Old Wine, Old Bottle
Film: Mitwaa (Marathi)
Cast: Swapnil Joshi, Sonalee, Prarthana Behere
Directed by: Swapna Waghmare Joshi
Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins
Rating: * *
Mitwaa is another of those films from the Marathi factory which is hugely inspired by Bollywood films and television serials. The writer Shirish Latkar has worked with television before and hence you can put two and two together – there is a bit of this and bit of that with novelty taking a backseat.
The only unique thing could be the fact that this is a Marathi film set in Goa where the hero is the most eligible bachelor in town. Cutting between the past and present, most of the story is told in flashback. Shivam (Swapnil Joshi) is a high flying businessman who abhors commitment changes his girlfriends every other week. Avni (Prarthana Behere) is his best friend and business partner of sorts and to complete the triangle, he falls in love with a new recruit in his office Nandini (Sonalee). The playboy in him takes a backseat and he pursues her with great zeal only to discover that she has to deal with her past.
Mitwaa throws no surprises on any count least of all the story, the production values are impressive but how you wish that money was spent on a better story. The actors try their best by being enthusiastic and that’s about it as far as they could do.
Published in The Navhind Times, Goa on 15th February 2015