Starring: Ashutosh Rana, Saakshi Tanwar, Paintal,
Vrajesh Heerji, Hemant Pandey, Harsh Chhaya, Vinod
Nagpal, Javed Khan, S.M. Zaheer, Neha Mishra, Aman
Director: Gurbir Singh Grewal
The film is a story about a
Coffee House located in a metro city, a place where we
have regulars, while some people visit occasionally. It
is four stories running simultaneously, showcasing
individual problems of each of these people. It is also
about staging street plays highlighting social problems,
a bit old fashioned in this age of TV and short films
which do the same.
The characters develop a sort of closeness amongst each
other, gradually even generating a kind of concern for
each other too. The crowd here, while discussing
individual issues also come up with new ideas that start
taking shape and mark a new beginning.
They all have their problems. They deal with their
problems in their own ways, and finally stage plays to
activate audiences during the election time.
There are several issues
about the youth, unemployed and the retired. It is a
sensitive film which has feelings, humor, pain and
happiness - which could give good leads to a few in the
audience, in their own lives.
The passionate Ashutosh Rana and the modern day woman of
substance Saakshi Tanwar carry the film on their
shoulders. As his directorial debut, Gurbir Singh Grewal
does a fair job with Hemant Pandey, Vrajesh Hirjee and
Vinod Nagpal as well as the other debutants Aman
Dhaliwal and Neha Mishra. Javed Khan the Bengali guy and
the flamboyant Harsh Chhaya are notable.
The director shows that the coffee house provides a
unique opportunity to interact with each other and
exchange views on modern-day issues. Coffee House is a
modest and meaningful film that urges the youth to dream
big and the power of a common man to bring change in the
Kamal Kishore (Ashutosh Rana) is an activist, who
desires to bring change in the society by staging street
theatre. Kavita (Sakshi Tanwar) is Kamal Kishore’s wife
who also runs a newspaper. Earlier, Kamal Kishore was a
part of the paper’s editorial team along with his wife,
and since he would not compromise with his principles he
pulls out of the newspaper team in the best interests of
the publishing house.
This joint is also frequented
by a TV journalist (Harsh Chhaya) and the regular oldies –
a group of old men struggling with neglect and lack of
respect from their children.
Aarti (Neha Mishra) and Nilesh (Aman Dhaliwal) are a
live-in couple who work with Ashutosh. Then Aarti is
offered a highly paying job, she deserts Nilesh. Jarnail
Singh (Vinod Nagpal) a senior citizen has problems with
his son and daughter-in-law. Vrajesh Hirje, Hemant Pandey
and Javed Khan are other regulars at the coffee house.
Credits & Crew:
Banner: Shivkala Motion Pictures, Marwah Studios, GTV
Producers: Mahim Mittal, Kirshan Kumar, Asit Mittal,
Executive Producers - Sandeep Marwah, Garish Batra
Writer & Director: Gurbir Singh Grewal
Music: Jaidev Kumar.
Lyrics: Mahim Mittal
Cinematographer: Sebastian AKN
Choreographer: Longines Fernandez.
Recording Engineer: Avneet Grewal
Background Music - Sanjay Chakraborty
Action - Harish Shetty
Art Director - Hari Kashyap
Editor - Omkar Bhakri
Kamal Kishore - Ashutosh Rana
Kavita – Saakshi Tanwar
Nilesh - Aman Dhaliwal
Aarti - Neha Mishra
Bhattacharya - Javed Khan
Daniel - Vrajesh Hirjee
John - Paintal
Jarnail Singh - Vinod Nagpal
S. M. Zaheer