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REVIEW: WELL DONE BABY (Marathi)

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Producers-Anand Pandit , Mohaan Nadaar and Pushkar Jog

Director- Priyanka Tanwar

Star Cast- Pushkar Jog, Amruta Khanvilkar, Vandana Gupte, Sanjay Jadhav, Neha Shitole, Rahul Awasthi, Radhika Ingle, Archana Malu Tapuria, Sonali Khare etc

Genre- Social

Rating- *** (Three)

OTT Platform- Amazon Prime Video

Wafer Thin Plot but Invigorating Watch

Jyothi Venkatesh

The movie Well Done Baby starts off with Aditya (Pushkar Jog) and Meera (Amruta Khanvilkar) a young couple who decide to divorce each other due to their personal differences.

But then they take a U-turn after coming to know that Meera is pregnant and ride down the path of problematic messaging regarding relationships, boundaries, and of course, unwanted pregnancies

Well Done Baby is a heart-warming story is inspired by a real family. It is an out and out urban and modern film about a young modern-day couple who are struggling to find a purpose in their marriage, which h is on the verge of going apart ,till destiny actually gives them one, when Amrita realizes that she is actually pregnant and Aditya longs to be a father , overnight when he sees a foreign couple playing with their child when he is strolling a garden with his wife Meera.

Riding high on ain implausible but soul-stirring storyline, the film written by Marmabanda Gavhane promises to be an invigorating watch that will win the audience’s hearts.

Pushkar Jog, who is also one of the three producers of the film lives his role as the irritating and convoluted Aditya and is the perfect foil to his well written part and endears himself to his complex role.

Amruta Khanvilkar aces it with her role as the confused Meera by brilliantly balancing with finesse and a lot of aplomb her frustrations, her dilemma, her insecurities, and her urge to gain some kind of normalcy in her life.

Vandana Gupte as the doting but over dominating single mother who has suddenly developed a habit of vlogging overacts and is very annoying.

Sonali Khare as the doctor who is at war with Aditya has been simply wasted as hers is a character which could have easily been done away with as she does not add to the proceedings of the plot at all.

The character of the marriage consultany played by Sanjay Jadhav also does not contribute to the plot in any which way.

Though this entertaining film also sets out to preach at times, it is also an intriguing tale of a work-in-progress, dysfunctional family.

It is an unconventional modern-day story that everyone in the family can relate to easily. Unfortunately for the film, the story line by Marmabanda Gavhane is too pencil thin to be tackled for a full fledged film as there is very less scope for building up tension all through the film as a result of which the fast tempo goes for a toss half way through the film.

Also the brilliant eye catchy locales of London have not been exploited by the debut making Priyanka Tanwar but all said and done, the film is saved by the extra ordinary performances of the lead couple- Pushkar Jog and Amruta Khanvilkar