Thoughts On: Udaan (EOTWS)

Udaan (EOTWS)

End Of The Week Shorts #35 extract: Udaan (2010)

Udaan is an utterly tremendous film about confronting a prevalent evil archetype: the tyrannical father. Like a plethora of other Bollywood and non-Bollywood films about youth, Udaan is then about freedom and so holds many tropes we would have all seen before. But, very rarely are they captured as viscerally and genuinely as in Udaan. As we follow our main character, we come to realise that this isn't just a narrative about rebellion and confrontation, and nor is it about freedom as a cathartic right; freedom, as presented by Udaan, is about a decision to lead and a choice to carry the burdens that your moral compass sends you to go pick up. 
With a terrific sound track, powerful performances and brilliant direction, Udaan is a great movie that everyone should see without hesitation.

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