Thai Massage Film Review
Light Hearted Take on the Middle Age Crises and Lack of Adrenaline Rush Leading to Humorous Take Off’s And Escapades !!!!!
Film : Thai Massage
Producer : Reliance Entertainment & T Series Films & Imtiaz Ali’s Window Seat Films
Director – Mangesh Hadawle
Cast – Gajraj Rao , Divyenndu Sharma, Rajpal Yadav
Rating : ️️ ️ Stars
After watching the film Thai Massage I was convinced that the motive and the intentions were very genuine and very much today’s phenomenon where a certain age group beyond 60 -70 years were indeed having a great time irrespective of the societal norms and than there was this other class and category who were deprived of their conjugal rights but felt the need for it and searching for outlets out of frustration, depression and ultimately out of desperation get into unwanted situations.
You may call it their Upbringing, Social Pressure, Family Bonds which again deprive them of making most of the situations.
Indeed a very telling and compelling watch for all those who identify themselves in such situations and more importantly for practically all those who may find an interesting answer in their Grey Days.
As expected my apprehension proved bang on when I had a Dialogue with the Director Mangesh Hadawle who confirmed that the premise of the story is based on his personal experience in his life which inspired him to make this film.
Highly commendable of the Director for Sensitively Handling An even more Sensitive Issue Delicately and Brilliantly.
Even more credit to the main protagonist Gajraj Rao who plays Atmaram Dubey well placed, well cultured and a disciplined Widower in his Seventies from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh who manages to play through his character sometimes under playing where as sometimes going over the board but somehow manages to sail through it. In the league of his earlier outing in #BadhaiHo where he plays a similar age group character but with a slight twist where he is advocating the idea of having sex and a child at that age where as his children become the bone of contention who are grown up and are out there ready for the marital plunge.
First half of the film is based in Ujjain against the backdrop of serene and spiritual Ghats of the city and the second half covers his escapades in Thailand and as a result the title #ThaiMassage .
Divyenndu Sharma as Santulan who acts as a guide and mentor to Atmaram’s aspirations and help him get over his inhibitions with sexual gyan and solutions leading him to Bangkok Thailand which is beautifully showcased, especially Phuket’s Khao Sok Lake, where Aatmaram travels with a female Russian blogger. Just plain Heavenly is feeling you get. His interaction and emotional moments with the Russian traveller are very touching and very well executed.
Divyenndu Sharma is his usual mischievous self a style where he fits in comfortably but herein his character is not clearly defined. Good, Bad or Whatever you take a call !!!! Seems like he is there to help push the narrative.
Atmaram’s moments with his family, friends and grandchildren are handled very nicely and emotions run high during the father and son encounter where in the realisation dawn in that a family can’t deprive a person irrespective of his age his right to physical pleasure and his independence.
Rajpal Yadav in his brief appearance does what he does always buffooning around.
Musical scores Do you wanna Boom Boom & Dheere Dheere help promote the basic premise and culture of Thailand.
All in All Thai Massage is a Light Hearted Take on the Middle Age Crises and Lack of Adrenaline Rush Leading to Humorous Take Off’s And Escapades !!!!!