Ribbon movie review: The Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas starrer leaves you wanting more

11/03/2017

MUMBAI, Nov. 3: When a double-income-no-kids couple welcomes a baby, what happens? It can be a fraught time for new parents, struggling with the never-ending demands of the infant, and the consequent impact on careers, and other things that used to effortlessly be a priority.

Sahana (Koechlin) and Karan (Vyas) are your standard issue urban couple based in maximum city Mumbai, which swallows up time. She is fast-tracking a corporate job; he is an engineer working on big building projects.

Nice to see man and woman working, and dealing with stuff that happens post-marriage: all the messy, irritating stuff that has not been part of the happily-ever-after Bollywood landscape. In many places, Ribbon makes us feel for these two people.

Koechlin leaves a mark as a harried professional, reluctant mom, and a good wife. Vyas is competent too. Some thorny issues are brought up: the troubles that women face at workplaces, the having to outsource child-care, the predators that lurk in the most unexpected places.

But as often as the film astutely touches upon the tough choices, and the problems that can crop up, it leaves them, and us, hanging. You are left wanting a little more. TIE

 

 

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