There are only so many ways a love story can be bought to life on the big screen. It is a myth, a fantasy, a black and white urban legend, that against all odds, love will stand tall. But quite often the odds are what make a monotonous love story slightly interesting. The family, the society, a scorned lover and all the other run-of-the-mill stuff that crimp the picture perfect love story, are what distinguish them and make them stand out. But Tujhya Vin Mar Javaan fails miserably in creating something authentic. The film has used all the typical stereotypes and ingredients of a cheesy fairy tale romance, pummelled it all together and put out an awkward and predictable story, which even the Walter Mittys of the the world won’t enjoy.
The story is centred around two college students Aniket, who is your typical boy next door and Nisha, who belongs to a Maharashtrian-hating Punjabi family. Right out of the books, eh? Add to that a revengeful classmate, an absent minded uncle with no comic timing and a furious father roaming around the streets of Punjab with a sword in his hand, and you have the entire plot of the film summarised for you. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out where the story is headed, but the it would’ve been a little bearable had there been even an ounce of chemistry between the lead pair. While Prarthana Behre and Vikas Patil’s individual performances are noteworthy, the pair failed to mesmerise the audience as a couple.
With Marathi cinema stirring up a storm with its powerful script and outstanding sense of direction, two star crossed lovers dancing in the fields with a ratty song playing in the background, is not what is expected from them. It only proves that, they’re yet to break out of the rut and create romantic comedies which will truly please the audience and has something new to offer in terms of a story.
Why should you watch this film?
If you are a hopeless romantic and draw parallels from the likes of Romeo and Juliet, this movie is made for you. Also, the songs are catchy and nifty and go well with the plot of the film. An ideal entertainer for a boring Saturday afternoon.
By Ekta Shetty