Chamak: A fresh take on love
Highly recommended to all those who are of marriageable age and those just entering wedlock
Suni knows to keeps his subject unique and with Chamak, he succeeds not only in making his characters loveable but also lastable. With Kush (Ganesh) and Kushie (Rashmika Mandanna), the director manages to create an aura that leads us to define romance at a different level. We fall in love all over again. The film explores relationship after marriage, and how much of each gets committed to it, which is quite relevant is today.
Cast: Ganesh, Rashmika Mandanna, Sadhu Kokila, Sumitra
A gynaecologist, who is also a party animal, Kush is pressurised to marry. He gets entangled with Kushie. When they cannot discover love as husband and wife, they decide to live as friends and try sparking a new relationship. But the importance of their relationship is known when both drift apart, especially when Kushie gets to know that she is pregnant with Kush’s child. How they move ahead with life and rekindle their love all over again is Chamak.
Suni succeeds in adding a punch with humour, mostly with his one-liners. And he balances it with seriousness, which is where he really succeeds. But what the audience may not appreciate much is the slow second half. Cutting the runtime short might have worked better.
Ganesh, who has played a role of his age, fits well into the story. He has the knack of keeping the family audience glued, and emotionally connects to them with his dialogues and expressions.
Rashmika Mandanna emerges as a good artiste in her third outing. The actor, whose character has two shades to it, has taken responsibility for her role, and it shows.
With supporting artistes ably assisting, the film shows Sadhu Kokila in a slightly negative shade, something new and unexpected from a comedian.
Judah Sandy has provided a unique soundtrack for Chamak, which blends well with the story, and an excellent background score. Santhosh Rai Pathaje brings in rich picturisation with his camera techniques.
Chamak is highly recommended to all those who are of marriageable age and those just entering wedlock.