Pune365@The Movies – Family Drama ‘Muramba’

Starring Amey Wagh and Mithila Palkar – Muramba is a sweet and sour flick fated to titivate the palate of every movie-buff. This millennial Rom-com captures the essence of young love and tangled heartstrings. Written and directed by Varun Narvekar, the movie is a comical take on a family drama.

Showcasing a day in the life of Aalok (Amey Wagh), the main narrative is sprinkled with flashbacks. These gradually unveil the complexities of the relationship between Aalok and Indu (Mithila Palkar) that led to their unfortunate break up and the present scenario. You witness a complex love story between fairly privileged yet somewhat clueless Aalok and hardworking, ambitious Indu.

Yet a major reason why the movie works is the strong supporting cast. Veteran actor Sachin Khedekar and Chinmayee Sumeet are seen playing the parents who progressively embrace Indu. Strongly contrasting Two States (2014), the parents in this instance are doting and liberal seeking to understand the reason behind their son’s (Aalok’s) broken heart.

When it comes to performances, Amey Wagh plays confused and heartbroken to the T, while Mithila is effervescent as Indu, sharing the perfect chemistry with Aalok. However, Sachin Khedekar and Chinmayee Sumeet are largely responsible for creating the true magic on screen.

The melodious background score and music work in perfect harmony with the movie. All the same, the stellar editing and cinematography beautifully elevate the flick. A take on progressive upper middle-class families, this movie easily breaks stereotypes in Marathi cinema to offer a refreshing perspective.

Watch the movie for the tender bond shared by Aalok and his folks to leave teary-eyed albeit with a wide grin plastered on your face, for this one has a favourable ending not unlike most Bollywood romances.

Aditi Balsaver

Aditi Balsaver

A rapacious reader and animal lover, Aditi is a traveler on weekends and a writer at night..
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