This is a synopsis of '26th July at Barista'. Be sure to check the review first on IndiaGlitz!
Realistic films, if treated with an element of commercial ingredients, have a great potential to create an impact on audience. SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA, COMPANY and SATYA are some of the examples that one can remember. Each of these films have lifted elements from real life with the script being thoroughly inspired by the actual happenings.
26TH JULY AT BARISTA takes the trend further with the only difference being that while the aforementioned films were centered on underworld, this one picks up it's story from a natural disaster that had struck Mumbai exactly 2 years back.
Year 2006. Date - 26th July.
The day when rains lashed Mumbai like never before and took away many a lives
The day when it was hard to imagine how something as cruel as this could happen to a city that was always vibrant
The day when the spirit of Mumbai was revealed for an umpteenth time as young and old, men and women, rich and poor - everyone came together to help each other
The day which even today is remembered by all and makes one salute the spirit of togetherness and spirit of Mumbai!
The film is set in the coffee shot Barista where people were having just yet another round of coffee while chatting up with friends and generally having good times. The film's lead pair met there as well, though as complete strangers. Little did they know that the incidents that would occur on this day would change their lives forever.
The rain never stopped and soon it was loud and clear that nothing could stop a calamity from taking place. There was apprehension, fear and sorrow all around. No one knew what could be the course of action but then when has ever been the case when Mumbaikars have just sat down with their hands all tied?
The people in Barista rose up to the challenge and started taking measures to save not just themselves but even the people on the street. They had to overcome this challenge. By any means. But how?
Sheer spirit followed by determination and will-power make them all come together and change the path that destiny had designed for them. Did they succeed?
Starring Kabir Sawhney and Simran Vaid, 26TH JULY AT BARISTA has lyrics and music by Sandarbh with Mohan Sharma at the helm of direction. The film is planned for 3rd August release.