In one of the many mind-numbing images in this exceptionally vivid work on the ravages of war, the back of a truck is jolted open and out tumble a bunch of women one on top of another at a Pakistani prison camp for Bangladeshi women run by a despicable tyrant, who could be the Nazi mass murderer Ralph Fiennes in Steven Spielberg`s "Schindler`s List".
`2 States` is the perfect example of how a story in the hands of the right director can be entertaining and can fail miserably if not. The director, Abhishek Varman had a very predictable plot to work with. Perhaps a tad too predictable.
It`s a never-before experience. Tapestried and tempestuous, the tides of Girish Malik`s narrative rise and swell like the frequent sandstorms in the desertscape that Sunita Radia`s camera captures so evocatively in this saga of raging ragas.