Ticha Umbartha Movie Review: Progressive thought, but ordinary execution
- Review : Ticha Umbartha (2016)
- Producer : Ravi Dewan
- Directer : Pradeep Ghonsikar
- Star Cast : Chinmay Mandlekar, Tejaswini Pandit, Jyothi Chandekar, Harsha Khandeparkar, Suyash Tilak, Sheetal Shukl, Toolieka Nikam, Jaywant Patekar, Abhinav Patekar, Aaditi Savant, Bharat Sharma
- Writer : Jayant Pawar
- Music : Shreyash & Preet
- Genre : Drama
- Review By : Rasik Tirodkar
Rating : 2.5/5
Ticha Umbartha Marathi Movie Review:
Ticha Umbartha can be hailed as a good example of what run-of-the-mill filmmaking can do to a plot which feels slightly dated, but nevertheless progressive.
Ticha Umbartha is about an art school grad named Vibha (Tejaswini Pandit), who gets married to her classmate – Dinesh. Like most women she sacrifices her career to run the house and take care of the family, but a few years post their marriage Dinesh somehow feels she is not the same woman he has fallen in love with. He develops feelings for his secretary and demands a divorce from Vibha. The film then goes on to show how Vibha deals with this setback in life.
The irony in the film is that though the plot of the film is progressive, the style of filmmaking is not. The film has an overbearing daily soap opera kind of a feel to it. The melodrama; the dialogues; the relentless and loud background score; the flashy production design, all are quite typical of what you see in daily soaps on Indian television. Tejaswini Pandit and Chinmay Mandlekar are capable actors, but much like the rest of the film, they act like how TV actors would – a note too high than necessary. Their performances lack any depth and fail to bring any kind of empathy for their characters. Jyoti Chandekar, however, is effective in bringing across the turmoil of an old woman who is torn between taking a stand against her own son and supporting her daughter in law. Very few scenes hold your attention as the staging is as clichéd as it can get.
However, the film is still better than most Marathi films that have released in the recent past and is certainly a film you can sit through. Though there is a certain predictability to the way the plot unfolds, it has to be lauded for its forward thinking.
The film fails to hold your attention due to ordinary filmmaking, despite a fairly progressive plot.