Sunday, 13 November 2016

Ventilator - a memorable experience

I must say , this movie or rather, an emotional and enjoyable experience, is a great story woven by Rajesh Mapuskar. Right from the start, he manages to grab our attention and sucks you in and makes you a part of his story.  The movie starts with Ashutosh Gowarikar, who stars as a part of the film fraternity, and soon a whole range of characters are introduced. The way the story unfolds, Rajesh Mapuskar, the script writer, has hit a sixer. With such a serious subject and with most of the movie taking place inside a hospital, the movie maintains its humorous vein till the last few minutes of the movie. With more than a hundred characters, all characters have been given memorable dialogues which keep you entertained, and how! And the movie manages to capture the minor issues which are present in any Konkan family, which might appear minor to you but are very important to that particular person, in a very humorous way. While someone is worried about the ensuing Ganpati festival, someone else is worried about the mangoes, someone is worried about toilets whereas someone else wants to advance in his political career. Each one has got his own reason, why he wants the person on the ventilator to survive. But finally, it is the story of a father and his son, their differences and how it takes a serious illness to make the son realise the true worth of his father. A father who has never praised his son in public, almost ignored his existence but at the same time, a father who put in all efforts to save his pre born son, a father who took the one percent chance to save his son’s life. It is also a parallel story of a son who doesn't realise the love of his father till this emergency brings it to the surface. Excellent acting by Jitendra Joshi, Ashutosh Gowarikar, superb character of Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, and the entire ensemble cast of the film make it enjoyable and memorable. I don't know many of the actors in this film, but was happy that even Unknown faces are so capable in Marathi cinema. Hats off to Priyanka Chopra for supporting and producing this gem of a movie. She has dedicated this film to her late father who enthusiastically supported her in following and realising her dreams.

See this film to enjoy and see what really is the caliber of Marathi cinema which has seen so many gems like Bal Gandharva, Katyar kaljat ghusli, Nat Samrath, Happy journey, and so many more in recent times.
Yatindra Tawde

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