From romance to martial arts, Bollywood movies has panned in on different Kerala locations time and again. However, Anu Menon, the director for the Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin starrer 'Waiting' that hits the marquee on May 27 casts Kochi in a new light.
'I wanted the plot to be surrounded by beauty while exploring the pain the characters are going through,' said Anu Menon in an interview recently. And for that, she picked the swanky Aster Med-city to be the venue where the movie plays out. Shiv (Naseeruddin Shah) and Tara ( Kalki Koechlin) meet in the premises while waiting for updates on their spouses' health. A friendship blooms between these two versatile actors.
The movie was shot extensively around the city in a month long schedule. And, Neha Parti Matiyani's camera seeks out the familiar landmarks of Fort Kochi – with its quaint shops selling curios – to the lush greens of the backwaters. And captures the beauty of the city in a way Bollywood has not seen before.
And, if you are someone who is sick and tired of the everyday brainless, Bollywood potboilers, give 'Waiting' a chance – and see how these locations in Kochi play an important role in this heart- warming movie.