ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » Welcome To Sajjanpur » Welcome To Sajjanpur Movie Review

Welcome To Sajjanpur movie review

(0 fans)
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
Editor
Add to List
Add to Favourite
 
Welcome To Sajjanpur

Cast Amrita Rao, Shreyas Talpade, Divya Dutta, Yashpal Sharma    more...
Director Shyam Benegal
Comedy
Hindi

Overview
News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Photos
Posters
Wallpapers
Reviews
Songs
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about Welcome To Sajjanpur directly on your Facebook page.

The Welcome To Sajjanpur Movie Review

Heart-winning
By Nikhil Kumar
Rating: 3/5

Welcome to a new brand of Shyam Benegal cinema. The man who's made some realistic, slice-of-life dramas, changes gears in Welcome To Sajjanpur and comes up with a frothy, humourous, dramatic and heart-winning story that reeks of apne des ki mitti.

No item girls here. No phoren locations. Just a small, dusty hamlet named Sajjanpur where an aspiring novelist Mahadev ( Shreyas Talpade ) makes his living by writing letters for the illiterate village folk. And what a splendid rustic lot they are!

There's a pretty young married thing ( Amrita Rao ) who's waiting for her husband to return from the city. She also happens to be Mahadev's childhood crush. So the charming letter-writer doesn't mind a little bit of deceit and manipulation in winning her over.

There's a superstitious mother ( Ila Arun ) who wants to get her manglik daughter ( Divya Dutta ) married. There's a dreamy-eyed compounder (Ravi Kishen) in love with a widow ( Rajeshwari Sachdev ). There's a eunuch contesting elections. And there's a goon with political ambitions (quite naturally).

In such a colourful melee of characters unravels not just the story of coming of age of the protagonist, but also touching tales of each character. Some of these tales end on a tragic note, even though the film's denouement is optimistic.

Ashok Mishra's dialogues reek of rustic flavour and are laced with witty humour that any layman can easily identify with. Every character in the story is properly fleshed out - at times more than needed. And Shyam Benegal tells this character-driven story with utmost simplicity and straightforwardness.

That's the beauty of 'Welcome To Sajjanpur'. It's simple, yet difficult to categorize in any particular genre.

Shreyas Talpade carries off the pivotal role with flamboyance and conviction. Amrita Rao is gracefully restrained. Ila Arun is perfectly cast. Divya Dutta is brilliant in a small role. Yashpal Sharma as the goon is superb while Ravi Kishen is just about passable.

Ideally, 'Welcome To Sajjanpur' would have been better without songs, but they don't irk you like the ill-placed, deliberately squeezed-in item songs in any conventional Bollywood fare.

For even though 'Welcome To Sajjanpur' tells a simple and touching tale, it does so unconventionally.

Worth A Watch.


User Reviews for Welcome To Sajjanpur

 (0)
Be the first to review Welcome To Sajjanpur on ApunKaChoice.
Login to Write Review
 




 
Salman Khan deals out justice as aam aadmi in 'Jai Ho'
Don't miss the 'Jai Ho' wallpapers
What's Hot In Movies
HighwayHasee Toh Phasee
Jai HoDhoom 3
Ragini MMS 2Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
GundayHappy New Year
Total Siyappa2 States
HeropantiBang Bang
Gulaab GangBewakoofiyaan
NOW TRENDING
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
Welcome To Sajjanpur Reviews 
Movie Review : Heart-winning (3/5)
Welcome to a new brand of Shyam Benegal cinema. The man who's made some realistic, slice-of-life dramas, changes gears in Welcome To Sajjanpur and comes up with a frothy, humourous, dramatic and heart-winning story that reeks of apne des ki mitti.No item girl...
Welcome To Sajjanpur News and Features 
Shahrukh Khan is a huge inspiration in life, says Shreyas Talpade   - ApunKaChoice   - 146 days ago
SRK was like textbook for me: Shreyas Talpade. Shreyas Talpade, who played Shahrukh Khan's friend in more...

Ravi Kishan unaffected by competition with Ranbir Kapoor   - ApunKaChoice   - 597 days ago
Ravi not worried about clash with ‘Barfi!’ this Friday. While many would do anything to avoid a more...

I'm happy to be a glamorous diva: Amrita Rao   - ApunKaChoice   - 1790 days ago
Amrita Rao has caught many eyeballs with her glam makeover in the upcoming film -Shortkut'. The actr more...

Kunal Kapoor very finicky about his roles   - ApunKaChoice   - 1866 days ago
He may not have been able to cash in on the success of his popular film -Rang De Basanti' but actor more...

Minissha Lamba - from sexy siren to village belle!   - ApunKaChoice   - 1941 days ago
Last seen as a sexy siren donned in bikinis and low-necks in Kidnap , Minissha Lamba is now set to p more...

Shahrukh Khan gets praise from unexpected quarter   - ApunKaChoice   - 1970 days ago
It is not everyday that we hear a veteran director from parallel cinema lavish praises on a supersta more...

Welcome To Sajjanpur Wallpapers 



Welcome To Sajjanpur Photos 
Welcome To SajjanpurWelcome To SajjanpurWelcome To Sajjanpur


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor