Director Nagraj Manjule, whose heartwarming film Fandry had won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director at the 61st National Film Awards, had delivered another gem in his new movie Sairat. The film has opened to a stupendous response in theatres in Maharashtra on opening on Friday, April 29. The film has released in the state and elsewhere with English subtitles. So, what is Sairat about? Also Read - Hotstar Disney Plus' Hundred Hit by Tamilrockers: Lara Dutta, Rinku Rajguru Starrer Gets Leaked For Free HD Downloading
Like Manjule’s Fandry, Sairat the film is also about a love story in the midst of a casteist society. But Sairat is way different from Fandry in its approach. Sairat tells the story of Archie (Rinku Rajguru) and Parshya (Akash Thosar) who are very young (17 years of age) and as happens in that age, fall in love with each other without societal issues and baggage. Also Read - Hundred Twitter Reaction: Netizens Applaud Lara Dutta, Rinku Rajguru's Performance, Call it 'Refreshing'
The first half of Sairat is all about their college life and their love story. It is in the second half that the twist in the tale happens, after Archie and Parshya decide to elope and be together for life against the wishes of their parents. The couple lands up in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and a fresh tale begins that may not be so happy. Also Read - Football Fanatic Abhishek Bachchan Drops Teaser of Nagraj Manjule's Jhund Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Sairat is a treat to watch, with some lovely music by Ajay-Atul (Agneepath, Natarang, etc.). Newcomer Rinku Rajguru is really impressive in her role. Not for nothing did she win the Special Mention at the National Film Awards for 2015! She is another good find and will go a long way in the Marathi film industry (or any other) if she chooses her roles well and delivers. Akshay Thosar also performs well as the male lead. Sairat is one of those rare movies that have a lot of newcomers in the cast but manages to win over the audience.
Verdict: Sairaat may be heartbreaking for some to watch. But for a true movie buff of any kind of cinema, it should be a great watch, especially with the two narratives pre- and post-interval.