Cakewalk, Movie Review: The Cake Talks, It's Nicely Baked

Esha Deol and Ram Kamal Mukherjee's bakery's offering leaves a lingering taste

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Cakewalk, Movie Review: The Cake Talks, It's Nicely Baked

Unwrapping and opening the box from bakery. The first bite (the opening scene) tastes good. You want to eat (see) it more. And what's the feeling at the end of the experience? Quite yummy. So yeah, journalist-turned-director Ram Kamal Mukherjee has done a fairly good job.

Ram hasn't just got Esha Deol back with his short film Cakewalk but also given ample justice to her return. Cakewalk is a message that marriage is not a bed of roses but a bed of compromises and sacrifices- a timely learning in today's times when the institution has crumbled.

A Stll From Cakewalk
A Still From Cakewalk

Tarun Malhotra and Anindita Bose, who besides Esha form the rest of the main cast, have been perfectly cast. Without letting you know any part of the story, which is yours truly's style, let me just say that there's past, present and a cake.

Thinking more if it, Ram has actually put Esha in a hot spot. Dharmendra and Hema Malini's daughter's extremely convincing performance in this 27-minute flick should make every journalist ask her if she made several judgmental errors in her script evaluations or her directors let her down. Anyway, if Hema Malini had any doubts how Esha's latest had turned out before she entered the premiere (she told me outside the auditorium that she hadn't seen it before), I am sure they were erased when the curtains came down.

A Still From Cakewalk

Cakewalk also drives home that heavens don't fall if you don't come first in the contests or exams you appear in, you can still do better in life than most  toppers- and hyperbole alright, isn't that the Law Of The Universe? You exit with the thought that the run-time should have been slightly more. The taste lingers.

I am going with THREE.

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