Movie Review: Mod (2011)
The highly acclaimed team of Nagesh Kukunoor and Ayesha Takia that last gave Hindi cinema one of the most laudable films Dor makes a come back on celluloid. Not only does the film happen to be Nagesh’s next after the damp squib Aashayein but also is Ayesha’s comeback film after her marriage to restauranteur Farhan Azmi. Whether this jodi brings back the accolades that Nagesh deserves and also brings back Ayesha in the filmy marquee or not remains to be seen.
Set in the picturesque hill station Ganga, Mod revolves around Aranya (Ayesha Takia), whose life is surrounded by whacky people, her father – Ashok Mahadeo (Raghuveer Yadav) who is the head of the local fan club of Kishore Kumar, the fiery Gayatri Garg, “GG” (Tanvi Azmi), her aunt, chubby Gangaram (Nikhil Ratnaparkhi), the local shopkeeper who harbors feelings for Aranya.
One day a total stranger, Andy (Rannvijay Singh), lands up at her doorstep to have his watch fixed. He is painfully shy, but keeps returning day after day to have his water logged watch repaired. As payment he leaves a 100 rupee note in the form of an origami swan. Aranya slowly warms up to this quirky stranger and through a series of meetings and against all odds they fall in love.
But who is Andy? Where is he from? And what is his past follows through a few “mods” in the story.