Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid
| Director||Nila Madhab Panda|
| Music||Midival Punditz, Ashish Chauhan|
| Release Date||31-Aug-2012|
| Cast||Lehar Khan, Krishang Trivedi, Harsh Mayar|
About Movie:- Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid, produced by Sushilkumar Agrawal of Ultra Distributors, started its international journey with a screening at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
Though the story of Jalpari… is largely based on the issue of female foeticide, it has been treated as an adventure thriller and journey film.The film's story revolves around the adventures and misadventures of brother-sister duo Shreya and Sam from the city, who visit their father's village which is bereft of water and women. The film takes an interesting turn when the children turn the dull village into a land of enchantment and mischief.
Movie Review:- Jalpari, based on the issue of female foeticide, Shreya (Lehar Khan) is a fearless, tomboyish and intelligent girl who is raised by her father Devendra (Parveen Dabbas) sans any gender bias and as equals with her brother Sam. However, she is in for a shift as she enters her father's small village in Haryana for the first time during her summer vacations. The village appears far removed from what she had in mind. There aren't too many girls to play around with, she makes friends with local gang of boys led by Ajithe (Harsh Mayar). Her adventures don't cease and without anyone's knowledge she heads out to unravel the mystery of a witch who's been plaguing the village for years. Whether she comes out victorious or not follows through the rest of the plot.
Direction, Performance and Music:- Director, Nila Madhab Panda adeptly weaves in a stirring social message, Tannishtha Chatterjee plays the imported Bengali wife Shabri and impresses with her performance in the small but effective role. Dabas and Mulay deliver restrained performances.
Overall:- Good Movie.