The story of a journalist from Delhi who happens to go to Kashmir and gets caught by STF forces, how her one day in a specially police cell changes her life. Identity card talks about the history of Kashmir, ideological differences of people... myths about religion, about identity of a common person in a warlike situation... situation of a police person serving his duty, a common man, parents whose children are missing... and at the end, a ray of hope towards the changing scenario of Jammu and Kashmir... a suggestive thought, a solution; rehabilitation of those who have chosen a wrong track. Black humor with a touch of satire at some places and elements of thrill.
Identity Card Reviews
If anything, Vipin Sharma's acting is what stays with you. Watch the film, if you must, for the intentions and Sharma's skills.
...throughout the film, you keep wondering if it was intended to be a short dramedy or a gut-wrenching tale of suffering. In either case, it fails to make an impact. After all, you can't merely 'touch upon' an issue as sensitive and intricate as Kashmir.We don't know about identity but the film lacks substance for sure.
Identity Card, attempts to engage itself with the burning issue of Kashmir, but falls flat. The film is riddled with poor acting, bad script and half-hearted attempt by director Rahat Kazmi....In all, Identity Card is lost in a muddle.
Identity Card would have made greater impact if it were presented as a short film instead of a full-length feature.
In a film swathed in the aura of a doom there are flashes of tremendous humour and warmth. A brave bold thought provoking sensitive thriller . Strongly recommended.
Identity Card does poorly as a film. While the story might connect with Kashmiri's on an emotional level, it would fail to touch a regular audience. Complete lack on efficiency despite having a decent enough story makes Identity Card just about average.
A PPT history lesson about Kashmir at the end sums up a conflicted effort that could have been the new Wednesday. Instead, it leaves us to ponder over why the impetus was either on awareness or on storytelling, with both seldom combining to form a sequence.
Promises a mature debate on a vexed issue but is let down by the callow craft of the director.