Loss of life is a tragic phenomenon of life. However a number of movies in Bollywood have introduced this inevitability in a lighter and even in an outrageously humorous means. For instance, JAANE BHI DO YAARO , EKKEES TOPPON KI SALAAMI , DADDY COOL , BUDDHA MAR GAYA , MALAMAAL WEEKLY , PUSHPAK , NEHLLE PE DEHLLA , and so on. Now Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI additionally guarantees to have a light-weight tackle demise. So does RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI handle to entertain and impress viewers? Or does it fail in its endeavour? Let’s analyse.
RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI is the story of a household assembling collectively after ages as a consequence of a tragedy. Ramprasad (Naseeruddin Shah) is an previous aged patriarch who all of a sudden passes away whereas instructing piano at his home to a child within the neighbourhood. He resided along with his spouse, addressed as Amma (Supriya Pathak) by every body. Their little children dwell in numerous elements of the nation. Clearly all of them rush to Ramprasad’s mansion, positioned in a small home in Uttar Pradesh as quickly as they get the information. What ought to have been a interval of mourning for the household ends in chaos as previous wounds resurface. On prime of that, Seema (Konkona Sen Sharma), spouse of the youngest son of Ramprasad, Nishant aka Neetu (Parambrata Chatterjee) doesn’t come. It results in gossip and hypothesis among the many wives of the opposite sons. In the meantime, since Ramprasad handed away on December 19, the pandit pronounces that the tehrvi will therefore fall on January 1. It results in an argument within the household as some really feel it will likely be awkward for folks to attend such a ceremony on the primary day of the 12 months. The difficulty resolves after which, one other downside arises. Ramprasad’s kids come to know that the patriarch had opted for a mortgage of Rs. 10 lakhs and that he has returned solely Rs. 3 lakhs. It’s now their duty to repay the remainder of the quantity. Whereas going by means of his diary, they arrive to know that he took the stated mortgage as his kids have been demanding cash from him. This revelation results in one other spherical of tu tu fundamental fundamental. In all this chaos, Amma feels disregarded. The grandchildren in the meantime are least bothered concerning the demise of their grandfather and are having a enjoyable reunion. She realises that it will be tough for her to remain within the haveli on their lonesome. Even when she chooses to stick with their sons, evidently they will not be prepared to just accept her. What occurs subsequent kinds the remainder of the movie.
Seema Pahwa’s story is promising. The most important power is that it’s very relatable. Everybody has been within the state of affairs depicted within the movie. Therefore, one can’t assist however relate very effectively to plenty of happenings within the movie. Seema Pahwa’s screenplay is nonetheless inconsistent. A number of scenes and confrontations are very effectively considered and in addition fleshed out. On the flipside, the movie slips within the second half as essential particulars are disregarded about some necessary characters. Seema Pahwa’s dialogues are sensible and situational. Nonetheless, the humorous dialogues of Prakash Bade jija ji (Brijendra Kala) appear misplaced.
Seema Pahwa’s route is kind of neat within the first half-hour. The best way she establishes the setting and the temper makes for an attractive watch. A number of the characters like that of Seema appear very fascinating and rather a lot might have been finished right here. Nonetheless, one wonders why Seema Pahwa disregarded the backstories of sure characters. That is particularly within the case of Seema’s character. One fails to grasp what precisely she did mistaken with Neetu and his household. It’s not like she was the one daughter-in-law who stayed away from her in-laws. The remainder of the bahus additionally bought separated from Ramprasad and Amma. Additionally, in direction of the tip, Seema’s change of coronary heart makes one really feel that she’ll ask Amma to stick with her. That’s what the build-up appeared like. When she doesn’t, one wonders why that’s so. Most likely, she had the identical points as different daughter-in-laws and was not able to take the duty. However this bit ought to have been higher defined. In the meantime, Rahul (Vikrant Massey) lusting after Seema individually looks as if an amazing thought however appears a bit compelled. The ultimate scene is heartening however comes too all of a sudden.
RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI begins effectively. No time is wasted as Ramprasad passes away within the first scene itself. From right here, it’s a breezy watch as all of the madcap characters arrive and create insanity. A number of scenes stand out just like the 4 brothers having drinks and expressing their long-suppressed anger. Additionally, the sequence the place Amma hides behind a pillar and sees that everybody is having a gala time whereas she’s mourning the demise of her husband may be very transferring. Submit-interval, the movie will get too severe. Many who would go for the movie after seeing the trailer and assuming that it’ll be a light-hearted movie shall be in for a shock, or somewhat, shock.
RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI is laced with some fantastic performances. Naseeruddin Shah is reliable within the cameo. Supriya Pathak is the most effective a part of the lot. One can really feel the ache of her character. Konkona Sen Sharma is as anticipated fairly wonderful however is let down by weak characterization. Parambrata Chatterjee delivers an amazing efficiency. Vikrant Massey is great. Vinay Pathak (Pankaj), Manoj Pahwa (Gajraj) and Ninad Kamat (Manoj) improve influence with the way in which they’ve exceled of their respective roles. Sadiya Siddiqui (Pratibha), Divya Jagdale (Sulekha) and Deepika Amin (Sushma) additionally do effectively however after some extent, their gossiping appears repetitive. Anubha Fatehpura (Rani; badi jiji) is convincing whereas Sarika Singh (Dhaani; choti jiji) is excellent within the scene the place she speaks to Amma at evening outdoors. Manukriti Pahwa (Bitto; who falls for Rahul) is kind of full of life. Brijendra Kala, Sawan Tank (Samay), Neivan Ahuja (Saksham; neighbour), Shikant Verma (Basant Chote jija ji), Yamini Dass (Mami ji), Vineet Kumar (Mama ji), Rajendra Gupta (Tauji who spoke English) and Mahesh Sharma (Vinod, who was with Tauji) are first rate. Lastly, Sanah Kapur is kind of memorable because the youthful Amma.
Sagar Desai’s music is forgettable. ‘Ek Adhoora Kaam’ registers because it comes at an fascinating state of affairs. The remainder of the songs like ‘Jo Ghum Hua Hai’, ‘Aisa Hai Kyun’ and ‘Bulawaya Aaya Re’ don’t depart a mark. Sagar Desai’s background rating is delicate and effectively woven with the narrative.
Sudip Sengupta’s cinematography deserves reward. There are a number of lengthy takes that are very effectively captured by the lensman. Darshan Jalan and Manish Tiwari’s costumes and Parijat Poddar’s manufacturing design are straight out of life. Dipika Kalra’s enhancing is ok however one needs the flashback scenes of Seema and Nishant had bought extra display screen presence
On the entire, RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI has a really fascinating story to inform however fails to make the specified influence as a consequence of a really weak second half. The movie would face a troublesome time in cinemas and may have ideally launched immediately on an OTT platform.