Thamasha Review & Rating
Thamasha Review: Simple But Thought Provoking Romantic Comedy
It is high time we call out and certain things be set right. In an age where everything is set politically right, why not body shaming? Everybody and everyone preaches about values and inner beauty in their social media pages. But how much do they follow at least a part of it in their real life?
Body shaming is part and parcel of cinematic comedy. Be it colour, plumpiness, or lack of facial hair for boys or even some sort of physical difficulty. While we have substituted certain expressions on a generally correct way, we’re yet to come out of certain coloured glasses when it comes to a few things.
Take, for example, a youngster wearing a knot for religious reasons. The same is celebrated as fashion and trendiness. When a celeb goes with a clean-shaved head, it’s fashion, even though in reality he’s losing his hair. But when it comes to an ordinary middle-aged youth like Sreeni in Tamasha, he becomes an object of ridicule.
Sreeni is a lecturer in a college and leads a respectable life in common sense terms. Except for one big crime. He’s bald. Lack of a few more hairs on his head has become a prestige issue for his family. It also may be the reason he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Heck! He couldn’t even get matches. Because... yes. You get it.
The Vinay Forrt starrer Thamasha discusses this in not so thamasha style. The movie is a satire in those who resort to body shaming actively or passively. See, girls may say men wanting a beautiful, fair, and educated wife is a sort of chauvinism but what about those girls who ask boys to remove caps on their heads so as to find if the guy is bald?
Vinay Forrt is excellent in the role of Sreeni. Chinnu and Grace Antony did their parts very well. Each and every actor who have a talking role in the film makes a mark. The characterisations helped in this regard. Writing of the film is effortlessly simple and straight to the point. There are no pretending and veiled ridiculing. The direction by Ashraf Hamza is competent. Music is pleasant.
Thamasha is not a film about issues nor is it a sort of work by crybabies who rant about their problems like they did in personal blogs and social media. It is a genuinely simple effort to point out what is wrong in all of us. Most of us in one way or other face similar problem if not exactly the same one. You can watch the film not just to get entertained but also for the valid points it rises.
•Simple and up to the point narration
•Second half could have been a bit tighter
Pycker Rating: 3.25 out of 5
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