Hailing from a small town Dharbanga (Bihar), Dolly (Konkona Sen Sharma) and Kaajal (Bhumi Pednekar) are cousin sisters tackling their issues and hoping to find an escape in the city of Greater Noida. Not so happily married Dolly combats sexual tension with her husband Amit (Aamir Bashir). At the same time, Kaajal is on her way to becoming Kitty with the help of a call centre that sells romance.
In the process of turning the ‘voice operator’ Kitty, Kaajal tries to balance her life by seeking love in one of her clients Pradeep (Vikrant Massey). The rest of the story is about how all of these characters battle their intensely personal life problems and get confused while jumping between what’s right or what’s wrong for themselves and the people around them.
Every single frame I saw Konkona Sen Sharma in, the only thing that came to my mind is how good this film would be on paper to lure her in. Despite all the flaws, this is a performance-heavy film roping in some seasoned artists. Bhumi Pednekar is a perfect cast for Kitty, and she dazzles amid dark clouds. She manages to be there and do what she’s best at – act well.
Aamir Bashir is wasted, and for the better part of the film, I didn’t even recognise him. He also suffers from a very poorly sketched character, and so is Amol Parashar. He could’ve been so much more but ends up being almost nothing. Though, compared to the rest of the characters, he gets a thorough finale. Can’t say the same for Vikrant Massey because he is no significant scope for him to express his talent for the level of an actor he is. Kubbra Sait and Karan Kundra’s characters are as misfits as their performances.
The film suffers from ‘how amazing this could’ve been?’ syndrome. It had every ingredient, from well-versed actors to a director who has been raved for a film in this zone, but it misses every target and getting two not so ‘chamakte sitare’ from our side.