Dasvidaniya Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:36:31.6330000 IST


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Time and again the trio of Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey and Rajat Kapoor have regaled us with films par excellence, be it the rip roaring BHEJA FRY or the laugh riot cum thriller MITHYA (with Rajat as the writer and director). Even though the music of the films may not have been a highlight feature yet it was an integral part of the film's proceedings. And with ace actor Vinay Pathak turning producer with his own production house, Lemontea Productions, DASVIDANIYA certainly is a very special film and its association with One More Thought Entertainment makes the film all the more special as they are known for some quality movies with wholesome entertainment package. Renowned sufi singer Kailash Kher has been chosen for providing music for the film and he has enlisted the support of his two talented brothers Paresh and Naresh in his endeavour. So let us check out what the association of such talents has in store for us!

The album commences with 'Muskura' and we have Sonu Nigam , the artist who undoubtedly is Bollywood's best vocalist and one who comes closest to the great legend, late Mohammad Rafi. And Kailash, keeping that factor in mind has entrusted him with a composition that is so much in the same mould as the age old evergreen Rafi numbers. The semi philosophical number has a very soft and subtle rhythm, unhurried and relaxed and it has an age old charisma which combined with some beautiful display of accordion, an instrument made popular during Raj Kapoor days. Who can forget the original showman Raj Kapoor and his accordion in the songs 'Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega' and 'Ek Din Bik Jayega'. Well truly Kailash has made great use of the instrument in bringing forward the mood of the composition. Sonu is simply class beyond compare and it?s sad that he is rarely heard these days. A number that has a moral in it as well and coaxes people to be happy in times of stress and face problems with a smiling face.

The instrumental version of 'Muskura' too leans on the accordion for support and it forms the background of the sound and keyboards and synthesized rhythm along with some nice sitar sounds make it a nice outing. The in-between display of the accordion is delightful.

Since the title of the film is DASVIDANIYA (a Russian word) which means goodbye in English and 'Alvida' in Urdu, so the next number 'Alvida' can be termed as the title track and can be heard as a background score in its promos. For all those who have freaked out on Pritam's hard rock 'Alvida' (LIFE... IN A METRO) will definitely savour this one. A superb offering, a gentle mix of soft and hard rock and to top it all we have Kailash's heart wrenching vocals which simply blow the heart and soul with its simplicity and pain. The superb use of guitar is a pleasant surprise and it raises the level of the composition to the nth level of brilliance! The mental state of the lead protagonist, who is short on time in life, is highlighted brilliantly through the musical arrangements and the lyrics. The best part of the song is undoubtedly the lyrics which are simply outstanding. Sample some heart touching lines - 'Dil ke rishton mein kyon dard hamesha milta hai, Aur kyon kaaton par hi phool sukhon ka khilta hai, Yahi hai sach to main is sach ko hi apnaoonga, Mar jaoonga par main pyar amar kar jaoonga.' Simply superlative!




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Watch out for the scene when he buys the car and offers the sales woman (Purbi Joshi) a ride. Check out the emotions when he learns she is meeting her boyfriend. Purbi gives off a powerful performance. Also watch out for the scene when he meets Neha and she takes him home and out runs her little daughter. Catch the moment when he goes back to tell her that he loves her. A poignant moment delivered with finesse. Shah calls 'cut' at the right moment and how you wish he hadn't, because you want the two to embrace. Neha's is a small role but she packs in a punch. The actor has evolved. The scene where he reminds his brother that he too has to take care of his mother is outstanding. And when he learns that his best friend's wife Suchitra Pillai actually thinks he has come all the way to Russia to use his friend is overwhelming and heart wrenching. Rajat underplays his part to give it a natural feel, another super performer. The scenes with his guitar teacher are a riot

Actually, I'm running out of adjectives. Because I could go on an on about the actors and their performances and the handling of situations by the director. But I'll stop here and just say one more thing: Do a favour to yourself, please watch DASVIDANIYA. It's a memorable experience, one that will leave you richer. Amar does not set out on a journey of self-pity when he learns that he is dying; he sets out to set things right with self and in doing so impacts the lives of those nearest to him in a way you cannot imagine.

