- Movie : Savita Damodar Paranjape.
- Genre : Drama / Psychological Thriller.
- Cast : Subodh Bhave, Trupti Toradmal, Raqesh Bapat, Hemangi Kavi, Pallavi Patil, Angad Mhaskar, Savita Prabhune.
- Director : Swapna Waghmare Joshi.
- Producer : John Abraham.
- Story : Shekhar Tamhane.
- Screenplay / Dialogues : Shirish Latkar.
- Duration : 1 h 48 m.
- Rating : 4/5 stars.
Love story is a genre which interests almost everyone but every love story is not a fairy tale. What happens when a love story turns into a thriller suspense story ? What if it turns into a horror one ? Even the thought seems scary but intriguing at the same time. So today we are talking about this because brand new Marathi movie Savita Damodar Paranjape is all set to dazzle the theatres today. Now, what is this film exactly? Is it a horror one? Is it a love story? A thriller? Movie’s title doesn’t answer all the questions; it makes curious, what is it? Though the story is based on an old play Savita Damodar Paranjape still it has many interesting aspects. Well, promos have already created a lot of heat and curiosity until now but today we are going to answer few of the questions in this review. Let’s have a look with a wide lens about what do we have here.
Savita Damodar Paranjape is a love story of Sharad Abhyankar (Subodh Bhave) and Kusum Abhyankar (Trupti Toradmal). The time period is 1980, Mumbai. Sharad is a well known author and Kusum is an architect. The story starts in Ashtavinayak Chawl, where Sharad used to live before. Here, chawl members felicitate Sharad and Kusum for his success as an author. This couple is married for eight years and don’t have any child yet. When they are about to leave they meet an old resident from this chawl and after greeting him Sharad hands over him an envelope which is a rent for a room in this chawl. The room is not beneficial but it has some emotional value which is why Sharad pays the rent for that room and keeps it. Kusum is a beautiful woman and she loves Sharad utterly. But she is facing some health issues. Her stomach pains unbearable and every time it hits the nerve. This time when she cries in pain Sharad calls Dr. Agnihotri (Angad Mhaskar) who is their family doctor and a friend. Kusum is suffering from this pain since eight years and nothing seems to work which is hurting Sharad. Since, Kusum’s all the reports are normal Dr. Agnihotri suggests to take an advice from a psychiatrist and asks him to keep trying.
Next day on the occasion of Sharad and Kusum’s anniversary, Sharad calls Ashok (Raqesh Bapat). He is a TIFR scholar and a palmist. Sharad seeks his help for Kusum’s case and Ashok promises to come for this on a full moon (Pournima) in two days. On the other hand Sharad’s younger sister Neetu (Pallavi Patil) is a supportive and lovely girl. Ashok and Neetu meets for the first time at this party and some connection starts to bloom, very slow but beautiful. Now, Ashok visits Sharad and Kusum as promised and sees something unusual. What is it? Well that’s for you to watch. The interesting fact is every time Kusum removes her wedding necklace (Mangalsutra), she becomes Savita Damodar Paranjape, as we have seen in promos as well. But who is this Savita? What does she want? Is it some sort of ghost or any psychological trauma? Also is there any blooming romance for Neetu and Ashok? Dr. Agnihotri, Ashok how will they be helpful in this situation? What is the story behind that room? The story revolves around all these questions and each factor is unfolded beautifully. In today’s fast life we often tend to get easily bored if there is nothing interesting for long time but Savita Damodar Paranjape has interesting facts in each scene which leads the story to develop very neat and effectively. Director Swapna Waghmare Joshi has done the fabulous job on that for sure.
All the actors have played their part very well, no doubt they did justice to their characters. Actress Trupti Toradmal is debuting with this film but for the first film she did a wonderful job and deserves to be praised. Subodh Bhave is definitely a name which doesn’t need any introduction but he once again proved that how intense actor he can be, his performance is a treat to his fans. As for Raqesh Bapat, Angad Mhaskar, Pallavi Patil, Savita Prabhune (who is playing Kusum’s mother) everyone has portrayed their characters too well. There is a surprise element as well. Popular actress Hemangi Kavi is also an integral part of the film. We won’t be revealing much about her character but we would love to say that she has once again broke all the stereotypes of acting and proved herself.
Let’s look at the other significant factors of the film. Any good story is incomplete without good music, songs, background. The movie seems to conquer all the aspects. Songs like Jaadugari, Velhala, Kiti Saavarava, Shree Swami Samarth all of them seem apt for the situations and according to the story. The songs are penned down by famous lyricists Manndar Cholkar and Vaibhav Joshi. And these guys have won the hearts once more. Music composers Nilesh Moharir and Amitraj gave it a full justice. As for the story, screenplay and dialogues which are a soul of any film Shekhar Tamhane and Shirish Latkar did a fantastic job. Basically, while watching the film it feels like you are not missing out on anything, everything is connected and which makes it more interesting. So, Savita Damodar Paranjape is worth watching and we congratulate and wish the team all the best from MarathiCelebs.Com.