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Directed by : Sabal Singh Shekhawat

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'Fireflies' is the story of two estranged brothers - Shiv and Rana. Shiv, a successful banker, lives in the superficial glitter of corporate Bombay. The younger brother, Rana, is a law school dropout who lives by the day. Though worldly experiences and illusions briefly illuminate the brothers' journeys, a tragedy that befe...more


“Beautifully shot but choppily written, Fireflies makes for a decent little indie film. ”

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What is it about? asks Indecisive Aunty as she queues up for tickets knowing that I have just stepped out after a screening. Well I may end up ticking the Contains Spoilers option at the bottom, but I assure you I am not ruining it for anyone when I sum it up as Ramesh Suresh (hey one of them has no memories of Mommy Dearest other than that she had dimples even though she dies when he was frickin' SEVEN YEARS OLD...of course he faces immense issues trying to get over Flaky Girl and erasing the Awesome Times With Her Wali Showreel from his mind ) so yes Chothe Bhayyia Barey Bhayyia go through a I HATE YOUR GUTS estranged brothers thing until they have a Aaj Rapat Jaaye In the Rain slug fest, and ya they end up getting a dog. The women remain cliched but in Angrezi, so yes Angrezi Sex until they die their Desi Deaths. I am telling you what with Gone Girl earlier this week and now this..it just isnt a good week for women in films.

So the Rathore brothers Shiv and Rana ,apparently as different from each other as chalk and cheese, (but you know alike enough to fall for women who cant speak Hindi ) have a troubled history but why? Shiv is anal , married to a woman of " good stock" (his words) but has run into an ex and Rana is a teetotaler working at a bar dreaming of becoming a diving instructor , however when the movie starts he is a mechanic or something like that. Shiv wears classy suits and tees off at lavish golf courses. And it seems everyone around them is celebrating happy hour 24/7 but classy not bewda types. Angrezi Drinking to go with all the Angrezi Sex.

Fireflies has two things going for it. A lovely background score and a Thailand that is more Yawowarat than Phahurat. Though of course there had to be a hat tip to our desi pan, girl gets friendly with the boys at the bar and when they want to make the fransheep with her it is left to the hero to rescue her. Sigh! We can make the angrezi but to a limit and then (desi) factory settings come into play. They also do a hackneyed Arey Kalmoohi Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai but with such style, oho, that the nation that gave the world Bindu can be so blah now.

Watch the movie but perhaps as a drinking game? Raise your glass every time they hit you with a cliche.?

Dont worry the brothers will put you out of your agony soon. At 104 minutes you can just about download its soundtrack before the movie gets over.

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