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Welcome To Sajjanpur  (2008 - Hindi)

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Welcome To Sajjanpur cumulative rating: 3.6 out of 53.6/5 (79 users)

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  • Pritam Roy

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 7 out of 10

    By Pritam Roy(01 Oct 2008)

    Welcome to India

    Sajjanpur is just a name. It could have been as well Durjanpur. One among the several trivial issues, which dot our lives. The movie starts with a punch, when it says, that at the whims of a politician, no less than Pandit Nehru, the name of the village was changed to Sajjanpur after Independence. However name change didn't bring much change to the village, as even after 60 yrs, the majority of villagers are illiterate. Another shot at our definition of literacy campaign success, when reality is starkly different.

    Move to our protagonist, ... » read more

  • Shafali

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 7 out of 10

    By Shafali (06 Oct 2008)

    The story of a 'renamed' village, and the life through the lens of a letter writer. I found the movie absolutely brilliant - both - from a micro, as well as a macro perspective:

    At a micro level, I loved the character of Mahadev - the letter writer. He puts his own emotions and feelings into the letters that he writes on behalf of others, which do both - good and bad in various situations...The character has a heart of gold, however, displays shades of grey (selfishness, etc.) which exist in all of us...

    And at the macro level, there are deep-rooted social ... » read more

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 0 out of 10

    By Anirban Bhattacharjee(24 Nov 2008)

    Welcome to Sajjanpur, friends---, welcome to your conscience, the rudimentary unit that turns the 'sajjan' within you on; if you have any, of course. Titles are often deceptive, as are the face values of different shares in the market; and the veteran director makes no mistake in pointing out the truth,--- when the name was Durjanpur, more sajjans used to live in the village than the number now live in Sajjanpur.
    It is a story of every common man, I dare to say. Mahadev, the hero, a most common man, quite unlikely to be a hero, seemed to have been affected by the ... » read more

  • Divya Solgama

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 7 out of 10

    By Divya Solgama(19 Sep 2008)

    “Welcome to Simplicity…..”

    We all remember the old nostalgic days of Doordarshan, where serials use to revolve around small town or villages. Serials like Malgudi Days, Kirdar, etc had the rural touch with blend of good performances and direct to heart characters. Slowly as time went by the rural settings was sidelined by the urban settings. “Welcome to Sajjanpur” takes back to good old nostalgic days in a light hearted way.

    “Welcome to Sajjanpur” is based on story by writer Mahadev [Shreyas Talpade], who lives in a small village named SajaanPur. He ... » read more

  • Debaroti Chakraborty

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 0 out of 10

    By Debaroti Chakraborty(21 Sep 2008)

    A novel concept and dark humour so simply put, seen after a long long time...... so much so I got motivated to become a film-maker. Hail Shyam Benegal!!!! » read more

  • Mrs Chandra Banerjee

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 4 out of 10

    By Mrs Chandra Banerjee(22 Sep 2008)

    Somehow this film of shri Benegal could not appeal me much. I remember his earlier movies where he had passion to do something. This seems to be done very casually , may be to suit a low budget! I want a more meaningful film from him , the next time. » read more

  • Prasun Ray

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 6 out of 10

    By Prasun Ray(24 Sep 2008)

    There is a saying ‘whats there in mahabharata is there in Bharata’. In the pretext of this movie, it won’t be wrong to say, whats there in Sajjanpur is there in India.
    The movie has a balanced proportion of good humour, political satire, reflection of current affairs, social drama and of course good music.
    The greatest strength of this movie, thus remains that you actually can’t place the movie in any particular genre.
    Movie revolves around stories of several independant characters living in Sajjanpur yet connected together through a common thread : the letter ... » read more

  • Mayurica Biswas

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 5 out of 10

    By Mayurica Biswas(24 Sep 2008)

    Simple and nice concept. Great dialogues. Had the right approach. The idea that the 'power of education' can be a boon or a bane is nicely tackled!

    But I can crib forever about the edit of the film. Felt as though I was seeing the first rough cut, instead of the final version... the pace is uneven, and even erratic. Needed to be drastically re-edited. The voice-over in the end was such a disappointment - it was as if, u suddenly realise that the film’s getting long, and so, lets speed it up. Either the voice over as a technique shd have been used right through, ... » read more

  • somu

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 7 out of 10

    By somu (24 Sep 2008)

    good one but the endings are too rushed up.. and specially the death of the couples .. hanging their bodies from trees is shocking.. again the incident of munni bai return as MLA now.. is again confusing.. aNd the WELL is so big ... a bit unrealistic.. Overall an enjoyable movie.. with amessage punched with satire and humor. » read more

  • Making things happen :)

    Welcome To Sajjanpur rating: 6 out of 10

    By Making things happen :) (26 Sep 2008)

    An intelligent and enjoyable piece of artwork from the master movie maker Benegal, which blends very well within today's social context. Right from Singur to the sms harakiri, you get to see a bird's view of things happening around you. The letter writer is YOU, Me and everyone.

    Apart from the cinematic views, i think the film is very well positioned to do well in mass market. It has all the right ingredients to attract urban and rural viewers alike. Very clever moves indeed. or else, why would Shyam babu's film have a few stupid looking song-n-dance sequences ... » read more

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