Atkan Chatkan: Notes on life

Gurnaaz Kaur

The movie Atkan Chatkan, streaming on Zee5, is the story of a 10-year-old boy Guddu (Lydian Nadhaswaram), who loves music. Everything is music for him and he can create a tune in sync with any motion — be it washing utensils or sweeping the ground! He has no data of musical devices, however has the sense of making his personal devices from scrap. Although he works at a tea store, he goals of becoming a member of a prestigious music college, however he has the accountability of feeding his household and taking care of his sister due to an alcoholic father and an absent mom.

Movie: Atkan Chatkan

Cast: Lydian Nadhaswaram, Sachin Chaudhary, Yash Rane, Tamanna Dipak and AayeshaVindhara

Director: Shiv Hare

Stars: ***

His good friend Madhav (Yash Rane), a specifically abled baby, who sells books on the roadside and likes to learn, is his solely assist.

In his pursuit of music, when Guddu loses his job, he struggles rather a lot however lastly finds work with a scrap vendor. Then, one witnesses his expertise of constructing devices out of junk. It does shock you, however a lot later within the film you discover out that his expertise is genetic. He has a singer mom and a percussionist father, each of whom fail to move any studying to their kids due to their estranged marriage.

Soon after, Guddu loses this job too and once more, Madhav involves his rescue. Madhav has two different associates, Chuttan (Sachin Chaudhary) and Meethi (Tamanna Dipak), who beg, or dance and sing on roads to earn. After many struggles, there’s a gentle of hope as these children share the identical curiosity in music.

Here comes Atkan Chatkan, the band that has these 4 full-of-life children. Seeing them make their devices, write songs and carry out lights up your coronary heart. But the simplicity of this story, which may have been the energy, will get compromised because the director introduces too many characters and dollops of melodrama, which takes away the appeal.

There are too many parallel tales and you retain ready for the main focus to be again on the protagonists —the youngsters.These additional components make the story weak and boring in elements. But price mentioning is Amitriyan Patil, who performs Guddu’s drunkard father. He is sinister and exceptionally good at that!

Another level that’s over-the-top in Atkan Chatkan is the exaggeration of the hardships of the 4 children. Yes, there are tens of millions of children who’re combating such battles, however isn’t this a narrative of hope, inspiration and childhood innocence?

As Guddu and his band is found by the principal of a music college, who enrols them for a prestigious competitors, the film does get again to its core of ‘dare to dream’ or ‘dreams do come true’. During the competitors the place colleges from varied states take part, you recognize who the winner can be, however the competitors is so actual!

Set in Jhansi, small-town life is properly captured. The movie may have been stored quick and crisp. For a film on music, aside from the title observe and the one track by Amitabh Bachchan, the background rating might not catch your fancy. However, in case you are in search of some motivation in the direction of your ardour or the right way to pursue it, these children will aid you!

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