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Movie Review | Surajya

Movie: Surajya (2014)

Genre: Drama

Produced By: Umesh Rao & Sonali Manjrekar
Directed By: Santosh Manjrekar
Written By: Vinayak Prabhu & Saurabh Bhave
Screenplay By: Saurabh Bhave & Santosh Manjrekar

Starring: Vaibbhav Tatwawdi, Mrunal Thakur, Pournima Manohar, Madhav Abhyankar, Nandkumar Patil, Vinayak Bhave, Shriram Patki, Reena Sule, Ravindra Sangvai, Shahaji Kale

Release Date: 18th April 2014

When a young interior designer goes to his native place, the absence of a hospital there shocks him. He them embarks on a quest to get basic medical facilities to his village.

The residents of Mashem in Goa are god-fearing people who are afraid to go against the word of a godman in the village. Such is the fear in them that they fail to speak up even when they witness money being collected in the name of God and being stacked in the hermitage locker.

Having been posted in Goa, Omkar ( Vaibbhav Tatwawdi) decides to spend a week with his parents at his village. His father Ramdas ( Sharad Ponkshe) who is the local priest, asks Omkar to go around and collect money from the residents for the renovation of the hermitage. While doing this, Omkar comes across an old lady lying on her deathbed who cannot afford treatment because the nearest hospital is an hour away. By the time Omkar and his friend Bandya (Shriram Patki) get her to the hospital, she passes away and this jolts Omkar. He, along with his love interest Dr Swapna Bhosale ( Mrunal Thakur) and Bandya tries to get funds from the hermitage for constructing a hospital but to no effect. That is when they take an oath to fight for the welfare of the people, by hook or by crook.

Films based on social causes can sometimes become an overdose of highly-principled characters uttering strong and heavily worded dialogues but 'Surajya' is a stark contrast to this. With crisp dialogues and avant grade performances from the lead actors the film never loses its focus from the subject at hand. Providing a strong support to the story is the background score. Santosh Manjrekar's direction helps the film sail through and also makes it easily understandable.

Vaibbhav shines bright in this film with his effortless acting. Mrunal shows a lot of improvement since her previous Marathi outing 'Hello Nandan'. The film is definitely a one-time watch.

[Source: Times of India]
Movie Review | Surajya Reviewed by Marathi Celebs on April 19, 2014 Rating: 5

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