Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan review: Simple oft-seen drama
Plot is hackneyed and predictable
Thursday 25 May 2017
Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan
Mukesh Tiwari, Shrenu Parikh, Arsh Sehrawat, Rahul Raj Malhotra, Abhinav Parashar, Shilpa Tulaskar and Kuldeep Sarin
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So to overcome the financial hardships, he once again unites with his friends to participate in a musical contest called 'Battle of the Bands'. By happenstance, he meets Neha, a singer-cum-social activist and is enamoured with her personality. In his endeavour to amp Antriksha, he suggests that Neha is included in the band.
Soon, with Neha involved in social activism, Siddharth stumbles upon some home truths about his father, and how life takes its own course from there on, forms the crux of this tale.
Unfortunately, it is the direction and the writing that is a tad amateurish and laidback, owing to which the acting and the final output of the film is affected.
Writer Param Kalra's plot is hackneyed and oft seen. The writing has depth, but only as deep as a puddle. The drama lacks layers and refinement. The story is simple and does not befit being mounted on the big screen.
The execution of the writing too is equally weak. Director Aditya Sarpotdar has not made any attempt to boost the poor script. The resultant output seems forced and cinematically drab.
The performances are theatrical and the characters do not touch an emotional chord. Despite the film being Arsh Sehrawat's canvas, owing to his limited acting abilities, his good looks notwithstanding, he is a huge disappointment.
He is aptly supported by Shrenu Parikh as Neha, Shilpa Tulaskar as Sarojdeep Kaul, Mukesh Tiwari as Ajay Kaul -- Siddharth's father and Kuldeep Sarin as Ajay's friend Ram Sharan Jha. They all have their moments of on-screen glory.
Despite a tight budget, the production designs, cinematography, and editing have moderate production values that make the film noteworthy. The background score and the songs by Troy Arif are equally evocative and they mesh well into the narrative.
Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan review: 2 Stars