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Sep 29, 2008 06:21 PM 1908 Views





This movie really deserves a applause, when you compare it against movies it comeptes wiht. In the age of item numbers, bit banners, famous film stars and huge star cast, this movie really stands tall and serves you a toast.

This movie is about a village named Sajjanpur, where Shreyas is a letter writer by occupation. There are many issues touched upon in this movie, like dirty political games (a kinner trying his hands in politics and facing the wrath of the ex-politician) .... marriage of a war widow (a nice touching story)...

A story of a married woman whose husband had not returned from mumabi since the past 4 years ... a mother afraid of her daughter's marriage coz she turns out to be maanglik. So, as you can see there is a mix of all these issues sewn in this movie. Songs are light and soothing to ears. Stories are well thread into each other and do not seem to be unrelated at all.

Overall I would say that big and complicated issues have been portrayed in a very light manner in front of us. However, at some points you do not feel pleased to see some of the scenes. But, as a package I would say this movies is a good try from Shyam Benegal.

Drawbacks.... the concept of a letter writer or rather post card writer, in the world of mobile phones does not appeal much (But this could be forgiven). At one place, they have shown that the women are moving around with pallus where as this is contradicted in some instances in the movie. A person with a mobile wants to send an SMS rather than talking in person (Well god damn it !! height is height.. its like using a gun like a stick rather than to shoot). This movie is not a family watch,  as there are many dialogues which are unpleasent to ears (esp when you are sitting besides your parents). The laguange used is khadi boli, but it has been used at certain places in a derogatory sense and is abusive at most instances. Well, I would say that at some places it is not even required... so I really did not appreciate that. Here is another contradiction, at one place they show that villagers are okay with Shreyas giving lift to a married woman... and at the other pace they hang the war widow and her hubby from the tree.

The story which touches me was of Shreyas and the married woman he gets sentimental about.

In the end... if you could excuse all these flaws.. and forget about the language (foul) used in the movie ... then only give it a try...

Songs are good... Shreyas is fantastic in his act... other speacies in the movie also do justice to the roles they are given.

This movie should basically be shown in the rural areas, but it is quite ironical that it is gonna die down in the multiplexes.

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