With the current onslaught of multiplex cinema and true to life stories, there is no dearth of audiences who want to see something different on the big screen. Similarly, there are plenty of filmmakers who are willing to experiment and bring out such stories to the fore. Mohandas, falls into the same category.
Hard hitting and heart wrenching concepts being the call of the day, Mohandas – A Man lost in his own nation, could very well be the “Breaking News” on our TV sets or a headline in our daily newspaper.
The story revolves around a youngster named Mohandas (Nakul Vaid) who is the university topper but hails form a poor family. After being selected for a high paying job that he always dreamt of he is kept waiting to actually get that job. Only to realise that someone else posing as him has already been offered the job. What follows, is an exhibition of white collarism and bureaucracy which is very much prevalent in the country.
The concept is novel and to a large extent, even the execution is. But again, the quantity of audience for such concepts, though interesting is always low. The film is gripping in some portions, but could have been taut otherwise. Music is soothing, a few songs could be memorable.
With competent actors in his kitty, the director makes very good use of all of them. Special mention of the protagonist Mohandas and his lawyer essayed by Aditya Shrivastava. Sonali Kulkarni who plays the TV correspondent unearthing the scam and Sushant Singh are brilliant as always. Sharbani Mukherjee and Sameer Dharmadhikari do justice to their roles.
Overall, Mohandas is a poignant tale, which will make onethink after leaving the auditorium. A small budget film with some power packed performances make it worth a dekko.
Rating – 2.25