Pratisaad is based on the real-life story of producer Dr. Vijaysinha Amarsinha Nikam. Through the film, he has tried to portray his life and the challenges faced while handling a unique case which put his homeopathic career at stake.
The movie begins with a Live chat on televison with Dr. Aditya Deshmukh (Sandeep Kulkarni), a well-known homeopath who has proven himself for the last 18 years. And as he chats with the viewers, the story begins to unfold.
Sarjerao Patil (Kishore Kadam) a Goverment employee in the Bar licensing Department, calls up and accuses the doctor of an improper diagnosis which led to the wrong medication of his ailing wife. The interviewer, quite obviously, pounces on this opportunity to increase the TRP and begins interrogating him about the case. He is grilled about his ability, sincerity and authenticity of the practice of homeopathy itself, implying homeopathy to be a fake science.
Meanwhile Patil lodges a complaint against Aditya, which Inspector Shinde initially rejects in hopes of investigating the matter first, with the help of his wife (a professor in homeopathy).
While going through this traumatic phase Aditya’s wife (Neelambari) is his only source of strength, who stands by his side, encouraging him and reminding him that “Truth always prevails”. Aditya, however is unsure of Patil’s behaviour and the reason behind it, which reveals itself in the second half. The movie also explores certain cases where Homeopathy has an immediate effect on patients where other medication has failed. This however is questionable, as it completely contradicts the way homeopathy works. works.
After Shwaas and Dombivali Fast, Sandeep Kulkarni has delivered yet another excellent performance. His research into the character reflects on-screen as he plays a doctor believably. Kishore Kadam is apt in his role with underlying dark shades and Neelam Shirke reinstates her versatility in the little cameo she is afforded.
A better prescription of the same drug would have made the viewers leave with a better feeling.
Contributed by Abhishek Rane