Matto ki Saikil Review: That dream of people in India, which is made, shatters and struggles to be reunited.

Jeet Pasad
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On the premise of the movie, one may observe the return of cinema. Film-Matto ki Saikil depicts on the screen, the worries, frustrations, and aspirations of time and society.

Everyone has a dream that they want to try to realise, no matter how large or small. Some dreams are fulfilled in front of his own eyes and some are broken. But the pain isn’t comparable when dreams are dashed. Every day from early to dusk, half of India sets out to construct a dream with hope in their hearts. They sometimes return home looking happy, other times with crushed dreams and disappointments, but he never stops trying to find a means to survive. A similar tale is told under the guise of Matto in the film Ghani, which is written, directed, and stars Prakash Jha.

Looking at the movie, it unveils that cinema has been employed effectively and timely in the modern day. The movie’s story takes place in a western Uttar Pradesh village where Braj’s sweetness rules. However, there are also those individuals spinning lovely dreams in this sweet-talking bar. India’s inhabitants are there, but the system and system have such an impact on them that they are unable to realise even their most modest aspirations. Nothing but false encouragement comes from the authorities, false solace from the populace, and false hope from the leaders. The effort of Matto to maintain his life says volumes about the hardship of half of India.

Matto has no other means of support save the cycle he makes. He commutes to the city on his bike for his daily pay and returns home laughing and singing. His bicycle has since become outdated. He experiences problems every day, which causes him to be late for work. He is exposed to the contractors’ jeers. He does not, however, break from his cycle. A cycle’s two wheels are comparable to Matto’s two daughters Neeraj and Limca, as well as Matto and his wife Devaki’s lives. The entire family’s future depends on this bicycle. Both the bicycle’s chain and its stand can be defective at times changing in Matto’s life to be like this

Matto saves every penny he can each day. He gives his ill wife a 15 rupee sapphire in place of pomegranate juice for 50 rupees. Devaki, the wife, contributes equally to her husband’s battle. Neeraj, the family’s eldest daughter, makes a profit by creating and selling a pearl garland. Even if Limca is small, Matto’s love is present. Matto also has a dream about breaking out of his current cycle and acquiring a new one. When will he sooner move to the city, get money, and wed his daughter? When will he be able to make his happy wife Devaki’s face glow? However, this fantasy is dashed when a tractor passes by on his bicycle. He doesn’t give up though and gets up to pursue his dream. But does it come true? You must watch the movie to understand this. 

Where is the other half of India that consumes poison daily in the wake of the elixir of freedom? The tale of half India is missing. Are they a viable population or are they just a vote bank?

The script’s assertive tone and the performers’ grave performance have given the movie life. Prakash Jha deserves praise for the skillful way he incorporated Braj language and village sentiments into his acting. Anita Chaudhary, who later took the name Devki, used her acting and facial expressions to take away all of the rural woman’s joy and sadness. This movie is not bad in any way, but it seems too authentic to have been captured with a light, camera, and action.

Pulkit Philip wrote the screenplay. Throughout the entire movie, the conversation and its narrative approach keeps the audience engaged. It is normal for you to experience dry eyes after viewing the movie’s trailer. You’ll be taken from the city to the village during the full movie. Taking it beyond the studio will lead you to the underbelly of reality and a disorderly, primitive civilization. Where can you witness how most of India lives on a daily basis? How he toils day and night to provide for his family’s meagre happiness while struggling to make a living.

M. Ghani, a native of Mathura, created this movie to express the joy and suffering of the exploited, downtrodden, and marginalised society. The movie, which was made by Prakash Jha Productions, will open in theatres on September 16. Watchable performances include those of Aarohi Sharma, Dimpy Mishra, and Anita Chaudhary. Even before it was released, the movie was chosen for two international film festivals.

You will be astounded by the sensation, the feeling, and the tension in “Matto ki Saikil”. In comparison to upcoming movies from the past ten years, this movie has been made differently. Instead of being the voice of a small group of people during this period of “Boycott Cinema,” Prakash Jha has taken on the role of the society that has been engaging in “Boycott” for years in a democracy.

Some powerful dialogues from the film:

‘Mari cycle ma kachhu na kachhu tanto ho jave hai Thekedar’

‘Hum gareeb log hain, Jitna bhi izzat se mil jaye wahi bahut hai’

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