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Sajjanpur: villages are in!!!
Sep 27, 2008 03:15 AM 2063 Views
(Updated Sep 27, 2008 09:26 AM)





When you watch a movie without watching its promotional trailers, it leaves no scope to form an opinion and you just see the star cast and the title. So, there is nothing like expectations building up. And now for the movie, initially you are reminded of Lagaan when you see the village settings.


it is little difficult to tell the story since it looks more like a camera focussing on Mahadev's(shreyas Talpade) life.The nice, good, bad, ugly things he faces everyday.  Who can play the role of a villager better tha him ( Iqbal, Dor and Welcome to Sajjanpur). This time he is an educated person in the illiterate group who wants to become a novelist but doesn't get any job. Disappointed, he turns back to village and makes a living by writing letter for the largely illiterate population. He  faces all kinds of people with their requests - right from arrogant politician to a honest enunch who wants to contest in the election, to a superstious middle aged woman who wants her manglik daughter to be married off, to his childhood love whose husband is away in mumbai for 4 years, to his compounder friend who is in love with a widow. Each one of them have their own story and the magic of his writing helps them. Many people benefit by his writing but some almost suffer like Kamla (Amrita Rao) for whom he develops soft corner and manipulates the letters while writing her replies.The movie becomes more and more interesting as and when it proceeds further.


All the actors play their role to perfection. A special emphasis has been given to the diction. Shreyas Talpade, right from his debut has given remarkable performances and Amrita Rao suits the role of pretty and innocent wife waiting for her husband. There is a fear on her face all the time espcially in one scene when she boards the train. Ravi Kishen has been wasted and  Raajeshwari has no significant role as such. Divya Dutta despite a few scenes is good at her role. But the ultimate show stealer is Ila Arun. She is slowly becoming another Kiron Kher.


They are unnecessary though not completely out of place. You can enjoy one or two but no all.

Overall its an above average movie. You can watch it if bored with expensive locations, unconnected songs, and lotta masaala.

Overall, it is ok.

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