Sikander Kher, Gul Panag in SUMMER OF 2007


Sikander KherThe effervescence of youth seems to be on the rise once again, as the latest impact being made on the film front is that of Anupam and Kiron Kher?s striking son Sikander Kher in the October flick ?Summer of 2007?, be ready to be taken into the college world.

The characters depicted are as real as the Metro Youth we encounter, their lingo, their sensibilities, their aspirations are all absolutely today?s. The young audience will identify with these characters in entirety.

This is a very young film, dawning realization of the ?Haves and the have nots? amongst people that one come across from time to time, is the social message that this films assigns itself to bring out to the audiences.

The story is about five carefree friends who have never faced an inkling of misery, courtesy a very hunky-dory childhood backed up by the fat, insulated pockets of their affluent folks. The friends represent today what is called Urban, Progressive India who are either indifferent to the ?Not so lucky? segment of the public or just simply don?t know that beyond their world lies a vast strata of misery and poverty. The film also has a love story but it is most unusual. Actually the love story has ended before the start of the film, but it converges into a more stable and mature love relationship by the time the film ends.

From being the most popular group in college to an experimental walk through the regressive side of India, what happens next is basically the nitty-gritty story of this very ably made film.

Visually, the film travels from one extreme to another. The College and City look is aspirational and glossy. Whereas, the Rural look is Rustic, Earthy, at times too real to the extent of reality.