Film: Tu Hi Re (Marathi)
Cast: Swwapnil Joshi, Sai Tamhankar, Tejaswini Pandit
Directed by: Sanjay Jadhav
Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins
Rating: * *
Tu Hi Re is a remake of the Tamil film Sillunu Oru Kaadhal and this Marathi flick is done with Bollywood sensibilities leaving negligible scope for originality. Directed by Sanjay Jadhav who gave the block buster Duniyadari, Tu Hi Re reminds us of those romantic Hindi films of the 60’s and 70’s where the peace of a happily married couple is threatened by the past.
Five minutes into it and you know you are in to watch all the standard tropes. The heroine Nandini (Sai Tamhankar) is introduced with shots from different angles while she is swaying her hair in slow motion in the village pond. She is married off to Siddarth (Swwapnil Joshi) and eight years later they are living in a rather fancy house in the city. They have a little daughter and their married life is saccharine sweet. So much so that you fear you might get afflicted by diabetes just by looking at their ultra romantic married life.
All is well till a politician enters the scene and threatens their peace- in a rather tedious flashback we are told about Siddarth’s affair and you know exactly which way this river will flow.
Apart from being predictable, the situations are dreary, artificial and some are even cringe worthy. At best, this story would serve as a television serial where there is ample scope to manipulate the audience with unrealistic proceedings.
The lead pair of Swwapnil Joshi and Sai Tamhankar is likable but the rest of the Tu Hi Re walks down the beaten path.
Published in The Navhind Times on 6th Sept. 2015