The BHEJA FRY team gets back again, this time too for another Box Office surprise. Content, execution, performance and presentation are top class. The makers will have to increase the shows because I'm afraid, word-of-mouth will have the cinemas looking at this movie with a little more respect.

Rating - 4/5




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Vinay Pathak is peeling off layer after layer to reveal the talent he is. Frankly, I expected a typecast performance from him but the man completely blew me away with his picture perfect characterization of Amar Kaul. There's not a flaw you can detect in this standout act, which deserves a standing ovation. Take a bow, Sir. In fact, every character in DASVIDANIYA fits the script to the 'T'. Be it the boss Saurabh Shukla, his mother Sarita Joshi, his brother Gaurav Gera, his guitar teacher Joy Fernandes, his best friend Rajat Kapoor, the car sales woman Purbi Joshi, or his first and only love Neha Dhupia. They all combine to lend meaning to this movie, which has a story that will connect with every human being.

It's a marvelous movie, which takes you on a journey of self. A roller coaster of emotions. Every moment matches the mood. The office decor, the house where he lives, with its middleclass look, Rajat's posh bungalow in Russia or even Neha's stylish home. The detailing is in sync. Music by Kailash Kher leaves a lasting impression. Check out 'Alvida' and 'Meri Maa'

What's more important, much after the movie is over; you play some parts in your head and then realize that director Shashant Shah has smartly linked some scenes, which, when you see at first, have no meaning. But when seen in retrospect, you marvel at the genius of Shah. Take the first scene for instance, where Rajat is handing over a parcel to a Russian girl or the scene where Amar comes across a fuming customer when he is buying a car. Their eyes lock, recognition flickers but it's only later you learn who the person actually was.

Amar is leading a mundane life. He is dutifully taking care of his mother who has a hearing problem and topmost is his 'to do' list which he faithfully fills every morning. A timid fellow, he accepts without murmur whatever life offers. He is not able to voice his feelings or opinions and hence is bullied by his boss. But life deals him a severe blow when he learns he is dying of cancer and has only three months to live.

Jolted into now living life, he decides to live it up. He now has another 'to do' list. Top most among the list is to own a car and learn to play the guitar besides meeting his sweetheart Neha and buddy, Rajat who he has not seen in 12 years, and who lives in Russia.



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Watch out for the scene when he buys the car and offers the sales woman (Purbi Joshi) a ride. Check out the emotions when he learns she is meeting her boyfriend. Purbi gives off a powerful performance. Also watch out for the scene when he meets Neha and she takes him home and out runs her little daughter. Catch the moment when he goes back to tell her that he loves her. A poignant moment delivered with finesse. Shah calls 'cut' at the right moment and how you wish he hadn't, because you want the two to embrace. Neha's is a small role but she packs in a punch. The actor has evolved. The scene where he reminds his brother that he too has to take care of his mother is outstanding. And when he learns that his best friend's wife Suchitra Pillai actually thinks he has come all the way to Russia to use his friend is overwhelming and heart wrenching. Rajat underplays his part to give it a natural feel, another super performer. The scenes with his guitar teacher are a riot

Actually, I'm running out of adjectives. Because I could go on an on about the actors and their performances and the handling of situations by the director. But I'll stop here and just say one more thing: Do a favour to yourself, please watch DASVIDANIYA. It's a memorable experience, one that will leave you richer. Amar does not set out on a journey of self-pity when he learns that he is dying; he sets out to set things right with self and in doing so impacts the lives of those nearest to him in a way you cannot imagine.

The BHEJA FRY team gets back again, this time too for another Box Office surprise. Content, execution, performance and presentation are top class. The makers will have to increase the shows because I'm afraid, word-of-mouth will have the cinemas looking at this movie with a little more respect.

Rating - 4/5



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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Rajat Kapoor and Neha Dhupia
  • Lyrics: Kailash Kher
  • Director: Shashant Shah
  • Music Director: Kailash Kher
  • Release Date : 14 Nov 2008