‘Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein’ is a lesson about art of living. It is about living life for nowadays.
Due to situations, one particular fine day, a workaholic IT professional, Aditya Pradhan (Sachin Khedekar) finds himself reliving this 1 Sunday over and more than once again.
As Aditya figures out his dilemma, we do, too.
It is his routine — Sunday wake-up call followed by the events of the day that haunts him. His planet is inhabited by the exact same folks each and every day, but they do not know that Sunday is repeating itself. He is the only one particular who can don’t forget what happened yesterday. In an additional sense, his tomorrow never comes.
Now, trapped in some kind of time warp, Aditya tries to seek support. He relies heavily on a blind man, Benaam Kumar (Anupam Kher). Benaam Kumar shares his wisdom and helps Aditya realise the value of life.
The film tends to make the most of the sentimental possibilities in Aditya’s rehabilitation. But it also has exciting with the nihilism even though Aditya attains nirvana.
“Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein” is painfully witty with resonant comedy. Its jokes are a lot more apt to prompt gentle giggles than rolling in the aisle. Even though the film is essentially a comedy, there are underlying dynamics that are a tiny deeper. The story’s premise begins out lightweight, but becomes strangely affecting and at instances tedious.
Significantly as it attempts to not sound or appear preachy, trying to assistance its doctrine with anecdotes and examples, the second half nevertheless ends up like a lecture in moral science.
The film is packed with a storehouse of talented actors primarily from Marathi theatre, and their performances are loud caricatures of the characters they portray.
Sachin Khedekar is back in leading kind with a clever, varied part that draws upon the complete variety of his talents.
His character is believable and appealing. As in his previous films, this time also, Sachin tends to make a transition from a supreme, selfish, cash-oriented, egoistical particular person to a good guy, and this time he does so with particularly excellent grace.
The talented Anupam Kher as the enigmatic blind man is disappointing. His character is not convincing sufficient to appeal. Also, Anupam does not appear to have graduated from what he has been doing forever.
Overall, the film is conceived as a sitcom style film.
The director, Pramod Joshi in his maiden Hindi venture, has sensitively handled this complex theme. The film tries to resolve also numerous complexities of the human mind debating more than concerns like ‘ego Vs pride’ and ‘aim Vs vision’ in a extremely straight forward, in-your-face manner, generating it sound like a moral science class.
The edit, though crisp, suffers due to its repetitive narrative. The script could have been a bit taut. If only the songs had been dropped, the film would have had a meaningful appeal.
This film is genuinely inspirational for the urban dream chaser to introspect their lives. It sucks you in prior to you know it, and has just sufficient unexpected originality to maintain you from feeling poor about enjoying it so much.