Chhello Show Movie Review: A nostalgic tale of love for cinema
Chhello Show Movie Review: India’s official entry to the Oscars focuses on change as an inevitable part of life. But cinema takes changes in its sweep and continues to tell stories.
Cello Show presents a deeply nostalgic story of a boy in rural Gujarat who is inspired by the power of cinema. It will immediately remind you of the 1988 Italian classic, ‘Cinema Paradiso’, about the relationship between a young boy and a middle-aged projectionist, confirmed in a small, dark room where movies were played. ‘Cello Show’ or ‘The Last Film Show’ is also director Phan Nalin’s semi-autobiographical tale of a film maker from a remote Saurashtra village.
Samay (Pavin Rabari), bright-eyed and curious, wants more than to help his father, who runs a tea shop at the village railway station. It is a convenient stop that has been a part of our travel history, when trains stop for a few minutes at unnamed outposts for passengers to disembark and vendors to sell their wares.