Sameer Vidwans has handled the subject of marriage well in his previous films by presenting different angles of the relation in front of the viewers. With Mala Kahich Problem Nahi (MKPN) he explores the married life of a couple that has survived the seven-year itch.
Ajay (Mahajani) and Ketaki (Joshi) opt for a court marriage after their respective families keep arguing about the traditional ceremony. This leads to misunderstandings and ego-issues between them and their families. Though well-off now, there’s no interaction between Ajay and Ketaki. The two live robotic lives and Ketaki is frustrated by this. Ajay is someone who goes with the flow, an attitude that lands him in awkward situations all the time. Just when the two reach a point where they plan to discuss and take a decision about their lives, their families bury the hatchet and reunite. But Ajay and Ketaki’s outwardly happiness doesn’t mask their inner issues for long.
With shades of Double Seat, Vidwans traverses familiar territory with MKPN, something that restricts the development of the story unknowingly. The graph of the film is uneven but that actually works in favour of the story sometimes. Vidwans reintroduces a home as a character here and makes use of it beautifully even as the actors perform to the best of their ability.
It is good to see Gashmeer experimenting with roles and doing justice to them. With very few lines to speak, the actor makes use of his expressions well. Spruha, on the other hand, gets most of the lines and is the driving force behind Gashmeer’s character and she performs well. The rest of the cast boasts of seasoned actors, including Satish Alekar, Nirmitee Sawant, Mangal Kenkre and Kamlesh Sawant, who put in sincere efforts.
MKPN is a good slice-of-life film that ends up giving a different perspective to married life. It teaches you the value of relations and the importance of engaging in conversations, no matter how hard it is. Ultimately, it ends up being a good watch.