Nothing surpasses the feeling of falling in love for the first time. If you’re lucky enough, the person you love also falls in love with you. You’re probably all of 15 years when love happens for the first time and you’re elated. While this is the best time of your life and while you think that all’s well in paradise, it isn’t really the case. The world makes sure to find faults with you and your relationship. And age isn’t really on your side to help you deal with such unknown societal pressure and stick with your decision at the same time. In the words of a character from the film, "Premaat padtana, asach padta.(When you fall in love, you have to keep taking a beating".
After delivering three successful films namely Natrang, Balgandharva and Balak Palak
, Ravi Jadhav brings to us another film tailor-made for the bubble gum-chewing, facebook-ing and time-passing Generation Y. The film explores first love at its innocent best. So what is so novel about that you ask, as such things have been done several times in the past. First love, crazy love, mad love, love against all odds are things that have been dealt with time and again. But what makes TP (Timepass)
special is the fact that it does all this with a great sense of humor, yet without belittling the whole affair.
TP is the story of Dagdu and Prajakta. Dagdu is a newspaper boy, his father is an auto-rickshaw driver. For Dagdu, life is all about fun and more fun. According to his friends, what is life without a little TP (Timepass)? By ‘timepass’ they mean, a non-serious ‘love’ relationship.
Prajakta, an obedient girl, comes from a well-educated and cultured family that is strikingly opposite to Dagdu’s.
All is well, until one day, Dagdu decides to make Prajakta his ‘timepass’. He does everything in his capability to woo her, but instead, he falls head over heels in love with her, and ends up doing anything but TP (Timepass). Despite his lowly stature in society, Prajakta too, falls in love with him and his carefree attitude.
However, what begins as a mere ‘timepass’ between the two, changes their life in a way that they never expected. This is something that will interest audiences the most. Most people who fall in love at a young age, have no clue about what they’re getting into. And this is exactly what happens in the case of Dagdu and Prajakta.
All actors in the film and especially Ketaki Mategaonkar and Prathamesh Parab who play Prajakta and Dagdu respectively, have done a commendable job. The way both actors emote various emotions right from excitement to anxiety is noteworthy. Prathamesh and Ketaki share screenspace for the first time and look cute together. The film also stars popular artists like Vaibhav Mangale, Bhalchandra Kadam, Urmila Kanitkar, Meghana Erande, Uday Sabnis, Supriya Pathare, Bhushan Pradhan with Adesh Bandekar and Shivani Dandekar in cameo roles.
The screenplay and dialogues of the film penned down by Priyadarshan Jadhav and Ravi Jadhav, are catchy and gripping, "Aai-Baba an Sai babanchi shapathth" (swear on my parents and Sai Baba), literally.
Shibani Dandekar, adds ‘tadka’ to Ravi Jadhav’s film by dancing to a popular Koli folk song by folk artist Reshma Sonavane.
All in all, this is one ‘timepass’ movie that you must watch.