Monday, July 20, 2020

Film: The Lift Boy

One of the movies I watched recently was The Lift Boy.

Raju Tawde (acted by Moin Khan)  is an engineering aspirant but has been having no luck in the examination. A quirk of fate lands him a job as a lift operator in an apartment complex.

Though he initially doesn't like the job, he gradually becomes friendly with two residents: Princess (Aneesha Shah), a young aspiring actress; and Maureen (Nyla Masood), a painter who also happens to be the owner of the apartment complex.

Raju with Maureen in the lift. Photo: The Lift Boy

An eminently watchable movie, it explores the interactions of Raju with the two residents, especially Maureen, who becomes kind of a mentor, in whom Raju is able to find the guide who will help him find his way forward in life. It's not a long film: 1 hr 47 min.
 
Though it's largely in Hindi (subtitled in English), it's bilingual in parts, where Raju speaks in English with Maureen and Princess.


I felt the story has an O. Henry-ish touch: its simplicity and the ending.
 
The movie left me with this feeling: irrespective of where we end up in life, it's important to have a positive outlook.

Information on IMDb; it's on Netflix.

23 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Oh this looks uplifting... I wonder if I can find it on our Netflix here in UK? Will be trying! YAM xx

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    1. Hi Yamini - Earlier, I used to think everything on Netflix is available all over the world. But then someone told me some movies / series are region specific. So I am not sure of this film.

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  2. Thanks. Will check it out.

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  3. I've been having bad luck lately in finding good movies, so I'll have to remember this one. We could all use more movies with optimistic outlooks.

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  4. It looks sweet. But O Henry? That doesn't bode well for the ending.

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    1. Why I said O Henry was because, if I remember right, many of his stories have a kind of surprise ending. This story also has. I hope I am not confusing with some other writer!

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  5. "Irrespective of where we end up in life, it's important to have a positive outlook." ~ Only the positive outlook part is in our hands, for the most part anyway! :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Hi Rajesh - Ya that's true. But I guess, that makes some difference on how things turn out.

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  6. Indeed, it is our outlook that matters irrespective of the situation we find ourselves in.

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  7. Thanks.. Sounds interesting movie..

    I will check it out in Netflix

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    1. Hi Nassah - Yes. See if you are able to watch it.

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  8. I am yet to watch . Have not seen movies for a long time .

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    1. Hi Shilpa - Check it out. You might like it.

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  9. This sounds like a great film. Thanks for sharing. I bet I could find a version with subtitles somewhere. Be well!

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    1. Hi Darla - I hope you find it. Because I have heard that all titles aren't available globally.

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  10. I saw the movie listed on Netflix but am yet to watch it .Sounds interesting

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    1. Hi Jayashree - Check it out. You might like it.

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  11. Had not heard about this one...will surely watch it after reading this post.

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  12. I like the trailor will try and watch some times, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Enjoyed reading your review as much as I enjoyed this simple but well made film. No that you mention it, yes, it has that O'Henry touch.

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    1. Hi Arti - Yes, a nice, simple, touching movie!

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  14. Hi Pradeep - this sounds ideal ... especially with the comments you made and others have noted. I'd love to see it ... I'll keep my eye open for it ... stay safe and thanks for this delightful interlude! All the best - Hilary

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