to music composition for films after a 8-year hiatus. Sona Jain has scored well by addressing this serious issue with her direction dexterity, getting the audience to sit back and think, though there was ample room for improvement as far as transitions in the scenes are concerned.
The film can be a one time watch but will require a mature audience to understand the intensity of the issue.