Chandni Bar (2001) - good story, brilliantly told. madhur bhandarkar shows a lot of promise as the dir. the efforts to maintain authenticity is heartening to see, for a change (in a bollywood movie). the penchant for authenticity can be seen in sets and even the songs selected to be played in the bar. also quite uniqely, even the film used seem different for 80s and 90s, as both the image and surroundings get a polish as the story progresses into 90s.
The flaw remains in some loud performances by the supporting artists. may be it was just too difficult to match tabu and the contrast gets striking.
the movie achieves what it wants, that is to tell a bar-girl's story by walking on the thin line that divides the glamourisation and disregard of the profession. kudos..
DVD. 8/10. R-L2V1S2. 241 mins.