Ram Swarath Dubey, rendered jobless by the lock-out of Sugar factories in Bihar, heads to Delhi for work leaving his parents and wife behind. His work continues for 25 more years in Delhi and in the process he loses the connection to his wife, his family, his village and ultimately his very roots.
Running Time:
97 min
Release date:
27 June 2014
Directed by:
Pawan K. Shrivastava
Produced by:
Written by:
Pawan K. Shrivastava
Abhishek Sharma
Yashwardhan Singh
Shaad Ahmed
Julie Warshi
Chnadra Nisha
Music by:
Rupesh Pathak
Shot by:
Saket Saurabh
Editing by:
Parashar Naik
Distributed by:
PVR Directors Rare

What’s Hot

  • The role of the protagonist is played by two folks, Abhishek Sharma who plays the older Dubey while Yashwardhan Singh plays the role of the younger Dubey. While Yashwarshan scores with his innocence & pain of leaving his family, Abhishek gets the meatier portion of expressing immense regret over his lost adulthood & the hopelessness of the situation extending on to the next generation.
  • All the ladies of the film have been casted perfectly with Chandra Nisha as Sandhya being the only one who has some lines to deliver and she shines in her endeavor. Further, the supporting actors are so natural that they blend in beautifully with the rustic setting.
  • The dialogues & the voice-overs though minimal are really hard-hitting. The one where a comment is made about how in spite of development, roads cannot be eaten as food & where Dubey remarks about 20 paisa in the city being the same as 2 paisa in the village are brilliant. Also, the angst by the protagonist where he remarks that all the events involving his family after his migration seem like just responsibilities and not iconic moments, feel very genuine.
  • The technical department has functioned very well to convey the mood of the film. The cinematography department scores with the multiple focus-shift shots, the choice of music & sound design exemplifies the setting, and the art direction is apt for the village with no prop standing out.

What’s Not

  • There are multiple rural songs used throughout the film. While they sound good due to the excellent sound design, these parts not being subtitled does prevent a viewer from another part of the world, from being able to absorb the true essence of the meaning it wants to convey.
  • In spite of the need to emphasize the pain of migration visually, there still are too many montage sequences for one’s liking and this affects the overall pacing of the film. These scenes where the film never really moves reflect a high level of indulgence which needs to be curbed.


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Event Info

Date of Screening : 19-Nov-2014
Venue and Time : Hotel Hablis, The Moon and Sixpence , 7.30 PM

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Verdict Stamp

Naya Pata is certainly a noble attempt at chronicling the pain of migrating from a village to a city but it could have been so much more had the pacing issues been taken care of.