Bhavai movie review: Pratik Gandhi occasionally breaks free in loud, dated film

What’s the level of re-creating Ramlila on display except there’s going to be one thing in it that we haven’t seen earlier than? On the coronary heart of Bhavai is a good concept, which has been explored by variations of the Ramayan. What if Sita develops a delicate spot for Raavan? Wouldn’t it change all the pieces? Would one of many biggest epics ever written have been learn otherwise? What if Purushottam is just not robotically affixed forward of Ram? It’s a sensible concept to solid Pratik Gandhi as Raavan in a small-town Ramlila, set in a tiny village in Gujarat. The touring troupe is seeking a Raavan, and a younger man who has his coronary heart set on changing into a performer will get his huge probability. The irony of him being named Raja Ram Joshi is just not misplaced on anybody, least of all of the younger lady who performs Sita (Aindrita Ray).

An attention-grabbing bunch of actors – Abhimanyu Singh, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Sharma- are a part of the solid. By rights, this could have been an entertaining, thought-provoking watch, particularly as a result of it’s completed within the vibrant folksy Bhavai fashion. However the entire thing is so dated, with everybody being made to declaim loudly, that the tone the movie needs to attain will get misplaced.

Gandhi, who grabbed our eyeballs in Rip-off 1992, manages to interrupt free often. A few of his traces are powerfully rendered. However Ray doesn’t make a worthy Sita, and the opposite performers get caught too.
Sure dialogues have been muted: you possibly can see the lips transfer however no sounds rising. The movie’s unique identify was ‘Raavan Leela’: how scrumptious would it not have been if the filmmakers had caught to it, and given us the proper dollop of subversion whereas at it?

Bhavai film solid: Pratik Gandhi, Aindrita Ray, Rajesh Sharma, Rajendra Gupta, Abhimanyu Singh
Bhavai film director: Hardik Gajjar
Bhavai film score: 1.5 stars

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