Presenter: Mukta Arts Ltd.
Producer: Dipti Talpade
Story, Director: Rajeev Patil
Camera: Pushpank Gawde
Music: Avadoot Gupte
Cast: Sai Tamhankar, Shilpa Tulaskar, Tushar Dalvi, Santosh Juvekar,
Subodh Bhave, Sushant Shela, Meghna Erande & Bharti Aacharekar,
Special Appearance – Shreyas Talpade
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke
In the era of 21st century globalization is unrepeatable part of our life. Especially in the metro cities, many of us prefers shopping malls even for vegetables than ‘mandai.’ Naturally our marriage system, relations and even social structure is changed a lot because of influence of global culture. ‘Sanai-Choughade’ is the bold (not visually, but mentally) covers all these aspects and provokes audiences to think about the success.
The story moves around Sai (Sai Tamhankar). Her elder niece Urmila (Shilpa Tulaskar) and Jijaji Shrikant (Tushar Dalvi) promises her mother on death bed that they will follow responsibility of her marriage. Sai starts living with Urmila and Shrikant after her mom’s death. Urmila and Shrikant, who had gone through love marriage, are completely unaware with ‘typical Maharashtrian arrange marriage system.’ After taking many good and bad experiences, they came to know about latest marriage bureau handled by Rahul Borgavkar (Subodh Bhave)- ‘Kande –Pohe.’ The modern marriage bureau believes on logical match making than traditional one. They organises a nice trip to a hill station. The thought behind it is all of them will get a chance to get familiar with feelings, nature and Sanai Choughade understanding of partner. Sai and Aditya (Santosh Juvekar) fall in love with each other. Just before finalisation of their marriage, Sai revealed her past. She was in love with Shryas Talpade and had given birth to his child. Shreyas was ready to marry Sai and accept the child but unfortunately he became pawn of destiny and died in an Accident. Now do Aditya accept her past? What was reaction of other people who represents society? Do Shrikant and Urmila accept her mistake? What steps Rahul Borgavkar takes to keep his motto ‘Nothing is Impossible.’ The story developes swiftly and gives answer to all these question. Thanks to director Rajiv Patil and script writer- Sanjay Pawar for handling such a sensitive issue efficiently and giving different but certainly nice experience to audiences.
Sai Tamhankar and Subodh Bhave played lead characters in the movie and both had done well. Especially Subodh Bhave catches maximum attention through amazing facial expressions. Twice or thrice Sai’s inexperience can be noticed but in her debut movie she is much promising. Santosh Juvekar, Tushar Dalvi and Shilpa Tulaskar strongly supported Subodh and Sai. Chinmay Mandlekar has also played done really nice job even in the small role. His body language and dialog delivery is simply amazing.
Versatile Avdhoot Gupte has given good music. Especially the song ‘Kande-Pohe’ sung by Sunidhi Chauhan has appropriately used in whole movie. Camera, lights and especially cinematography are good but certainly far behind ‘Mukta Arts’ standard.
A credit must be given to Rajiv Patil for handling two different stories- ‘light comedy of Mulgi Dakhavne’(I swear I couldn’t find appropriate English word) and problems of pre-marital pregnancy. Audiences do not realize any jerk or it does not sound odd, when story moves from light comedy to serious issue.
Marathi cinema is getting globalize and producers are showing courage to handle sensitive issues. Dipti Talpade’s this movie is nice example of it. But the really nice thing is she never tried to show something ‘extra ordinary.’ She has successfully shown how serious topics can even be handled through perfect commercial film. And as even a common man can also enjoy this movie, seriousness of the issue can be delivered to higher no. of people. And that’s real success of ‘Sanai-Choughade.’