The trailer of Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi is a box of sweet and sour imalees with balanced tastes of an eccentric middle class family. The ensemble cast features actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Manoj Pahwa and Vikrant Massey among others.
The trailer is another drop in the wave of realistic cinema. People who enjoy stories about relatable yet uncanny situations. With an interesting plot that opens with the death of the father unravelling the interpersonal relationships between the five children and how they realise the truth between their bonds. It makes them rejoice and celebrate life ironically on their father’s tehrvi. All this leads to a surprised and disappointed mother (Supriya Pathak) who is trying to make amends and find meaning to their celebratory mood.
There are two things that stand out in the trailer. First, simplicity and Second, complexity. Simplicity of the world of Ram Prasad and complexity in the relations of the brilliant cast in that world which seems adorably chaotic yet moving. The song and music doesn’t fail to comfort you in this noise of dramedy either. Truly, relations bound with love are sometimes bitter sometimes sweet, it’s impossible to taste one without tasting the other. The recipe put together by director Seema Pahwa seems to have struck a chord when in the end of the trailer a character fixing an electricity poll says ‘sabhi taare uljhi hui hai’.
Familiar middle class life situations, comic tone, theatrical dramatisation and a credible cast, the two minute trailer is bound to generate curiosity and lighten the 2020 mood.
After being screened in MAMI on October 17th, 2019 the movie is releasing on January 1st, 2021.
Watch the trailer here –