Prem (Love) At First Sight Movie Review: Another stereotypical film.


Goa and Goan films are always something of a kind and love at first sight in Goa would always be memorable to the people who experience it. But when it comes to demonstrating it on the big screen, it has to be spellbinding. Romance is one aspect, which has been mastered by the filmmakers over the years since inception of films and imagine what a good, sturdy storyline could mean for the success of a film.

You can watch the trailer right here:

Talking about the film, it’s a formulaic action-drama-romantic film, which depicts the the story of Aditya (Sumaydh Gaikwad), who falls in love at first sight, with a Goan girl, Sai (Shweta Pagar) and with the help of four friends he rekindles his love. Oh wait, there’s a catch! Armaanji which is played by the actor and producer Uday Salkar, tries to demolish the orphanage where Sai and her friend works and wants to build a tower. Complications lead to the marriage proposal to marry Sai on the condition of obliterating the orphanage if she doesn’t marry Armaanji’s son (Aryan Khedekar). Amidst this, there’s love, hate, revenge, politics, conspiracy, unbridled emotions, commotion and what not. And you know who gets the girl.
The creative direction by Santosh Mainkar seems plausible considering the pace of the storyline. Albeit, there’s isn’t much to hold on to, other than the perky mood of the film. 
There are a few moments where, every detail in the film is the prophecy of the viewer. The script doesn’t offer any options for the director and the actors to drop something in the nest, but the young talent like that of Kevin Demello is entertaining to watch. The protagonist Sumaydh Gaikwad and the leading actress Shweta Pagar are a joy to watch. Suchet Gavai, Satish Gavas,Vishwajit Phadte and Rajesh Karekar with his long hair offer their best. Samiksha Desai and Aryan Khedekar are the two Goan actors to watch for in the movie.
The lyrics by Anand Tari are worthy of appreciation. Cinematography, despite using good locations wasn’t much attractive and picturesque. The camera work seemed a little tacky. 
The Final Word:
Though the film is set in Goa, a place of ostentatious looks, the film fails miserably to conquer the mind of a viewer, ensued because of the lack of depth in story. With over the top reactions and emotions, shot like a slow paced Indian Soap Opera, is just another sign of the film being mediocre. But to save the light of the day, Aryan Khedekar once again after “Home Sweet Home”, strives hard to alleviate the tedious blow. So if you’re a Goan film enthusiast, watch it for Aryan Khedekar’s buoyant performance. I’m going with 2/5. 

Time Pass: A take on love and typical Indian families


Image Well? What do you expect from such a title? A boy and a girl falling in love, some spicy dialogues suiting the situation creating an environment for perfect laughter, full of emotions, as it is an Indian movie, some over the top hugs and kisses and then a much awaited  break up would do just fine, with an incoherent script and twists which do not even weave the story into a great film. Let me assure you, if you think of Time Pass as such a pathetic movie, because it’s not. 

Do you remember of how you felt, when you saw ‘Leon The Professional’, which was released in1994? Its the exact ecstatic feeling with a  little less consistency. Luc Besson needed just the right movie to make his name. In this case, Ravi Jadhav seems to have quite everything in his control. How often do we come across a director with his every film hitting the ‘Hit’ rank? 

The story in its pristine colors, surrounds over the cliche topic of love, which has tethered every film maker and connected to the latter in every possible way. A teenage boy’s gaze falls on a smart girl, and falls for her. The movie focuses on the struggles and difficultis they have to go through to prove their love, will their love succeed? To find out wait for the sequel. 

Direction, screenplay and soundtrack:

Ravi Jadhav with his predecessors always took on something which would even indoctrinate, appended with entertainment. His movies like Natarang, Balgandharva and Balak Palak were the quintessential examples of his profound work. He just seems to elevate with his every project and now, Time Pass.He has soared to extensive limits. As a screenplay-writer he has profusely entertained the audience. The music, nevertheless seems a great task, but tracks like ‘Mala Veed Lagale’ doesn’t match, rather brings out the difference between the actors and singers. Apart from these flaws, its a album to really enjoy. 

Star Performances & Cinematography:

Having a young star-cast and working with it, allowing the audience to smoothly connect with the film is always a task to sweat for. But Prathamesh Parab and Ketaki Mategaonkar have given copious reasons to watch for. They have cleverly done fair bit of acting keeping watchers astonishing. The countenance of Parthamesh as Dagdu is sometimes creepy. But they are still in the initial period of their career. Cinematography is not opulently used, at time it is tacky but overall its a good experience. 

The Last Word:

Marathi movie Industry has its limitation and does not bother to produce biggies, but it instills many great thoughts at times, This movie talks about love, particularly the response and reaction of the family to this so-called relationship. My thoughts are extremely different and against what’s shown in the movie. Ravi Jadhav sets off to a great task at entertaining and giving out the message to change our perspective in our life and embrace what it is left of it and I think to a certain level, he has succeeded at its task. The movie is still running in theaters in Maharashtra and Goa and if you haven’t seen the movie, visit the nearest theater. 

I am going with 4.5/5 for the captivating touch given by Ravi Jadhav and his team.