Rubaru review: Tisca is terrific in timely tale of artiste’s struggles

As Radha, Tisca Chopra is outstanding, accurately portraying the recognisable, worldly demeanour of a film star and her fractured spirit. With the meta short Rubaru, Tisca Chopra has tried to paint an honest, searing picture of an artiste in debilitating pain that leaves her destroyed both as a performer and a person.×1.png

Over the last few months, there have been innumerable discussions around actors’ mental health and the pressures of being public figures. First, hiding their trauma from the world, later from themselves. She is, for the first time, staring at her bottled up insecurities, lost confidence and deteriorating mental health. The next minute, she is out obliging fans for selfies and basking in compliments for her performance. It’s her moment of truth and also relief that she has survived. In that context, every moment in Rubaru, which also marks Tisca’s debut as a writer and a director, feels powerful and timely. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd When someone asks her how she managed to do it, she says, “It’s called acting.”
This inconceivable duality is often the story of every artiste. Written by Priyanka Sharma
| Mumbai |

Updated: November 30, 2020 2:02:36 pm

Tisca Chopra has written, directed and produced her short film Rubaru.In Rubaru’s most poignant moment, Tisca Chopra’s Radha Malhotra looks at herself in the mirror of her make-up room. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The arclights or not, they end up acting all the time.