‘The Girl In Yellow Boots’: Anurag Kashyap’s Most Underrated Film

The girl whom no one did notice. 

Anurag Kashyap is one of the best Indian directors, who constantly portrays realism in a raw and gritty way more casual than other Bollywood films. With this form of approach, Anurag has effectively created a cult-like popularity for himself. Even although his recent movies are more straightforward than his early work, one can’t deny his potential as a director. During some of his more successful Bollywood endeavours, he tried bold, offbeat movies like “No Smoking,” “Dev D” and “Gulaal.” Though these movies won a cult popularity over time, his 2010 directorial project “That Girl in Yellow Boots’ ‘ went pretty ignored by the audience.

The castingKalki Koechlin

As a lead actor, Kalki nails the role of Ruth. She gets the role underneath her skin; it never looks like she is trying to act, but rather she reacts believably to situations depicted in the film.

She stated much of her personality is based totally on her journey as a White woman growing up in India. Whites are seen with curved eyes by society, and for that they pretty alienate themselves from it. And this is not only to the White women; this is confronted by each and every girl living in this male dominated society. So, right here Ruth is not so much an individual; she represents an entire community and their existential crisis in a world dominated by patriarchy and objectification.

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah also played a small role in the movie that gives some kind of feeling of needed optimism. But the character seems too distant to me, and there is not as much space given to him.

The Twist

As Ruth’s quest comes to a close, things start to fall apart. Just as she thinks she’s discovered her answers, more questions arise. Ultimately she does find her father, however, the joyful reunion that she’d hoped for might also not be in the cards. The ultimate twist in this tangled saga of a lonely woman searching for herself in Mumbai is tragic.

We eventually get to see what happens when any person tips that fragile statue a bit too far. What happens when Ruth falls is perhaps anticlimactic, however somehow more plausible than what some other filmmaker might have of the circumstances, and that is one of this film’s strengths. That ‘Girl in Yellow Boots’ seeks not to sensationalise, in spite of the seedy settings, but to take an ordinary woman to exceptional extremes and see how much she can take.

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