What is the story about?
Shaadistan tells us the story of two groups - One led by Sasha (Kirti Kulhari), a band who travel across the country performing on various occasions, and the other - a family of 3 who are moving from Mumbai to Gujarat for a wedding. As the two groups come together for a journey, there is a lot to be experienced and realized for both sides, as they clash with different viewpoints.
Shaadistan is one of those simple humdingers that have a very thin plot in hand, but present some lovely situations on screen mainly due to the way in which the characters are designed. The film gets off to a decent start by introducing the characters by introducing the problems, and then moves onto the quarter where they bind together. From there on, it starts pulling up surprises one by one, blending them with conversations that are food for thought. Some of the conversations in the film are preachy and not entirely in the sensible way, but the film does give us something to think about and wonder, with its interesting central topic being the fulcrum. Except for the climax which feels a little rushed, this is a good and safe watch on the whole.
Kirti Kulhari does a very good job in the prime role of Sasha, leading the pack of boys who all are in their own mojo throughout the film. The film’s real surprise is in how Niveditha Bhattacharya comes up with a stellar performance as the housewife, fitting the role to the T. Kay Kay Menon’s cameo is really enjoyable too.
Music & Other Departments
The songs in the film are worth a listen, but it is the background score that is mostly annoying and doesnt sync with the happenings on screen.
The core plot of the film is something worth a discussion for sure.
The film’s conversations have a preachy, already-done feeling to them, and also may not be acceptable to all the audiences.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes. This helped me spend 93 minutes effectively.
Do I recommend it?
Yes. Shaadistan is a film that is worth your time, even if it may just be a small film.