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Times of India
Predominantly a campus film, this teen drama delves into the psyche of a 14-year-old Gaurav (Chirag Malhotra) and his coming to terms with adolescence. How his tumultuous relationship with elder brother Mihir (Pranay Pachauri) silences his inner turmoil and helps him discover and embrace his own identity forms the story.
: Age may just be a number for an individual but it plays a mightier role in the society. It commands how you should behave, dress up, look or achieve. The film's curious protagonist dares to question these very norms that hound youngsters, who are often expected to not have a voice as they cannot possibly understand what their elders do. Curtailment of freedom of speech, drives Gaurav to rethink his perspective on relationships.
Though Time Out initially comes across as a social commentary on today's 'elitist youth', catering strictly to the rich kids, it slowly gets deeper as it progresses. We wish the process was faster as much time is wasted in showing the teenagers' shenanigans in the international school. Their routine conversation and banter is quite authentically depicted unlike various mainstream Bollywood films but it's a tad repetitive. The film only takes off in the second half. This is when it gains momentum and proves that it has a point.
Gaurav finds out that his elder brother Mihir is gay. He is unable to accept this as he looks up to Mihir, a high-school jock whom every girl fancies. Adding to his woes, the girl he fancies friend zones him. Does he find a closure?
"How to fix your gay kid" is what their mother types on google when Mihir reveals his sexual orientation and wishes to come out of the closet. This is probably the best scene of the film, which sums up the hypocrisy that so called 'liberal' parents exhibit. If there were more poignant moments like these, Time Out had the potential to be a game changer.
Time Out may not have a hard-hitting story but it does make you think. Under its Richie Rich garb, lies a thought that's enlightening and liberating. Both the lead actors Chirag Malhotra and Pranay Pachauri are aptly cast.
The film marks the Bollywood debut of Chirag Malhotra, Pranay Pachauri and Kaamya Sharma.
The film revolves around teen siblings Gaurav (Chirag Malhotra) and Mihir (Pranay Pachauri). Elder brother Mihir is into basketball and sports, while Gaurav is into music. Gaurav looks upto Mihir as he is the popular boy in school, who all the girls fancy.
Gaurav falls for his friend Ananya but she rejects his relationship proposal. This leaves Gaurav disheartened. He returns home down and depressed only to walk in on Mihir and his friend Varun in bed together. Gaurav is unable to accept that Mihir is gay. He stops talking to him. Their parents suspect a tension between the two but the kids refuse to disclose the subject.
Mihir decides to come out of the closet. He tells his parents and friends about his sexual orientation. While parents don't accept it, his friends are more supportive.
Meanwhile, Ananya tells Gaurav that she is ready to take things forward between them but this time he refuses citing too many complications in his life.
Towards the end, amidst a music concert, Gaurav feels for his brother's problem and goes on to embrace him, the way he is. He also kisses Ananya, doing what he actually feels.