Review: ‘Turning 30’ is like a breath of fresh air

Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 17:56 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

‘Turning 30’ manages to prove its point despite all odds in a world ruled by the men. Gul Panag, the protagonist of the film plays a woman of a metropolis, who is trying to deal with both her personal and professional lives, which have turned messy.

Gul, who plays a woman who is going to turn 30, finds herself jumbled up with things which leave her dreading inconsolably. Her boss plans to sack her from the job while her steady boyfriend, played by Siddharth Makkar ditches her. The realisation that her biological clock will only keep ticking from now on makes her feel all the more miserable. The constant reminder from her mother to settle down in life makes matter worse for the lady, who is about to complete the third decade of her life.

The film deals with a woman’s natural needs as she is aging. It also talks about the societal pressures that add to the dilemma of a single woman in her late twenties. A desperate woman that she is, Gul tries to patch up with her ex-boyfriend (Purab Kohli).

‘Turning 30’ is a refreshing film which brings to the real woman to life on reel. Director Alankrita Srivastava has created magic with her luminous effort to project a metropolitan woman. Gul is brilliant and so are the other actors. The second half of the film is a bit exaggerated but considering the fact that the film is one of its kinds, the tiny flaw can be overlooked.

Dialogues are smart, witty and humorous.

The film is truly refreshing and comes like a breath of fresh air for the cine goers, especially for the urban women.

Ratings: Four Cheers for this one.