Janak’s Movie Recco: Halo

By Janak Samtani

Sasha is a young girl who starts her vacation with a worry. Her father is a lawyer, always engrossed in work, and Sasha lonely after her mother’s death, is looked after by a helper who cooks up stories to make her happy enough to have her meals. One such story makes Sasha believe that God will send her a companion which could be in any form. This gives Sasha hope and she eagerly waits for the chamatkar to happen.


One morning, Sasha is awakened by some disturbance in the living room, and a puppy emerges. She believes this to be her God-sent companion and names the puppy Halo.


Sasha loves the pup dearly and forgets about everyone and everything around her, and spends all of her time with it. Her neighborhood kids also become very fond of the pup, and it becomes a source of excitement for them too. But Halo is quite a nuisance for Sasha’s dad and the helper.


Like, one morning the pup just showed up; another morning after a few days it is gone. Sasha does not sit and mourn the pup’s disappearance, and decides to go out and find it.


She ventures out and is followed everywhere by a very curious neighborhood kid who goes back home and updates his father, a journalist, who uses this information in his articles.


During her search, Sasha visits a newspaper office, a police station, a dog catcher, and comes across a variety of people on the streets of Mumbai who get inspired by her determination, and assist her in finding the pup.


Starring in the film are Benaf Dadachandji, Rajkumar Santoshi, Bulang Raja, Viju Khote, Mukesh Rishi, Tinnu Anand, Sahil Choujar and many others. The film features a lot of children, but in my opinion, it is made for everyone to watch.


Halo is a heart-warming classic delivered by Santosh Sivan who is now planning to make a sequel to it.






11 Responses to “Janak’s Movie Recco: Halo”

  1. October 10, 2010 at 03:49

    This movie was excellent! I remember watching it years and years ago when I was a kid and loving it.
    Very nice review.


  2. October 10, 2010 at 11:03

    I was so sure Salo was a figment of your overactive rhyming imagination! But apparently it actually exists. Figures you would know about it 😛
    Salo must be like top of the list in your all time favourite movies na? How many times have you seen it?


  3. October 10, 2010 at 12:08

    Of course. There’s a line in this review which I’m sure you’ll agree, must apply very well to Salo also:
    “This movie features a lot of children, but in my opinion, it is made for everyone to watch.”


  4. October 12, 2010 at 09:01

    I like the idea!!..I’ll post it on my site!!

    devoted to serving movie buffs and foodies..
    See it, believe it!!


  5. 9 basava
    October 12, 2010 at 22:54

    I remember watching this movie a long time back in DD …. enjoyed watching it…especially the ending, which i thought was good.


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