Thursday, March 30, 2023

Gulmohar Review: ‘All we need in life is hope and love’, Gulmohar is a sour-sweet story of complicated family relationships

It is said that whatever you have achieved in life, it ends after a day. Only memories remain. This is where the memories accompany you for the rest of your life. Memories of your loved ones. Memories from the past. Who never let you feel alone. Because of which those people are always with you, to whom you have said goodbye years ago. The life that you have lived, or have come back after pulling your hand despite daring to live. Those memories which have love, affinity and resentment too. Sharmila Tagore and Manoj Bajpayee starrer film Gulmohar is made of some such memories and emotions.

A simple yet deep story that tells you that every human being carries a world inside him. When you lose something of yours, you get something better than that. When you love someone, then you also have to have the courage to be with him and support him. Your parents do everything for you not because you are worthless or unsuccessful, but because they want to be a part of the big moments in your life. And even if there is no way to get back what you lost, it is important to understand why it happened. The film Gulmohar is made of just such things.

some scenes of gulmohar movie

The film begins at Gulmohar Villa 1, the bungalow of the Batra family, where the party is going on. The Batra family is about to vacate their 34-year-old house the very next day. Hotels are booked for all. Arun Batra’s (Manoj Bajpayee) son Aditya (Suraj Sharma) is preparing to live in a rented house separate from the family. Meanwhile, the head of the household, Kusum Batra (Sharmila Tagore), announces that she has taken a small apartment in Puducherry and will live there.

Arun does not want his family to break up and the members of the house to remain separate. He is afraid that if he is separated from his family, people will forget him. Arun’s son Aditya is trying to start his own startup. But in this he is facing many problems. Due to this, his relationship with his father has deteriorated and quarrels have started with his wife. Amidst all this, Arun’s mother Kusum and daughter Amrita are hiding some big things from him. Along with this, other small stories are going on in the film.

Gulmohar is like a sweet and sour memory. You become a part of the Batra family from the very first scene of this film. As the layers of life of this family and its members open, you get tied up with the film. By watching this film, you realize that we have no idea with what thought and depth every person associated with our life has lived his life. Blood relation alone is not enough to make a family. And all we need in our life is love and hope. To solve things and relationships, it is necessary for you to talk to each other.

Director Rahul Chittela has made this film very beautifully. Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee are so engrossed in their characters that you cannot say that both are acting. Simran, Suraj Sharma, Kaveri Seth, Utsavi Jha, Amol Palekar along with other actors have also done a great job. There are many great dialogues in this film, which will go home in your heart. Gulmohar will make you laugh, cry and make you feel a lot of emotions.


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