There’s a scene in CRD in which Chetan Ranjit Deshmukh aka CRD (Saurabh Saraswat) dresses up, presumably as a nun, and interviews people about plays. Amongst other things, he asks them about the similarity between writing and masturbation and the entire sequence is hilarious. Rarely do you come across a film which is as trippy as CRD.
The film is basically about CRD and how he finds his way in a new college and its theatre scene. His tutor Mayank (Vinay Sharma) is more of a dictator and his ‘unconventional’ & rather dominating ways are a bit too much for CRD.
There are many things which go in the favour of the film directed by Kranti Kanade. It’s refreshingly original & the treatment is trippy to say the least. It’s like you are seeing a dream in which anything goes and you enjoy it. Some dialogues and scenes will leave you in splits like the one in which a character says, “Vidharbh is too far. Can you take me to a social issue which is near?” or the one in which CRD narrates a Goa story. While the first half is brisk, it does lose some steam in the second half as some portions feel forced. Some scenes go over your head but I think that’s how it was supposed to be and you don’t really mind that.
The performances are exceptional. Saurabh Saraswat is wonderful. Mrinmayee Godbole is great. Vinay Sharma plays his part with ease. Abhay Mahajan and Isha Keskar act well. All the other actors also shine.
You should definitely watch CRD for its unconventionality. We give it 3.5 stars with a big kink.
There’s a scene in CRD in which Chetan Ranjit Deshmukh aka CRD (Saurabh Saraswat) dresses up, presumably as a nun, and interviews people about plays...3.5