Movie Review | June: Hard As Nails Yet Sensitive


Suhrud Godbole and Vaibhav Khisti’s coming-of-age movie is difficult as nails whereas conveying its message, but delicate whereas driving dwelling the purpose. The script focuses on points equivalent to bullying, teenage confusion, self-harm and suicide, and in addition touches upon wider points as sexism and technology hole. The storytelling is commendable for the best way it offers with the gamut of topics inside a runtime of just a little over an hour and a half with out dropping focus, though sure conditions and characters might appear unidimensional.

Nikhil Mahajan’s script would appear related additionally as a result of it’s primarily based within the small city of Aurangabad. Insecurity, uncertainty and angst amongst children can usually be extra acute inside this age group in smalltown India than the metros, owing to drastic battle of tradition and mindsets.

The story unfolds in an Aurangabad housing society, and the temper of battle is ready straight away. A younger lady Neha (Nehha Pendse) drives into the society from Pune, to maneuver into one of many flats. As she lights up, the 50-something society president Jaiswal (Nilesh Divekar) tells her girls aren’t allowed to smoke publicly inside society premises.


The story, after all, isn’t about Neha’s conflict with conservatism that the likes of Jaiswal outline — although that kinds an fascinating sub plot. The main focus, fairly, is on Neel (Siddharth Menon), the teen who gave Neha imprecise instructions concerning the location of her flat within the society when she arrived, complicated her.

As we step into Neel’s world we uncover he’s in an indignant, depressed house, suffering from the suicide of his hostel roommate, for which he holds himself accountable in a method, in addition to the fixed clashes together with his father, who has been concealing the very fact to neighbours that he failed engineering examination.

Mahajan’s writing is spectacular for the best way it builds up Neel’s darkish world, and the entry of Neha lets the younger boy discover a companion he can discuss to. The screenplay accords Neha a subtext of her personal, which suitably runs as an undercurrent story however by no means distracts from the essential plot.


June | Solid: Nehha Pendse, Siddharth Menon, Saurabh Pachauri, Nilesh Divekar, Kiran Karmarkar | Route: Suhrud Godbole and Vaibhav Khisti

–By Vinayak Chakravorty


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