Little Box of Sweets

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Time Out rating:

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 12 2008

There’s some eye-catching photography of northern India’s parched plains in Maneka Das’s debut as writer and director, but other than that, it’s difficult to see why this wispy and toothless melodrama has been given a release in cinemas. The story comprises a checklist of clichés about domineering patriarchs, forbidden love and uncertain futures with Das staring as Asha, a servant girl living with grandparents who wants the opportunity to go to university with her best friend Lalli (Sheenu Das).

Her relationship with the dashing, rebellious Seth (Joe Anderson) is complicated by the interference of his pushy commissioner father and, as they try desperately to consummate their love, it all comes to a predictably teary head. It’s a dull, if competently made, film, which is done no favours by its earnest tone, a soppy orchestral score and a slew of artificial performances by actors clinging far too tightly to their lines. It would be far better suited to daytime TV.
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Release details

UK release:

Fri Aug 15, 2008

Duration:

90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Meneka Das

Screenwriter:

Meneka Das

Cast:

Meneka Das, Helena Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Sheenu Das

Cinematography:

Dusan Todorovic

Music:

Andrew T. Mackay

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James Powell

I am very interested in seeing this film as I love India I have also watched the trailer and it looks like its going to be a good film. it is good to read other comments from people who have seen films and not just taking the reviewers word as gospel ;-)

James Powell

I am very interested in seeing this film as I love India I have also watched the trailer and it looks like its going to be a good film. it is good to read other comments from people who have seen films and not just taking the reviewers word as gospel ;-)

Rose

i watched the trailer on the website tht has made me want to go, gonna try and c it nxt wk

Rose

i watched the trailer on the website tht has made me want to go, gonna try and c it nxt wk