Starring: Farooque Sheikh, Deepti Naval, Swara Bhaskar
Directed by Avinash Kumar Singh
Nothing much happens in Listen Amaya. Some coffee gets brewed, some conversations take place over many a cuppa. And a girl named Amaya (Swara) feels insecure about her widowed mother Leela’s (Deepti) relationship with a widower, Jayant (Farooque). How she eventually comes to accept them forms the core of a rather limp, listless and protracted narrative.
There is a parallel track about memories, and their loss, which could have been a compelling subject but is sidelined entirely. The characters and their dilemmas feel distant. Not once are you able to relate or respond to them. Moreover, a film driven by many a tete-a-tete is full of the most banal and dreary lines. Awkward, synthetic chatter abounds. In fact, some of it feels...