Duration: 120 min.
Studio/presenter: Zee Studios
Producer(s): Nikhil Sane
Director: Paresh Mokashi
Writer: Madhugandha Kulkarni, Paresh Mokashi
Cinematographer (DOP): Sudheer Palsane
Cast: Lalit Prabhakar, Mrinmayee Godbole, Bharat Ganeshpure, Supriya Pathare, Pradeep Joshi, Purnima Talwalkar, Sunil Abhyankar, Sharmishtha Raut
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke
To keep the audience engaged throughout the film, should be the sole motive of an entertaining film. Especially, when the theme of the film is based on comedy, there are big expectations from the director of the film. Paresh Mokashi, who directed the films like ‘Harishchandrachi Factory‘ and ‘Elizabeth Ekadashi‘ has now presented his latest film ‘Chi Va Chi Sau Ka‘, raising expectations from the Marathi film audience. But, the film has turned out to be a casual entertainer.
The film presents the story of two youngsters Savitri( Mrinmayee Godbole) and Satya ( Lalit Prabhakar), who are from different fields. While Satya is an Electronics engineer, who is very much concerned about water conservation, Savitri is a Veterinary doctor, who is very much against anyone harming an insect or an animal. Both of them are brought together by their respective family members, with an arranged marriage. But, Savitri, in spite of knowing Satya through her friend, puts a condition that she would marry Satya, provided she is given a chance live with him on a trial basis for few days, to understand him.
In spite of opposition from parents , Satya accepts this condition and both of them live together in a room, only to create misunderstandings among family members from both the sides. There are fights between them. Then, we also notice Savitri fighting like a kid with her elder sister who is pregnant and younger school going brother. Most of the time in this film has been wasted in unnecessary quarrels between different characters, who sound loud.
Actually, what the film maker wanted to show, he could not present in two hours and thirteen minutes, due to poor screenplay and limited content. Initially, through another couple separating after their court marriage, he clearly hinted that all love marriages are not successful, showing the instant break up of a young couple, who could not stay without each other’s company earlier.
However, in the case of Satya and Savitri, he has tried to show that ‘Live in relationship‘ is the only way to understand each other, no matter how much time it takes? Today, in the name of comedy and entertainment, anything is being offered and some our Bollywood films are the best example. This film has tried nothing different from such films. Now, how the audience would accept this idea, remains a big question.
Performances from the artistes are just fine, but all of them are too loud and quarrelling with each other most of the time, which has taken away the interest from the subject of ‘Chi Va Chi Sau Ka‘ film. Music composed by Narendra Bhide is just fine, but the sound recording and the fine photography by Sudhir Palsane, have turned out to be the plus points of ‘Chi Va Chi Sau Ka‘ film.