A big realty firm’s chief architect, who lost his young wife a year ago, is trying to come to terms along with looking after his only son. He is transferred to Lanavala for a dream project, which is his own brainchild. There, a new girl comes into his life and eventually they all decide to become a family. But destiny has some other plans and it plays horrific games to prevent this marriage.
The most important thing about Marathi Asa Mee Ashi Tee is that Atul Kamlakar Kale is a very good director. Some of the scenes, featuring Sachit Patil and Manasi Salvi mostly in the film’s first part, are mind-blowing. Atul is a master in bringing out superb performances from his actors. A few scenes are so wonderfully written, directed and acted that you just watch them in complete awe.
Manasi Salvi gives a very stunning and touching performance, a really outstanding one in a not-so-long role. Sachit Patil too is equally brilliant is his career-best role as he plays different shades of his character with a great comfort. Just a couple of scenes featuring these two actors are capable of making the audience too emotional. Pallavi Subhash, Atul Kale and the small kid are impressive. Bharat Dabholkar and Aadesh Bandekar are satisfactory in their respective roles while Shoma Anand is a bit loud as Pallavi’s Punjabi mother.
Kedar Gaikwad’s camerawork and Amitraj’s music act like pillars in making the film worth watching. Realistic dialogues by Sachin Darekar have made all the characters and situations more believable while Shailesh Mahadik’s art direction adds to the visual treat.
But, alas, Asa Mee Ashi Tee is not a perfect work. The Shambhu episode, which the makers might have considered as the most interesting and important idea, is in fact very immature. It irritatingly disrupts a good screenplay. The writers want to give a message that don’t believe in destiny, but, contrary to this, they seem to have left no stone unturned in establishing that something called destiny exists in the world. To be very true, the film is very good if this one thing is edited completely from it. Fiction is always an exciting thing to watch for but it should be convincing enough. The writers have failed on this front.
Aadesh Bandekar’s Home Minister TV show has been incorporated in the film, probably to get some push in marketing of the film among women audience. But it has been stretched for too long. The flashbacks would have been used in other innovative style also. Also, the laziest performance in the technical team comes from editor duo Apurva Motiwale and Ashish Mhatre. The two-and-half-hour length of the film mars the intensity of the subject.
But Asa Mee Ashi Tee still deserves a watch as it has some really great performances, which make the film memorable for you.