Doob – No Bed of Roses review – A Far from Great Drama
By: Pritish Murgan
“Doob-No Bed of Roses” is a Bengali film written and directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki starring the late Irrfan Khan.
The movie follows the life of Javed Hasan, a popular filmmaker whose life soon starts to break apart when he starts an affair with a young actress, who also happens to be his daughter’s childhood friend. The film follows a linear narrative, and shows the gradual drifting between Javed and his family.
Irrfan Khan underplays the role of the emotionally complex Javed beautifully. You really feel his grief when he misses his family and also hate him for separating from his family in the first place. There are a lot emotional moments throughout the film in which he aces effortlessly.
Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays the role of his daughter, Saberi , brilliantly portraying the emotions of a daughter disappointed by her father.
The film moves at a very slow pace. There are a lot of silences and slow shots but they do not add anything to the drama. The timeline of the film shifts suddenly which withers down the impact of the story. You really want to feel invested in the story but scenes that really create an impact are so few and far in between that you eventually lose interest. Only the scenes featuring Irrfan and Tisha are the bright spots of the film but mostly the film falls flat.
The film has a solid story of a family going through various stages of grief and finally coming out of it but due to weak direction and bad writing, the film fails to live up to its premise.
Rating – 2.5 ⭐