Duration: 01 Hr 10 Mins
Director: Saptarsshi Prattim
Writer: Sandeep Dey
Producer: Fullframe BB Media Pvt. Ltd.
Music: Ashutosh Singh, Prasun Ghosh
Editing: Bobby Bose
Release Date: 19 March 2021 (India)
Star Cast: Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar, Rammnik Singh, Harish Kulkarni, Shivankita Dixit, Anubhav Bhalla
Plot: The movie is about a 60-year-old widower’s journey; as a wife, mother, and grandmother. How despite all the hardships she goes the extra mile to keep her family afloat, is what forms the story.
Review: The film ‘Destination Zindagi' is directed by Saptarsshi Prattim, a seasoned cinematographer with experience of more than 20 years. He comes from a non-filmy background, but being a die-hard movie fanatic, he drew his inspiration from the legends such as – Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Bimal Ray, Gurudutt, François Truffaut, Federico Fellini, Hrishikesh Mukerjee, Basu Chatterjee, and so on.
This film drives home a poignant message that youngsters should not be complacent, and dream of many things to be accomplished without putting in any hard work, and keep expecting that their parents should provide for every comfort that they require or need. The credit ought to go to not only the director Saptarsshi Prattim, but also the writer Sandeep Dey, who has not only written the screenplay, but also the dialogues.
However, the story may be well-intended, but it falters at the execution level as the pace is dull and things did not seem to come together on the screen, therefore the emotional connection throughout the film went missing.
Nevertheless, the best thing about the film is the female protagonist Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar, the protagonist essaying the role of Asha Santosh Shinde. She lives her part by lending it every dimension required with aplomb.
Harish Kulkarni as her husband Santosh Shinde and Rammnik Singh as her young son Manav, who grows up into a young man, who does not want to work for a living, but wants his mother to fund him to come up with a fast-food selling momo handcart shop in their locality, are good as well.
While Shivankita Dixit as the daughter-in-law of Tirrtha does not have much to display and is just about average.
The background score fails to elevate the narrative. The editing too is not up to the mark.
Overall, the quality of the filmmaking is ordinary, as the film never gets within striking distance of anything that could be deemed to be above average!