Sairat (Marathi) is primarily a love story. A love story that has been done to death in every kind of cinema that exists. The poor-guy-rich-girl love story. And yet this film brings out some of the key emotions that these frivolous love stories fail to chalk out.
The first one hour is a complete hoot. The love story that blossoms is so wonderfully penned and enacted that you are overwhelmed with exuberance. The love feels real when its raw and young. It feels relatable. And that is what makes the first hour extremely gripping and heartening. But when things get serious, we discover that the writer-director has a lot to say.
In second half, the pace is chopped off. There are too many scenes that don’t have dialogues. Yes, the film considerably loses its mark in second half. It’s also because a lot is repeated and the pace is slow. But amidst these scenes, director makes a silent commentary on a lot of social issues mostly pertaining to women’s role in society. It’s a well intentioned and well thought of second half. It just demands a little more patience.
Ajay-Atul’s songs are wonderfully weaved in the story all in first half. The songs alone demand a separate viewing for this film.
Akash Thosar is excellent. Especially in former portions when he is wooing his girl. Rinku Rajguru is first rate. She infuses enough confidence in her performance to leave a great impact.
In all, Sairat is a very good film. It does get long and slow, especially in second half. But watch-out for that fantastic development of love story in first hour which feels so real, so relatable and so entertaining. And of course the music, the performances are another few reasons why it’s a must watch.
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