Review of Gujarati movie Sambandho Ni Sonography

By Jayesh Adhyaru

Brought Dead!

This thing in the name of a movie is more amateurish than any school drama

One needs special talent to create a good film. But one needs more special kind of talent to create such a horrible film. This new Gujarati release named ‘Sambandho Ni Sonography’ is such an example of bad film. This film should be shown to budding movie makers, to teach them how NOT to make a film.

Old disease

Dr. Jayram Palanpuri (Jaykrushna Rathod) is a widower and a retired man who comes to Ahmedabad from Palanpur to live with his son Dipak (again, Jaykrushna Rathod in a double role). His son and daughter in law are rude and mean to him for no reason. They do all sort of bad things to his father you can imagine. One day, our Mr. Unhappy Palanpuri meets a happy go lucky retired man named Hasmukh ‘Chhatri’ (Hasmukh Bhavsar). According to Hasmukhbhai, he lives with his big happy family of three sons, their wives, and grandchildren. Jayram rediscovers the joy of life in the company of Hasmukh. But some twists and a secret is waiting for him to jump in.

Gone Case

We have been seeing unhappy parents ill-treated by their selfish, arrogant, spoilt children in movies from ‘Avatar’, ‘Swarg’ to ‘Baghban.’ One Gujarati film named ‘Visaamo’, too, was based on the same theme. So, there’s nothing new in the theme at the first place. One can argue about all these movies that they present only one side of the coin and deliberately portray children in a bad light. This movie is no exception.

Except Hasmukh Bhavsar, a seasoned actor with known base voice, not a single person in this movie can act. Their dialogue delivery reminds you of announcements at railway stations. Even zombies may act more lively than living human beings of this movie. Their level of amateurishness is laughable.

This movie is a big dud in all technical aspects as well. Jerky cuts and camera moves, ugly close-ups, bad lighting, repetitive camera angles, claustrophobic indoor environments to count a few. Even production quality is poor, too. Mainly to keep expenses of the movie in check. Just one example: Who keeps computer printout of his name as a nameplate?! The whole dubbing of the movie is equally poor and dialogues clearly sound patched from outside.

You can find more salt in your toothpaste than logic in this movie. The protagonist doesn’t even know what the ‘flop movie’ is (he shall know for sure after this film!), and mind well, he is Ph.D.! He might not know about hit or flop, but knows everything about Facebook! A man can be arrested for murder charges only to find out later that it was a natural death! All these take place after the post-mortem (as if the police can’t even read a post-mortem report)! A child mysteriously develops birthmark when he grows up and father-son have the exact same birthmark on the same place on their faces!

Writer-director Jaykrushna Rathod seems too busy to write the second draft of the script for this film. There are many irrelevant long scenes in this amateurish film. They talk about a pair of shoes for almost five minutes, can you believe? Lots and lots of shayri couplets are sprinkled in the whole movie. Even an over enthusiastic waste paper collector is also a shayri fan here and offers 100 rupee note for just two pieces of shayris and a small bunch of old news-papers! A couple of comic relief scenes are inserted out of nowhere. They come, crack some age old lame jokes and go. They are least concerned whether you laugh on them or not.

In one scene we are told the poor old man has won ‘Jnanpeeth Award’ for his poems, but his son has printed them with his own name. One can forgive such betrayal but you cannot pity a man who doesn’t care to keep is creations at a safe place.

Stay Away

The only respite in this otherwise horrible movie is two melodious songs. One is ‘tame Mira ni jem mane maljo’, soulfully sung by Parthiv Gohil. The other one is a party number ‘Facebook ni tari profile fake chhe’, sung by Bhoomi Trivedi. Bhoomi is there in the whole song with her charming persona.

They are honest, though. There is a line in the ‘Facebook’ song which goes like this ‘South ni movie nu tu Gujju remake chhe.’ Believe it or not, the main premise of two old lonely friends is completely lifted from a Tamil film ‘Radiopetty’ which released last year. That movie is light years better than this bomb.

Believe me, your root-canal or appendix or migraine pain may feel less painful than this movie! Stay away from this fiasco. Otherwise, it’ll be worst two ours of your life!

Rating: Zero Stars

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