Since yesterday night, I am in a state of utter imbalance. Imbalance of emotions. The “Chhello Divas” team hosted a lot of us for their premier show at Ahmedabad, and ended up unbalancing our emotional states. The only thing I recollect since then is my college life! The film has got me back to the days of late mornings, class ki masti, stalking girls, random bunks, fast affairs and ofcourse, “WHY DID I GROW UP?” state. So if you are planning to watch this film, be prepared to take a trip down the memory lane, and getting stuck there for a duration that won’t let you return to normalcy.

That does not mean you should not watch this film. Mei evu kidhu? Nahi ne? I just alerted you, because I know you will get awe-struck by this film.

Why should you watch this film?

  1. The simple and sweet story has been brilliantly portrayed on the big screen.
  2. Direction, screenplay, minute detailing – all are perfect.
  3. College life miss nathi karta?

Why should you NOT watch this film?

  1. You never went to college (because then, it will be kind of difficult to understand this film).
  2. You made friends with only books in college, and not humans (because then, it will be kind of difficult to understand this film).
  3. You do not understand Gujarati (because then, it will be kind of difficult to understand this film).

How to watch this film?

  1. With your friends, preferably of your school or college gang.
  2. A switched off mobile, or else you will leave the cinema to call up your long lost friend or that “I should not have broken up with her” girlfriend. (Or boyfriend. Or maybe both – I know India is developing fast)
  3. By being yourself – don’t be that sophisticated person you are not. Just because you are done with college does not mean you should not laugh out your heart or clap loudly on dialogues you enjoyed. Jee lo yaar!

How to NOT watch this film?

  1. Alone in the theatre if you are a heart patient (Unless you have a strong heart to handle the emotional outburst, but you are already a heart patient).
  2. Pirated CD’s.
  3. Streaming it on the internet.

Now let us take a quick review of the star-cast (which is quite a long one but that is the beauty of college life). Writing about them in a random order.

  • Malhar Thakar – He plays the role of that guy who was the cause of everyone’s jealousy in college. That guy who hits on a lot of girls and is successful in converting many of them. His affair with the tuition teacher was a bit unrealistic, but etlu toh chaale! The next time I meet him, I will ask him to drive the car safely. You will understand this after you watch the film 😉
  • Aarjav Trivedi – He is the Hulk Hogan of this film. The guy who would react impulsively to every situation and his muscle power ensures you do not take any ‘panga’ with him. His character is quite an engaging one and will create ripples of humor, at the most unexpected moments.
  • Prapti Ajwalia – Though in a short role, her character will be remembered every time you remember this film. Her dialogue which is longer than the most boring assignment, will make your jaws to pain, and you wouldn’t even realize it! Her expressions are in sync with what she says and this adds up to the fun.
  • Mayur Chauhan – If you haven’t been to the semi-urban or rural parts of our state, you will have a tough time to understand what his character says in the film. But hey, that is okay, because you wouldn’t have the time to decipher it. He will make sure you keep on laughing on things that even bounce off your head. He should have got more screen presence, afterall, kaafi interesting character chhe.
  • Rahul Raval – He plays the ‘Susheel Ladka’ role and is quite successful in it. With the physique and height he has, it is expected that he will be the Rambo man of the group, but the ball goes for a googly. And a well bowled one at that!
  • Kinjal Rajpriya – The most unexpected character, especially after watching her parents’ in the film. And she manages to keep your attention since her entry in the film. Her transformation from the homely lady to Malhar’s girlfriend is quite a fast one, and she plays it well to make you live this.
  • Mitra Gadhvi – His character is seen in every college group and if you are in an engineering college, there will be two or three of this kind. Mitra will make you remember those friends of yours clearly. His pranks are a bit dangerous and his singlehood is inevitable, but you will enjoy them both!
  • Netri Trivedi – The delicate darling of the group who visits the hospital for innocent reasons, her character is a moving one. The film is incomplete without her bandages which bring in a lot of laughter. Wouldn’t be surprised if she comes off as the main lead in the films ahead.
  • Janki Bodiwala – Since her entry to her every dialogue, you fall for this character. Her voice is charming and her looks are appealing. Though the premier show went on smoothly, the public shows will see whistles and hoots with her screen presence. She has justified her role, but the question still remains – how did she make it to Yash’s midnight birthday bash?
  • Yash? Aa kaun chhe? This blog will be incomplete without him. So well, here you go. Yash Soni has mesmerized all with his role and screen presence. He is the perfect combination of expressions, humor and dialogue delivery that you will miss him when he is not on the screen. He will emerge as the heart-throb sensation for a lot of college girls and if you are in a relationship, you would not want your girlfriend to add him on Facebook! Not that Yash has the time for it after this film, but risk shu kaam levu chhe?

There are a lot more characters and I am not in a state to type more. I told you right that I am in a state of emotional imbalance? Now I better wrap off this blog because I am afraid of a Professor like Jay Bhatt beating me up. Haha, yes you should watch out for his character as he will make you remember that professor whom you abused every time in the classroom. Before wrapping up, a long and loud applause to Krishnadev Yagnik and Vaishal Shah for being brave to take up this story line, acing it beautifully on the screen and making everyone re-live their “Chhello Divas”.

Enough said. Film jordaar chhe. Hawe jovanuj chhe, toh balcony no kharcho kari nakhjo! 😉

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