Review: A Holiday And A Picnic

A Holiday and A Picnic lives up to its’ title as one that transports the viewer to modern day India providing both a delight for the eyes and ears.

A melodic, immersive, richly drawn film providing a realistic portrayal of successful Indian woman’s search for authentic love. This is the second feature film from Indian writer and director Shomshuklla bravely shattering preconceived ideas of Indian women as objects but as strong women in their own right with needs to be satisfied.

The story is an adaptation of the novella Shesher Kobita by the nobel award winner Rabindranath Tagores. What is a classic love story has been updated to show two modern day independent women: one a divorcee and one looking for love that stimulates all her senses and first and foremost intellectually. It touches on themes of freedom, independence, idealistic versus realistic love all set against a background of vivid Goan colours (the film was shot entirely on location in Goa) with classic love songs sung by the director herself.

Shomshuklla created a film with snappy dialogue that manages to keep A Holiday and A Picnic engaging right until the end. This film draws you in and like The Lunchbox is a breath of fresh air blowing away the old and giving a fresh, new look to Indian cinema. Women directors are showing women as three dimensional individuals rather than objects to be looked at and admired – long may this trend last.

A Holiday and A Picnic was shown at The Festival of World Cinema London 2015.

We hope you're enjoying BRWC. You should check us out on our social channels, subscribe to our newsletter, and tell your friends. BRWC is short for battleroyalewithcheese.

Trending on BRWC:

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga – The BRWC Review

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga – The BRWC Review

By BRWC / 29th May 2024
White Teeth: Review

White Teeth: Review

By BRWC / 30th May 2024
Abbott Elementary: Season 3 - Review

Abbott Elementary: Season 3 – Review

By BRWC / 3rd June 2024
Freaks And Geeks

Freaks And Geeks: Season 1 – Review

By BRWC / 12th June 2024
Drifting Snow: Review

Drifting Snow: Review

By Joel Fisher / 24th May 2024

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Ros is as picky about what she watches as what she eats. She watches movies alone and dines solo too (a new trend perhaps?!). As a self confessed scaredy cat, Ros doesn’t watch horror films, even Goosebumps made her jump in parts!



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.