Disclaimer: You may miss your parents and there will be sudden urge to call them or spend time with them
The Movie: Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu (Wheatish complexion and Average build)
Caption: Life with capital L for Love, Lost, Lessons and Live!
Savvy’s Rating: 4 / 5
Zephyr: Story and Screenplay
Brush off: N/A
Humans run on gratitude. Pay it forward and Pay it back are some of the avenues to release the emotional baggage. Bondages, emotions and feelings are part of a family. Society taught us family first and parents are next to God.
Without parents we are nothing. The responsibility and respect is shown more to parent by giving them elevated place in our lives. However, this is again relative. Depending upon the monetary and social status, or gentlemanship or family environment, not all parents get to enjoy all perks or divine halo treatment.
One thing for sure, every person is deserved to be treated with respect.
“Godhi Banna” brings to light the fast paced work culture, disease stricken parent, responsibility shunning, reduced empathy, missing family time and increased focus on personal time (selfishness). When surroundings (society) are thriving on similar traits, it is very tough to figure out if one is doing anything wrong. Nobody is at fault.
Do we learn the value of people or things only when we lose them? Possibly!
Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):
Venkob Rao is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His son Rakshit is a busy professional. Since his disease, things are not same in the lives of Venkob Rao and Rakshit (Hero). Rakshit’s work schedule is very hectic and unable to take care of his father, he joins him in a rehabilitation center.
Venkob Rao is getting older and is doing silly things due to memory loss. Rakshit gets embarrassed by his father and almost talks with zero patience. He gets frustrated by his father all the times. Rakshit spends no time in understanding his father’s condition. On top, Rakshit believes that it is the responsibility of the Rehabilitation center to take of his father. Rakshit almost transfers his responsibilities – as a son – onto a Center and feels that Center has to take of his father well because he is paying them well. Rakshit strongly believes that he MUST attend his work calls as the work is helping him to earn money to treat his father. Initial scenes between the father and son where Rakshit is totally given up on his father and feel him as burden is heart wrenching.
One day Rakshit takes his father for a quick outing. Due to an emergency work call, he drops his father outside of the Rehabilitation center and rushes off to work. Venkob Rao disappears from the entrance of the gate and meets a goon (Ranga) and his friend. The journey with the goons is very fascinating. Venkob Rao thinks Ranga as his son Rakshit and starts giving life lessons and words of wisdom. The goon doesn’t know about Venkob Rao’s disease. Initially, even Ranga wants to get rid of Venkob Rao, however, the latter keeps coming back to him. Scenes between Ranga and Venkob Rao makes you teary eyed.
When Rakshit learns about his father missing, he feels guilty. He along with doctor Sahan starts searching for his father. During this search process, Rakshit recollects all the good times he had with his father, his childhood, golden memories with his parents, and what he is missing in life currently. He hates himself for becoming a robot and not spending time with his family (dad).
The goon, who’s with Venkob Rao, rewinds his life and how he got into wrong path. He changes his mind and wants to lead a normal life.
Father missing. Rakshit learns what he has been missing in life. Ranga learns what he missed in life. Will Rakshit ever meet his father? Will Ranga goes back to normal life? Will Venkob Rao ever get to meet Rakshit? Is there any love blooming between Ranga and the doctor? Watch it on screen.
What worked well:
- Story – a gripping story to remind people of their values and priorities
- Anant Nag as Venkob Rao gave an award winning performance. Some scenes like eating food with no knowledge of what’s happening around, no reaction when people are losing their temper, hugging Rakshit as if nothing happened makes you laud his performance
- Vashista as Ranga is a promising actor. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for this guy
- All supporting characters are set well to make this movie a hit
You will be impressed.
Savvy Certified. Watch it.
– Story, Venkob Rao