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

What is the purpose of re-creating Ramlila on display screen until there’s going to be one thing in it that we haven’t seen earlier than? At the center of Bhavai is a superb concept, which has been explored by variations of the Ramayan. What if Sita develops a delicate spot for Raavan? Would it change the whole lot? Would one of many biggest epics ever written have been learn in a different way? What if Purushottam shouldn’t be robotically affixed forward of Ram? It’s a sensible concept to cast Pratik Gandhi as Raavan in a small-town Ramlila, set in a tiny village in Gujarat. The touring troupe is in search of a Raavan, and a younger man who has his coronary heart set on turning into a performer will get his large likelihood. The irony of him being named Raja Ram Joshi shouldn’t be lost on anybody, least of all of the younger lady who performs Sita (Aindrita Ray).

An fascinating bunch of actors – Abhimanyu Singh, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Sharma- are a part of the cast. By rights, this could have been an entertaining, thought-provoking watch, particularly as a result of it’s accomplished in the colorful folksy Bhavai fashion. But the entire thing is so dated, with everybody being made to declaim loudly, that the tone the film needs to attain will get lost.

Gandhi, who grabbed our eyeballs in Scam 1992, manages to interrupt free occasionally. Some of his strains are powerfully rendered. But Ray doesn’t make a worthy Sita, and the opposite performers get caught too.
Certain dialogues have been muted: you’ll be able to see the lips transfer however no sounds rising. The film’s unique title was ‘Raavan Leela’: how scrumptious would it not have been if the filmmakers had caught to it, and given us the appropriate dollop of subversion whereas at it?

Bhavai movie cast: Pratik Gandhi, Aindrita Ray, Rajesh Sharma, Rajendra Gupta, Abhimanyu Singh
Bhavai movie director: Hardik Gajjar
Bhavai movie ranking: 1.5 stars

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