Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video Movie Review: On the whole, SAJINI SHINDE KA VIRAL VIDEO rests on the bravura performances of Nimrat Kaur and Radhika Madan

SAJINI SHINDE KA VIRAL VIDEO is the story of a missing girl. Sajini Shinde (Radhika Madan) is a physics teacher at K P School, Pune. Her authoritarian father Suryakant Shinde (Subodh Bhave), mother Urmila (Sneha Raikar), uncle Sadashiv (Shashank Shende) and brother Aakash (Ashutosh Gaikwad) reside in Ahmednagar. Her dominating fiancé Siddhant Kadam (Soham Majumdar) works in an IT company in Bengaluru. Sajini travels to Singapore with her colleagues, Shraddha (Shruti Vyas) and Chhavi (Rashmi Agdekar), for work purposes. At night, Sajini celebrates her birthday at a nightclub. She gets drunk and dances with two skimpily-clad men. Shraddha shoots her video on her phone. While sending work-related pictures to the school group, she mistakenly transfers Sajini’s video as well. The school management is shocked. The video leaks on the internet and goes viral. Due to the pressure from the management and teachers, principal Kalyani Pandit (Bhagyashree) is compelled to fire Sajini, Shraddha and Chhavi. Sajini is shattered. She’s too scared to call her father. Siddhant, meanwhile, blasts her for her ‘mistake’. The next morning, Sajini disappears. She posts a message on her social media account wherein she declares that she’s about to end her life. She blames her father and Siddhant for her drastic step. Inspector Bela Barot (Nimrat Kaur) is assigned the case. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Mikhil Musale and Parinda Joshi’s story is interesting and raises some important points. Mikhil Musale and Parinda Joshi’s screenplay (additional screenplay by Anu Singh Choudhary and Kshitij Patwardhan) is captivating. The writing, however, gets a bit shaky in the second half. The dialogues pack a punch, especially the ones mouthed by Nimrat Kaur.

Mikhil Musale’s direction is good and much better than his work in his previous outing, MADE IN CHINA [2019]. He has kept the duration in check. He neatly introduces the characters and their equation with each other. The climax is unpredictable. A few scenes stand out like Inspector Ram Pawar (Chinmay Mandlekar) referring to Bela as Doberman, the meeting between the lawyers and the co-accused, the reporter remarking that she would have fallen for Siddhant’s lies if she hadn’t known him earlier, etc.

On the flipside, a few scenes are difficult to comprehend like Bela discovering the message of Sajini’s sister. In fact, the focus shifts from the investigation to what is happening in the lives of Sajini’s loved ones. Though it is important, one starts missing Bela and her investigation. The track of the influencer is unconvincing. There are a lot of Marathi dialogues in the film, which restricts its appeal in the North.

Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video | Trailer | Nimrat Kaur, Radhika Madan, Bhagyashree

Speaking of performances, Nimrat Kaur is terrific, and this is surely her best performance to date. One will be surprised to discover this side of her personality in this film. One wishes this film is a success so that a sequel can be made, and we can see her character yet again. Radhika Madan, too, puts her best foot forward and is like the soul of the film. Soham Majumdar, of KABIR SINGH [2019] fame, is superb and proves that he’s a fine talent. Subodh Bhave and Chinmay Mandlekar are dependable as expected. Shruti Vyas is good but is let down by the writing. Rashmi Agdekar is fine but gets a raw deal. Bhagyashree is lovely and apt for the part. Ashutosh Gaikwad is fair. Kiran Karmarkar (Yashwant Desai) and Sumeet Vyas (Lalit) are too good. Kavi Shastri (Jayant) is wasted. Akshay Tanksale (Milind) is okay.

Sachin-Jigar’s music is forgettable. ‘Nana Chi Taang’ is well-woven into the script, though. Hitesh Sonik’s background score is in sync with the mood and theme of the film.

Tribhuvan Babu Sadineni’s cinematography is neat. The locales of Pune and the surrounding areas are well-captured. Swapnil Bhalerao and Madhur Madhavan’s production design is great. Shivank Vikram Kapoor’s costumes are straight out of life. The ones worn by Nimrat are quite appealing. Javed Karim’s action is minimal and is fine. Sumeet Kotian’s editing is slick.

On the whole, SAJINI SHINDE KA VIRAL VIDEO rests on the bravura performances of Nimrat Kaur and Radhika Madan and raises some important issues. But due to negligible buzz, the film will face a very tough time at the box office.


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