CHI VA CHI SAU KA

Chi Va Chi Sau Ka; the title itself is fascinating enough to excite you. Paresh Mokashi has always come up with some interesting stories like their titles be it Harishchandrachi Factory or Elizabeth Ekadashi. Chi Va Chi Sau Ka is a refreshing concept rather a familiar concept made in an interesting way. Madhugandha Kulkarni and Paresh Mokashi has designed an unusual concept around a cliched story about the opinion on marriage of the young generation. Most of the film takes the conventional route but the film has lots of immensely refreshing moments which makes Chi Va Chi Sau Ka a delightful watch.

Madhugandha Kulkarni and Paresh Mokashi’s writing is uniquely ordinary; at places the struggle to do something different with the writing is clearly visible. The film has a beautiful story but the structure of the film is very ordinary yet Madhugandha and Paresh does not make the film predictable even for a moment. There are two subplots in the film and at any point they do not harm the actual premise of the film at all. In fact the plot of Jyoti Subhash is a pure delight. Bharat Ganeshpure’s presence in the film is indeed special. I can’t remember the last time I saw an actor who comes in the story just to give an update which we already know but hats off to Madhugandha Kulkarni and Paresh Mokashi for writing this character and giving it its due importance. It was 90’s where such characters were like a prerequisite of a love story with humor. Writing wise the film might have been strictly average at places but overall a brilliant attempt to bring something like this to the audience.

Lalit Prabhakar was just good in the film. He does complete justice to his character and does not gives a chance to complain. It is Mrinmayee Godbole who nails it with her stunning performance. Her character is not that of the girl next door who can be easily loved but she is someone for whom efforts needs to be taken to just like her as a person. Mrinmayee has put in her soul to make her character so believable and worth appreciating. She is undoubtedly one of the major reason Chi Va Chi Sau Ka becomes an enjoyable fare. Jyoti Subhash in her limited presence creates magic on screen with her modern grandmother role. Rest of the cast which includes Supriya Pathare, Sunil Abhyankar, Sharmishtha Raut, Pradeep Joshi, Purnima Talwalkar and Satish Alekar are all simply good in the film.

Paresh Mokashi never disappoints his audience and Chi Va Chi Sau Ka is no different. He makes sure that the audience has no complaints. Paresh Mokashi keeps his audience occupied in the simplest of the scene when he is about to get some major twists. We are just not prepared for the turn of events in pre climax. The music in the film is limited but that does not affect the film in any way. Editing of the film is bang on. Other technical aspects like production design, costumes, cinematography are correctly done for the film.

Overall Chi Va Chi Sau Ka is genuinely different so that’s a reason good enough to watch the film. There is enough humor in the film to make it more enjoyable. I recommend this one.

Rating: 3.5/5

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