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Jal
A story of a man who could find water in the desert!
2D

Jal

04 Apr, 2014
2 hrs 16 mins
80%
36 votes
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Jal revolves around a young man named Bakka (Purab Kohli), who is gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert. With the backdrop of water scarcity, the film tells a complex and intriguing story of love, relationships, enmity, deceit and circumstances that bring about the dark side of human character. Shot on an epic scale, the film is a visual treat and has managed to capture Rann of Kutch like never before.
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If Mr Bhansali ever had to accommodate his vision within the radius of four mud huts and a parched horizon, Jal would be the result. The story is tropical and interesting; the execution of screenplay, not so much. Bakka (Purab Kohli) is an eccentric water-diviner who excels in giving hope to his draught-stricken Kutch village. He rarely finds water, but everything changes when a pretty Russian ornithologist chooses his one-camel town to give this plot the conflict it needs-her flamingoes need water to survive. ...Read full review
Watch or Not?: Though I am always open to being drawn into the realm of experimental cinema, Jal seemed more like a powerpoint presentation to me. Though for the first hour the film appears lucid and gripping, the second hour becomes bothersome and tediously long. What really destroyed the quintessence of the film is the rough and casual editing that doesnt allow the magnanimity of scene to settle in. Jal could have been an eloquent offering but misses the tranquility that doesnt let the dramas tempo settle in. ...Read full review
Time for a desert safar(i). So carry gallons of water (even blood can`t buy you more), ample sun block and a spirit that doesn`t drain along the dusty roads (of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat). There will be camels for company too, so beware; it will be a slow, rugged, bumpy, but breathtaking ride. ...Read full review