Chameli ★★★

The first half is a wonderfully written and acted two hander. It is almost like a stage play. The second half is more convoluted and eventful. It is not as strong as the beginning, but it’s solid on its own right. The highlight of the film is Kareena Kapoor’s nuanced performance in a difficult role, which brings depth and humanity to a character that is usually relegated to stereotypes in cinema.