Thursday, 2 June 2016

Sairat (2016)

A poor boy and a rich girl from rural Maharashtra fall for each other. Girl's parents just hate it, guy's folks act no different. The lovers go on the run then, forced to scratch out a new life in the Hyderabad slums. 

The plot may seem familiar, but Sairat is refreshing and real, thanks to its beautifully etched screenplay. It is easily the Marathi movie of the year. 

The lead pair of Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru make stellar film debuts. Rajguru, not yet 16, delivers an astonishing performance. Ajay-Atul's songs and background score are rousing additions. 

This is finally director Nagraj Manjule's triumph of lively storytelling while keeping it all grounded and achingly believable. A heart-stealing movie experience, best seen on the big screen.   

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