Every once in a while, there comes along a movie that manages to entertain, while also making the viewer think. Postcard is one of those rare movies that is sweet, thoughtful and entertaining.
Postcard follows a postman (Girish Kulkarni), as he goes about his everyday life. His wife, played by Sai Tamhankar, enjoys reading the postcards he delivers. Though he initially disapproves of this, he slowly warms up to the idea of reading the postcards as well. In the process of reading these postcards, he starts to grow attached to the people in the letters and their stories.
In the course of the film, he comes across people whose lives are dependent on incomplete letters. He meets three very different people – an old woodcutter (Dilip Prabhavalkar), a delusional soldier (Kishor Kadam) and a naive young woman (Radhika Apte). As he tries to deliver their long-lost messages, he grows attached to them. Soon, he becomes tangled in their lives, realizing that everyone has a story of their own.
Postcard is a heart-warming tale of a man, who tries to do the right thing. He is expertly portrayed by Girish Kulkarni, who brings the right amount of humor and thoughtfulness to the character. Dilip Prabhavalkar, Kishor Kadam and Radhika Apte also deliver remarkable performances. However, the highlight of the film is undoubtedly Sai Tamhankar, who plays the postman’s wife. Though she has very little screen-time, Tamhankar manages to make a wonderful impression on the audiences.
Another strong point of the movie is the cinematography. The beautiful countryside is shot expertly, making almost every frame visually stunning. This is enhanced by the soundtrack, which is perfectly suited to the visuals. The music, which is simple and beautiful, never seems out of place. In fact, it adds to the atmosphere of the movie.
However, Postcard has its fair share of flaws.
At a mere 2 hours, the movie still feels too long. The second half, in particular, seems to drag on longer than necessary. About an hour and a half into the movie, the viewer is forced to think that the movie could have benefited from some editing. This is worsened by the fact that the movie focuses on the relatively boring sub-plots more than the most intriguing ones.
Inspite of this, Postcard is a lovely film, that highlights the complexities of human emotion. It manages to make viewers laugh, cry and think, while also entertaining them.
Why should you watch this film?
Postcard is a must-watch for anyone looking for a beautiful and touching movie. Even though it is billed as a drama, the film has something for fans of most genres. The great acting, stunning visuals and wonderful music also take an already amazing plot to a whole new level. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie to enjoy with your family this weekend, Postcard is your best bet!