Filmed mostly in the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir showing the daily lives of a people living in an undercurrent of tension from the persistent religious conflicts between Islam and Hinduism and to a lesser extent Buddhism and other religious groups. A small crew filming without the use of professional or even amateur actors. Actors recruited with no previous experience who, nevertheless, produced a most believable and naturalistic drama of love and survival. The survival tactics seemed petty compared to western standards, yet you felt their necessity of fighting for the smallest advantage; for small lies and for pennies.
My minor criticisms are in portrayals that seemed a little too unlikely such as a Kashmir woman working as a clerk, yet has a US educated physics background.
The other area that seemed lacking was a greater, more in depth, understanding of our characters, the city, the region, the nature of the religious discord, the political entanglements from Pakistan, India and China in that region. But perhaps I'm asking too much for a very budget restricted (although you couldn't tell) production.
Besides the acting the script was engaging with it's mounting conflict, uncertainty, tension and resolution.