Karwaan is a story of the journey of three lost souls – Shaukat (Irrfan khan), Avinash (Dulquer Salman) and Tanya (Mithila Palkar). They all come from different walks of life but are brought together by destiny.
It’s a simple yet endearing movie that leaves you pondering about life in general. Avinsah is a dejected guy in his late 20’s who shares an estranged relationship with his father. He blames his father for shattering his dream of becoming a photographer and for being stuck in a monotonous job. However, the news of his father’s sudden demise takes him by surprise.
The death of his father takes him and his friend Shaukat on a journey from Bengaluru to Kochi giving them a chance to introspect on their own lives. Debutante Mithila Palkar as Tanya fits well in the role of a young rebellious college student. The best character out of three still has to be Irrfan playing Shaukat, who is unapologetically himself and wears his emotions on his sleeve.
Director Akash Khurana who is also making a debut with the film, has done an impressive job of keeping the movie easy breezy despite of the complexities of the characters we see onscreen. The soul of the film lies in its subtleness.
There are various comic moments and dialogues that keep the movie fresh and tender. Other than the main cast, the film also has Kriti Kharbanda, Amala Akkineni and Akash Khurana in the supporting roles. The music of the film is soothing and goes well with the narrative.
The quaint beauty of South India has been captured so skilfully that you will feel like heading for a road trip after watching the film. So for all the movie buffs out there, watching Karwaan should definitely be in your to-do list for this weekend.