My niece Vandana is a passionate theater buff and has been a stage artist for many years. She has recently taken on a new responsibility of directing a play and while talking about it with me she suggested that I read the script which is available online.
Having read a few pages I found the going tedious and decided instead to see the film. Luckily, I was able to borrow a DVD of “Rabbit Hole” and saw it at home yesterday.
It is a pity that I had not seen it before as, to the best of my knowledge, it was not released ever in India, or it was at a time when I was not going to movies.
It is an amazing story and one of the rare movies that is full of acting talent rather than action, or hamming. In a peculiar way, it is also a funny presentation but the human drama is what grips you from the word go.
Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller as a teenager produce some fantastic acting under the excellent direction of John Cameron Mitchell. Great camera work and editing makes it a memorable experience. I intend watching it again after some time.
How I wish that I could go to Bengaluru to see the play on stage!