Death is a tragic phenomenon of life. But 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 many others. 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 attributable to 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 together with his spouse, addressed as Amma (Supriya Pathak) by every person. Their little children dwell in several elements of the nation. Obviously all of them rush to Ramprasad’s mansion, positioned in a small home in Uttar Pradesh as quickly as they get the news. What ought to have been a interval of mourning for the household leads to chaos as previous wounds resurface. On high 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. Meanwhile, since Ramprasad handed away on December 19, the pandit declares 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 individuals to attend such a ceremony on the primary day of the yr. The subject resolves after which, one other downside arises. Ramprasad’s youngsters 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 is now their duty to repay the remainder of the quantity. While going by way of his diary, they arrive to know that he took the mentioned mortgage as his youngsters have been demanding cash from him. This revelation results in one other spherical of tu tu foremost foremost. In all this chaos, Amma feels ignored. The grandchildren in the meantime are least bothered in regards to the demise of their grandfather and are having a enjoyable reunion. She realises that it will be troublesome for her to remain within the haveli on their own. Even if she chooses to stick with their sons, evidently they will not be prepared to just accept her. What occurs subsequent varieties the remainder of the movie.
Seema Pahwa’s story is promising. The largest energy is that it’s very relatable. Everyone has been within the state of affairs depicted within the movie. Hence, one can’t assist however relate very nicely to a whole lot of happenings within the movie. Seema Pahwa’s screenplay is nevertheless inconsistent. A number of scenes and confrontations are very nicely considered and likewise fleshed out. On the flipside, the movie slips within the second half as essential particulars are ignored about some necessary characters. Seema Pahwa’s dialogues are sensible and situational. However, the humorous dialogues of Prakash Bade jija ji (Brijendra Kala) appear misplaced.
Seema Pahwa’s path is sort of neat within the first half-hour. The means she establishes the setting and the temper makes for an enticing watch. Some of the characters like that of Seema appear very fascinating and so much might have been completed right here. However, one wonders why Seema Pahwa ignored the backstories of sure characters. This is particularly within the case of Seema’s character. One fails to grasp what precisely she did fallacious 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 obtained separated from Ramprasad and Amma. Also, in the direction of the top, 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. Probably, she had the identical points as different daughter-in-laws and was not able to take the duty. But this bit ought to have been higher defined. Meanwhile, Rahul (Vikrant Massey) lusting after Seema individually looks as if an awesome concept however seems a bit pressured. The ultimate scene is heartening however comes too all of a sudden.
RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI begins nicely. 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. Also, 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 shifting. Post-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 will likely be in for a shock, or quite, shock.
RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI is laced with some positive performances. Naseeruddin Shah is reliable within the cameo. Supriya Pathak is the perfect a part of the lot. One can really feel the ache of her character. Konkona Sen Sharma is as anticipated fairly glorious however is let down by weak characterization. Parambrata Chatterjee delivers an awesome efficiency. Vikrant Massey is great. Vinay Pathak (Pankaj), Manoj Pahwa (Gajraj) and Ninad Kamat (Manoj) improve influence with the best way they’ve exceled of their respective roles. Sadiya Siddiqui (Pratibha), Divya Jagdale (Sulekha) and Deepika Amin (Sushma) additionally do nicely however after some extent, their gossiping appears repetitive. Anubha Fatehpura (Rani; badi jiji) is convincing whereas Sarika Singh (Dhaani; choti jiji) is superb within the scene the place she speaks to Amma at evening outdoors. Manukriti Pahwa (Bitto; who falls for Rahul) is sort of vigorous. 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 respectable. Lastly, Sanah Kapur is sort 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 go away a mark. Sagar Desai’s background rating is delicate and nicely woven with the narrative.
Sudip Sengupta’s cinematography deserves reward. There are a number of lengthy takes that are very nicely 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 okay however one needs the flashback scenes of Seema and Nishant had obtained extra display screen presence
On the entire, RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI has a really fascinating story to inform however fails to make the specified influence attributable to a really weak second half. The movie would face a troublesome time in cinemas and may have ideally launched immediately on an OTT platform.