Movie Review: ‘Anuraag’ is emotionally very engaging

Anuraag

Producer: Dr. Aparna Darak & RRP Corporations Pvt Ltd
Director: Dr. Ambarish Darak
Star Cast: Mrunmayee Deshpande and Dharmendra Gohil
Genre: Drama
Verdict: GOOD

Plot: Rishabh (Dharmendra Gohil), a successful businessman, has married Saumya (Mrunmayee Deshpande) after the death of his 1st wife and has a daughter from the 1st marriage. Saumya used to be his secretary and slipped into the new role comfortably. The 1st setback was the difficulties during her pregnancy, and the relationship spiralled downwards from that point. All this forms a part of the back-story glimpsed through some key flashback sequences. A majority of the film happens during their Leh visit, a last ditch effort to save the marriage, with a possibility for things to go either way.

Plot: Rishabh (Dharmendra Gohil), a successful businessman, has married Saumya (Mrunmayee Deshpande) after the death of his 1st wife and has a daughter from the 1st marriage. Saumya used to be his secretary and slipped into the new role comfortably. The 1st setback was the difficulties during her pregnancy, and the relationship spiralled downwards from that point. All this forms a part of the back-story glimpsed through some key flashback sequences. A majority of the film happens during their Leh visit, a last ditch effort to save the marriage, with a possibility for things to go either way.

Aces: The film is emotionally very engaging in fact director Dr. Ambarish Darak has made an extremely sensitive film on marital relationship which sometimes end up in marital discord and then the characters more often than not try reliving their happier moments through their memories.

Minuses: The film though inspired by Hollywood director Richard Linklater’s film Before Twilight lacks conviction in over all presentation. The fault lies mainly in its screen writing part.

Last Word: On the whole Anuraag reflects more of a serious kind of cinema and may appeal to the elite multiplex and fest circuit audiences, but it is hardly a common man’s cup of tea.