Review

‘Shentimental’ – Entertainment… Police style

Shentimental Marathi Film Poster
Movie: Shentimental
Rating: ★★★

Genres: Comedy, Drama
Censor: U/A
Duration: 130 min.
Studio / Presenter: RRP Corp, Bunny Dalmia
Producer(s): Abhay Jahirabadkar, Sameer Patil, Santosh Bodke, Manjusha Bodke
Director: Samir Patil
Writer: Samir Patil
Cinematography (DOP): Mahesh Limye
Cast: Ashok Saraf, Upendra Limaye, Vikas Patil, Pallavi Patil, Suyog Gorhe, Devyani Raghuveer Yadav, Ramesh Wani, Madhav Abhyankar, Uma Sardeshmukh, Pushkar Shrotri, Rajan Bhise, Vidyadhar Joshi
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke

In the past there were few Marathi films highlighting the pathetic conditions in which our Maharashtra Police live and the extended duty hours affecting their health and mental condition. However, latest released Marathi film ‘Shentimental’ written and directed by ‘Poster Boyz’ and ‘Poshter Girl’ fame Samir Patil presents the same situation in a humorous way.  The film revolves around Three Police inspectors Pralhad Ghodke (Ashok Saraf) , Dilip Thaur (Upendra Limaye) & Subhash Jadhav (Vikas Patil) attached to a Police Station in Mumbai, who while investigating a case are required to visit a village in Bihar along with a  well educated arrested Thief Manoj Pande (Sujog Gorhe)  to get back the ornaments stolen by him and hidden in his house in that village.

The film does take time to take off with its humor filled plot and hence it is only little before the interval the audience really enjoy the humor filled incidences, especially during the journey of the Police team along with the thief and later after arriving at his house in Bihar. As a writer director Samir Patil has cleverly developed some of the scenes, to tickle the funny bone of the audience. Ashok  Saraf in particular suits very well in his role, well supported by Upendra Limaye, Suyog Gorhe, Ramesh Wani and Vikas Patil to match well with their perfect timing for comedy. When they are joined by veteran Bollywood actor Raghuvir Yadav, the screenplay turns more hilarious for some time. Even the entry of Pushkar Shrotri in special appearance is well timed, to show how the trains come to halt using muscle power in between stations in Bihar.

Vikas Patil, Ashok Saraf, Upendra Limye in Marathi FIlm 'Sentimental'movie

Vikas Patil, Ashok Saraf, Upendra Limye in Marathi FIlm ‘Shentimental’movie

Throughout the film the writer director has used his skills to generate humor, except for the first 45 minutes of the film, which are wasted in unwanted happenings. ‘Classmate’ fame Pallavi Patil has however been wasted in a limited role of a young lady Police Inspector, just to indicate the love story between her and her colleague Subhash Jadhav. In other supporting roles, Madhav Abhyankar, Vidyadhar Joshi, Rajan Bhise, Uma Sardeshmukh have also done well. Music by Milind Joshi is good for the two songs in this film and so is the brilliant cinematography by Mahesh Limaye .

All in all, ‘Shentimental’ offers Police style entertainment to offer some humor with a message to people to understand the problems faced by Police.

***

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