It has been almost four weeks since I had an outing with my friend Ramesh and he simply got fed up. Using the excuse of another visiting friend’s presence just now in Pune, he twisted my arms to go out with him for lunch and a movie and I am glad that he did.
The film is studded with extremely capable actors. Did you notice my choice of the word ‘actors’? Yes, capable actors, not one of them a star as the term is generally understood. All of them come up trumps with their performances with some excellent direction and camera work.
What makes me give just a 3/5 rating for the film is the very noble but weak storyline. The story is all about commercialisation of school education and tough management vs good teachers and their students. The climax of the quiz show could have been handled better but was very interesting nevertheless.
Chalk N Duster is a movie worth going to if you are the emotional / sentimental type who enjoys soft storylines and high morals being advocated.