Gosh! I have lost count of the number of aerial shots and locks in Basil Joseph’s “Godha” ft. Captain and co. The film is an entertaining wrestling drama with a heartfelt romantic angle.
In fact, Godha-Dangal is a far-fetched comparison and where the former is a fiction, the latter is ahem.
The Plot: Punjabi girl Aditi (Wamiqa Gabbi) from a wrestling background travels to the land of Anganeya Das (Tovino Thomas) situated in malabar. Godha is a story of ingrained passion, of how Aditi gains newfound freedom not weight. Another key player in Godha is Captain (Ranji Panicker); father to the maverick Das, husband to a badgering wife, looking to redeem glory in this life or the next. Quid Pro Quo with pro wrestling? Not a bad bet at all!
There is fun to be had inside the ringside/ Godha. The butt of the jokes occur when young Aditi prostrates Balan to sawdust in a DiCaprio moment (നിലത്തു പോസ്റ്റായി എന്ന് സാരം).
“That is a cool bit of farcial comedy” said a friend sitting besides me watching the onlaught, poker faced. Where Godha succeeds, it instills our faith in a sport this side of Cricket. The “somersault wrestling” gets very little attention in stark comparison to other brainchilds in the country. Basil makes passion clear right off as Captain swarms a land, which he wants to land possession.
Not here to spoil the fun. I absolutely loved Godha barring a few reservations of pseudo kind.
On account of, if this was real life, Anganeya Das would long for the return of Phogat and the national flag. Godspeed Basil and team.
P.S. ആരാ അപ്പുറത്? നമ്പൂതിരി കുട്ടികളെ അന്വേഷിക്കുന്നല്ലോ. പോടാ അടുത്തുള്ള വല്ല മനയിലും അന്വേഷിക്ക്. ഭരതൻ SI ഉറങ്ങാൻ പോവുകയാണ് !!!