June 29, 2013

Married 2 America

The first time I heard of the film was when I saw it advertised on the parapet of a suburban railway bridge in Mumbai. Intrigued by the name, I looked up the film online and recognised the suave Archana Joglekar from her distinctive stone gray coloured eyes not uncommon among Chitpavan Brahmins of Maharashtra.

While she dabbled in films without really ‘taking off’, she has had better success as a Kathak dancer, her performances in the US a regular feature.

Advertised on a parapet where you’d expect corner institutes teaching English to advertise, promising students jobs in ‘America based company’, the film couldn’t possibly have done any better than the students enrolling into ‘Learn English Speaking in 10 Days’ institutes.

And I didn’t quite succeed in tying the theme of the film to its title ‘Married To America’ other than the fact that Archana Joglekar is married and settled in America.