What is the solution if someone with an idea deep down inside her mind feels that there is no love, magic or good people. We are nature's biggest mistake and is unsettled by the idea of falling in love. Prakash Kunte's Hampi shows a story of a girl in her twenties who is deeply hurt by her parents' divorce and goes on a trip to Hampi to find solace with her friend. Will she find true meaning of love and life in Hampi? read on our review of Hampi.
The storyline of Hampi is very thin. Emotionally hurt Isha (Soanlee Kulkarni) visits Hampi and is in no mood to listen about good people, love and life. She meets Kabir (Lalit Prabhakar) who stays in the hotel room next to hers. His philosophy of life is "Jo Hai Sab All right Hai". He finds good things even in bad people and lessons in problems. While roaming around this historical city of Hampi, they become good friends, but still Isha has not yet recovered from her negative mindset. Enters Girija (Prajakta Mali) at the stroke of Interval. Will these 3 strangers become good friends? who falls for whom? and does Isha change her perspective about love and people?
Hampi tries to mix simple life teachings with metaphorical connections with the past and present of Hampi. Hampi do play as a character and the visuals of the city captured by DoP Amalendu Chaudhary are amazing. The music and backgroud karnataki music is amazing and blend with the story perfectly. Character developement and their costumes are also well thought off. The writer (Aditi Moghe) & director (Prakash Kunte) too try to portray the real problems of current generation. Technically the film has worked out well.
Sonalee plays the complex character of Isha and she has done a great job. She has looked beautiful, danced well and portrayed Isha very well. Lalit's Kabir is convincing, but when he talks philosophical it sometimes becomes boring. Prajakta Mali, Priyadarshan Jadhav, Chhaya Kadam and Vijay Nikam shine bright in their supporting roles.
First half of the film is convincing, but the second half becomes little too twisted with an abrupt and unexplained end. The film will surely appeal the younger generation who share the same problems and feelings of the protagonist. It is also visually and technically stunning.
Verdict: It is a good one time watch with your friends. Though the film works for 3/4 of its timeline, the end might make you crazy. If you dont plan to visit Hampi, you can always watch this Hampi in theatres.
Rating: 3 /5 Stars
Review By: Ajay Kulye
Movie: Hampi | हंपी
Director: Prakash Kunte
Producers: Yogesh Nivrutti Bhalerao and Chaitanya Girish Akolkar
Studio: Swaroop Samartha Entertainment
Priyadarshan Jadhav as R Ranjit
Sonalee Kulkarni as Isha
Lalit Prabhakar as Kabir
Prajakta Mali as Girija
Chhaya Kadam as Ashatai
Vijay Nikam as Shankar
Story, Screenplay & Dialogues: Aditi Moghe
Music: Narendra Bhide, Aditya Bedekar
Lyrics: Vaibhav Joshi, Omkar Kulkarni
Singers: Rupali Moghe, Rahul Deshpande
Choreographer: Phulwa Khamkar
Cinematography DoP: Amalendu Choudhary
Genre: Travel Drama
Release Date: 17th November 2017
Duration: 96 mins