Critic’s Rating : / 5
Goshta Eka Paithanichi Movie Review : A simple story that gets a tad boring gradually
As the title suggests, the story of the film revolves around a paithani. On the surface, the story will spark happiness and emotions. It can become a little boring and stretched too, but on some occasions, it will also inspire you. The paithani, layered with human emotion and reality, represents things that a person desires and aspires for. Everyone’s definition of joy and sorrow is different. Some may be happy wearing a saree that costs a few hundred rupees, while others may find happiness in a costly paithani. But where does this cycle of desire end? That’s what Goshta Eka Paithanichi tries to address. In the process it also tells you that be it a saree or the person’s character, a single stain is enough to corrupt it.
Writer-director Shantanu Rode has tried to give a small story a good shape through the screenplay but this has also resulted in the film being stretched and losing its grip on the viewers. The story revolves around a couple Indrayani (Sayali Sanjeev) and Sujit (Suvrat Joshi). It is a story of their aspirations, the difficulties they face and their struggle to overcome them. Indrayani works at home, doing small stitching work on sarees while Sujit runs a flower shop. When someone brings a paithani to Indrayani for stitching work, she can’t resist the temptation of wearing it. When she does, unfortunately, the saree gets an oil stain and now, the simple couple has to go to extreme lengths to replace the paithani fearing they’ll lose trust of Smita (Mrinal Kulkarni) whose saree it is. What happens in this journey? Do they succeed? What do they learn on the way? That’s for you to find out.
Sayali Sanjeev has been constantly delivering good performances through movies like Aatpadi Nights, Mann Fakira, Basta and Jhimma. With Goshta Eka Paithanichi, she keeps up the good work and is effortless in her role. Suvrat plays his role gracefully and has a perfect understanding of the plot and screenplay, which is evident from his work. The music and songs of the film are soothing while the dialogues are simple, at times, rhetorical. The film does have its share of highs and lows, but what stays with you is the emotion.