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Kacchey Limbu Review: Radhika Madan, Rajat Barmecha, and Ayush Mehra's film makes for a one-time watch

Shubham Yogi has written and directed the coming-of-age drama film.


Last Updated: 10.42 AM, May 19, 2023


Officially selected at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Kacchey Limbu is a tale of the passion and aspirations of young adults who are unsure of their future. Radhika Madan, Rajat Barmecha, and Ayush Mehra are the stars of the Shubham Yogi-directed film.


Kacchey Limbu is the reality of most people who never really understand what they actually aspire to become. Some dive into the crowd of engineers, while others parade towards fulfilling their parents' dream but never think about what interests them.

Radhika Madan's character Aditi is one of them, and the story revolves around her. She started preparing for medical entrance exams because her father wanted to make her a doctor. Unfortunately, she couldn't crack it, so she decided to enrol in a fashion design school like her other friends; however, she couldn't make herself like it enough to care about exams, internships, competitions, or even a career in the fashion world. Meanwhile, she finds herself inclined a little bit towards cricket, as her brother used to play it. One fine day, after her brother's aggressive challenge, she decides to make her own team to play in an underarm local tournament.

Writer and director Shubham Yogi has beautifully penned the story from the perspective of a young adult who is merely confused and unfocused. Not only the pivotal characters, but the supporting cast of the movie also have their own little stories in the film that get unveiled back-to-back and very subtly. However, the one-hour and 46-minute film feels like a three-hour one due to its slow-paced storyline.


Radhika has again proved that she can be a chameleon and take whatever shape and colour her character or project requires. She looks like a teenager who has no idea where her life or future lie. In Kacchey Limbu, not only does she perform well in acting but in cricket as well.

Rajat, who has been seen as Radhika's brother and an ace aspiring cricketer, showcases the reality of those who finally accept the truth that they need to find a well-paying job and convert their passion into simply a hobby. It was refreshing as a viewer to witness a skilled artist back on screen after a long time.

Ayush, as always, seems like a mature guy who ends up doing something risky only for the sake of a girl he likes. It's not new to see the actor in this avatar, but his chemistry with Radhika is adorable to watch.

Most of the film displays characters playing the sport, especially in the second half of the film, which makes the story a little monotonous as watching the underarm cricket tournament is not as fun or thrilling as a CSK vs. RCB match during the IPL.

Overall, the film focuses on the sentiments of young adults who are still neither sure of their aspirations nor certain of their careers or future.


The filmmaker Shubham Yogi-directed coming-of-age drama definitely hits the right spot for its audience. However, even after a good story and applaud-worthy performances, the latest film with a few flaws only ought to be watched once.


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