Thoda Sa Roomani Ho Jaaye : Movie Review

18 Sep

First , some real life stuff . The race here starts in the morning itself. Hustle to reach the class on time . And reaching class on time is really not the big deal , provided you manage to locate your keys in time , there are not more than 4 people in the breakfast queue and the Crows of the campus have mercy on you . And at the end of it , the look that the teacher gives you when you enter through that door , indicating how lucky you are , Priceless!! And after all this , at the end of the day , you are left with the struggle , the struggle to learn more, achieve more and surge ahead and make a difference . I still believe that keeping and following some fundamental rules intact , a person can pursue management or perhaps any career in his own style . Without indulging myself further in my musings and confusing the readers ( if they are any ) , I will get down to reel life stuff now .

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Thoda Sa Roomani Ho Jaye ‘ is a 1990 classic directed by immensely talented theater and movie personality Amol Palekar and features stalwarts like Nana Patekar and Anita Kanwar . It is an adaptation of the American play “ The Rainmaker ” written by Richard Nash . The movie has been adopted as part of Management course in several colleges as part of Behavioral Sciences . The movie is a soulful poetic blend of dreams , hopes , magic , realism , romanticism , aspirations , fear , vulnerabilities , perceptions and human emotions. It tells you that the society will always brand you in a certain way without your consent , but it is you who has to battle it out , to eventually be who you truly are or aspire to be . Lyricism and poetry has lend credibility ans strength to the subject here.

The story revolves around a girl named Binny who is not conventionally attractive , at least everyone around her makes her believe so and subjects her to criticism . She has a younger brother who is struggling with low self esteem and low self confidence issues . They have supportive father and a sympathetic but practical elder brother .The story is based in a small and dry town with a very low rainfall .Then one day , a self proclaimed Rainmaker , an enigmatic conman ‘Barishkar'(Nana Patekar) enters their lives who in his own way , kindles their hopes , dreams and aspirations . He claims that he can bring rains , but in the process he makes everyone realize the potential of believing, self-confidence and determination . He instills self confidences in Binny whose realizes that beauty is skin deep . Her brother also overcomes his fears and pursues his hobby of playing drums which he has been avoiding all these years because of taunts of his elder brother .

Would like to quote following evocative lyrics of a song in the movie :

Badalon ka naam na ho , Ambar ki chhaon mein
Jalta ho jangal khud apni hi chhaon mein

Yehi to hai mausam
Yehi to hai mausam
Aao tum aur hum , barish ke Nagme gungunaye

Thoda sa roomani ho jaaye

Mushkil hai jeena Umeed ke bina
Thode se Sapne sajayaen

Thoda sa roomani ho jaye

( Our life is interspersed with many incidence which inspires us and drives our Karma which in turn determines the further course of our life . Optimistic outlook can rejuvenate a parched and arid life . )

P.S : My frequent posts should not be interpreted as my idleness but my diligence and deftness at managing time (modesty forsaken !) . As for the spelling mistakes , To err is human and I am slightly more human than others .

P.P.S : Little out of context , but who cares ! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi . Enthusiasm here in Mumbai is totally infectious ! ( +1 for Mumbai in Delhi-Mumbai battle )

Jai Hind !!


Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Thoda Sa Roomani Ho Jaaye : Movie Review

  1. Rajesh Allam

    September 19, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Good one Kanika . Have you seen Dhobi Ghat movie? According to me , another subtle movie with some endearing characters

  2. kanika

    September 19, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I have seen Dhobi Ghat and these are the movies which show that even in the business which is driven by cliches , it is possible to break new grounds everytime . These filmmakers have courage to delve into issues which are otherwise anathema to mainstream cinema .

  3. Anurag

    October 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Nice movie. Most of Amol Palekar’s movie were pertinent to issues prevailing in the society. This one is unique for its musical flavor. ‘Sound of Music’ is another one for musical lovers. 🙂

  4. Purely Wasted ™ (@PureWaste)

    October 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    It is one of those movies that makes a lasting impression on the audience. I am glad to have watched this masterpiece.

  5. Ira Sharma

    July 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

    that’s a good movie review!!


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