This movie, directed by the talented man Mr. Mahesh Manjrekar, has its own and different impact to the audiences. The story and the life of the mill workers, who wouldn’t be interested in such kind of hard topic. As the topic is so hard, interesting and challenging; three general things are very important to look after; performance, story and direction. In other kind of films, if one of the following is weak, then also the film can be made interesting and watchable. But in such kind of hard topic, these all three are very-very important. Let’s see now the Mahesh Manjrekar has managed these three or not to its level.
Very straight forward story! The real life of the mill workers who they had suffered when the mill companies were started being closed, struggle to live and struggle to eat just one bread throughout the whole day. Also the story includes, how mean and cruel were the mill company’s owners, how they were playing politics and playing with the life of the mill workers, and also the story highlighted some facts about Dr. Sawant, who was the hero and the only hope for all the mill workers.
Mainly the story is being focused on only one family, but also some parts of the life were being showed and highlighted of several overall mill workers. Now the story and the screenplay are being written by Mahesh Manjrekar itself with Jayant Pawar. And after watching the whole film, I guess the concept and the idea of the film was superb, but what was lacking was the perfect and water tight screenplay, as I mentioned that for this type of film these things are very important.
The screenplay of the film was good when the film started, but then later on it decreases its pace and speed of delivering the scenes. I admit that each and every scene of the film was meaningful and some scenes were prolonged un-necessary. Dialogues were very impressive; but also many a times, the story was being moved out of the topic which I believe is very important point to note. Though the screenplay of the film was good but not the best as compared to its concept and theme, especially its climax.
Direction given by Mahesh Manjrekar is just out-standing here. He has portrayed very well the real struggle life of the mill workers, what they had gone to and what injustice they got from everywhere, including government. Hats off to the Mahesh Manjrekar that he had taken up as the challenge and showed us something meaningful cinema and that too presented in a very splendid way.
And lastly performance! Just one word; outstanding, marvelous, superb, amazing, incredible, remarkable, etc. etc. and etc. Sorry for the many words, but all the artist in the film deserves it. And a clap for all the new artist, Karan Patel as Naru, Siddharth Jhadhav as Speedbreaker (too good), Ankush Choudhary as Baba, Veena Jamkar as Manju, and so on. All of them had played their respective role very efficiently and very realistic.
So overall if we want to conclude and give grades by glancing the three main sector, i.e. direction, screenplay and performance. We can give full marks to the direction and performances, but the screenplay would get less marks if we compare the standard given in the direction, performances and plus the concept and the theme of the film.
I would say neglect the error and mistake done in the screenplay, and watch it for once to experience something real cinema given by none other than Mr. Mahesh Manjrekar.
2.5 / 5