Virtual meetings and hookups that were taboo till yesterday are today’s reality. What happens when a man who has believed in the institution of marriage all his life is introduced to a dating app that promises pleasure outside marriage is Tindey. Starring Adah Sharma, Rajesh Sharma and Ashwini Kalsekar, Tindey is an honest and harmless approach to a serious fact but the makers rely too much on the audience and expect them to read between the lines.
Cast: Adah Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, and Ashwini Kalsekar.
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What’s Tindey About?
A man in his early forties is introduced to a dating app named Tindey (we all know where this is coming from) by his colleague. He tries to find a match and finds it in a girl half his age. Why did a girl half his age accept his request? What happens when the man, his wife and the hook up come face to face? Is the story.
The idea behind the story. Married men trying to find pleasure on dating apps is a grey area to deal with, and when introduced comedy, very easy to go slapstick. Writer Deepak Kaul Bharadwaj and Seema Desai cleverly begin the film on a humorous note that is innocent. They don’t allow you to judge these people, giving them a chance to unfold the story, also the short format keeps it crisp and works in their favour.
The film heavily rides on its acting performances. Both Rajesh and Adah are carrying out coups of sorts, but there is innocence in both and that doesn’t let you hate them. Ashwini is the best thing to happen to this 21-minute film. She picks up the part from the first frame where she cribs about her lower-middle-class life till the last frame were clueless of what just happened she hugs her husband. The actress brings realness to it all.
What Doesn’t Work:
Everything said and done, my brain is convoluted about the fact if I would want to recommend it to someone or not. Let me explain, while the film is great on the idea and I assume on paper, the translation to the screen is too cryptic for a normal person. For a viewer who is watching it just out of fun and not reading between the lines will miss the message and the thought easily.
PS: Not that I am against cryptic hints and underlined themes in a movie. But for a short film and a light one, this was a lot.
Both Rajesh and Adah though were up to a mystery, but a little bit deeper insight into their characters would have been appreciated. Like Ashwini, though being the second lead has layers, shades to her persona, the other two lacked.
Editing seems rushed. Cuts so abrupt that you might feel like you missed something.
Tindey Movie Review: Last Words:
Tindey is a lighter take on a grey part of reality we live in. Also, it’s a short, 21 minutes and is fun in those if you are planning to just sit back and relax.
Tindey Movie Review: Star Rating: 2.5 Stars (Two and a half star)
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