Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa or English title Sniffer is not a typical Bollywood film and it may come under the category of Parallel cinema movies. This film was premiered back in 2013 in BFI London Film Festival and few other film festivals. This film has now officially being released on OTT platform Eros Now on November 20, 2020. The screentime of this film is around 2 hours 6 minutes.
The story of this film revolves around a Nawazuddin Siddiqui who essays the role of Anwar, a private detective. He is living a life of a solitude with his dog named as Lalu. He drinks alcohol and give a shit about his lonely life. One after another he gets new cases to solve and he gets really emotional while solving other people problems. He mostly talk to his dog and think a lot about his love affair which didn’t materialised. The story is raw and real which is definitely deserve your time if you want to something something different.
The budget of this film hasn’t released yet but it would definitely be in few crores. Its an artistic film that may not be a piece of cake to watch for everyone.
There is a scene in this film, where Anwar sells his dog to a rich man for Rs. 5000. Soon, he return the money to the person and says just take good care of the dog. Later, in the evening, Anwar realises his mistake and ran to meet the dog again. That scene is enough to tell you, the loneliness life of Anwar, whose only friend is Lalu, which is a dog.
This film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ananya Chatterjee, Niharika Singh and Sohini Paul.
This film has been written and directed by Buddhadev Dasgupta, who has to be praised for making such a fresh concept based movie. It has been produced by Ajay Sharma. You need to praise the cinematographer Diego Romero, who has taken beautiful long shots in this film, especially in the second half. The editing has been done by Amitava Dasgupta. The music has been composed by Alokananda Dasgupta, which is also goes well with the screenplay.
The early response of film critics are out now and they have rated this film in a range of 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5. It has also got 6.6 stars rating out of 10 on IMDB.
Altogether, its a must watch film for cinema lovers. A gem that you can’t miss at all.
Last word: Watch it for Nawazuddin Siddiqui as he stole the show again. Also watch it for the story, screenplay, cinematography and direction.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Review- Mind-blowing (90 percent out of 100).