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Ventilator (Marathi)

Banner: Purple Pebble Pictures, Magij Pictures, Zee Studios

Producers: Priyanka Chopra, Dr Madhu Chopra

Director: Rajesh Mapuskar

Cast: Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi, Sulbha Arya, Sukanya Kulkarni-Mone, Viju Khote, Satish Aalekar, Usha Nadkarni, Achut Potdar, Abhijeet Chavan

Writer: Rajesh Mapuskar

Music: Rohan Rohan

ventilator-familyCinema and emotions know no language, something that the film Ventilator amply proves. Kudos to Priyanka Chopra for choosing a subject so simple yet heartwarming as her maiden Marathi production. The team of the film serves us with a tale that is inspiring even though the story is portrayed in a realistic, down-to-earth manner. When you leave the auditorium, you feel you’ve learnt something about life.

Just seven days before the Ganapati festival, Gajanan Karmekar, an old man, is placed on a ventilator in a hospital in Mumbai. Prasanna (Jitendra Joshi) is his only son, who against his father’s wishes enters politics. The entire family, which is scattered across Maharashtra makes their way to meet Gajanan.

Raja Karmekar (Ashutosh Gowariker) is a Bollywood director who is distant from the family but since Gajanan was very close to him, he too comes to his bedside. How the film further unfolds forms the crux of the story.

The film makes you laugh in one frame and cry in the very next. It is a perfect blend of emotions, which are beautifully essayed by each character. As the climax approaches, you learn a lot about family values. The earthy characters are easy to connect with and, before you know it, you find yourself empathising with the story.

Writer-director Rajesh Mapuskar has done his homework with the script and characters. The flow of the storyline is precise and the pace along with the runtime of the film is perfect. Also, as the writer of the film, he knows how to handle the delicate scenes beautifully and layer the humour.

Kudos to the technical team for making Ventilator what it is. Cinematography by Savita Singh is apt. Editing by Rameshwar Bhagat is another asset. Music is noteworthy.

Performance-wise, Ashutosh Gowariker delivers a superlative performance. Jitendra Joshi impresses with a flawless performance. Sulbha Arya is exceptional. Sukanya Kulkarni-Mone impresses. Usha Nadkarni is outstanding. The others, from Viju Khote, Satish Aalekar, Deepak Shirke, Rahul Solapurkar, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, Nilesh Diwekar, Vijay Nikam, Namrata Awate Samberao, Rahul Pethe, Achut Potdar and Abhijeet Chavan deliver a stellar performance. The rest of the supporting cast fits the bill.

Verdict: A film NOT to be missed!

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