24 August 2018 | shankarmahadevan-20643
As they walk on foot, this journey is laden with emotions of myriad hues. One particular scene - the death of a baby - shakes you up. As Radhakka digs a grave with Ashok, the heartbroken look she gives when she sees her own kids looking for food, while a boy she met a few hours ago helping her is amazing. The irony of hunger and loss is not lost and kudos to Rajiv Patil for bringing this out well. He is helped ably by some brilliant camera work by Sanjay Jadhav.
The landscape looks wickedly daunting and sublimely grey - complimenting the scenes beautifully. However, it's Smita Tambe's show all the way as she portrays a plethora of emotions with enviable ease and not even for a second does she stray away from her character. In one scene where she compromises her values, so her kids' don't sleep hungry, she shows strength, vulnerability, sadness and helplessness all at one time and is brilliant. The film's grim - but it's sans any frills and that's where its appeal lies.