Review: Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Is A Fun Ride Of Life Of Two Sisters Who Are On Their Way To Break All The Shackles To Live On Own Terms


Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is released on Netflix on September 18. The film has a versatile unconventional star cast with Bhumi Pednekar and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead characters. Along with them, there are actors like Vikrant Massey, Aamir Bashir, Karan Kundra, Kubbra Sait & Amol Parashar.

The story of the film is of two cousin sisters Dolly (Konkona Sen Sharma) and Kitty (Bhumi Pednekar). Kitty is a small-town girl who has come to greater Noida to live her life the way she wants and earn money. She has family support in Noida of her elder cousin sister Dolly who is married and mother of two kids. Dolly is a middle-class working woman who has her dreams beyond her financial abilities yet she has tries on her level to fulfill them.

But like real life in film as well both the characters have their problems in life and the other supporting characters around them. Kitty in quest of a job that helps her earns good money and eventually, she joins a late-night hotline firm. She sells romance through her voice. That job becomes the turning point of her life and initially, she goes through a dilemma whether the work she is doing is something not acceptable by society and considered as a Taboo.

In her journey, she meets Pradeep (Vikrant Massey) and she falls for him. She breaks her virginity through him and he ends up cheating on her and Kitty gets to know he is married. And then she meets a DJ (Karan Kundra) who was previously dating Kitty’s friend played by Kubbra Sait. Kitty starts enjoying her life to the fullest but in the shadows hiding reality from family.

On the other hand, Dolly in her struggle to fulfill her big dreams. But she confronts the problem in her married life because of the sexual problems between her and her husband played by Aamir Bashir. One day in her routine life she falls for delivery boy Osmaan Ansari (Amol Parashar) who is younger than her. They also physically connect and the time when dolly realizes she is not frigid.

The climax or the most unconventional part of the story is the Pappu one of the children of Dolly. He is a young boy who wants to be a girl. He wants to dress like a girl, he likes to play with barbies. Dolly, his mother gets very angry with him and is resistant to accept want her son likes. She beats him.

In the end, everyone is in a party where the group of people comes in creates havoc and firing in which Osman, unfortunately, lost his life which I feel was not necessary and Dolly’s husband gets to know about dolly’s affair with him. But he takes it very maturely and tries to figure out things but Dolly decides to leave him. While leaving his house one of her sons name Bharat decides to stay with his father whereas Pappu walks out with his mother.

While traveling in bus Dolly gifts Pappu a pink hairband and the story end for us with a new beginning for Dolly.

All the actors have played their character very well. The duo of Konkona and Bhumi is impeccable and a visual delight.  No other actor could have played the role of Dolly and Kitty better than them. Music is at times feels unnecessary in some scenes. The film has also shown the reality of the city of Noida where a girl has to face eve-teasing while walking alone on road at night.

The concept of the film is reality-based. It reveals the fact that many people in society are lonely and look for virtual friends but have none in real. It is a straight women-centric film with a message that some roads are not wrong they are different and stars indeed shines bright at night.

Stars: 4/5

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