Marathi Movie Half Ticket Review, Rating and Box Office Collection


Movie: Half Ticket | हाफ तिकीट
Director: Samit Kakkad
Producer: Nanu Jaisinghani, Suresh Jaisinghani, Mohit Jaisinghani
Studio: Video Palace
Cast: Shubham More, Vinayak Potdar, Priyanka Bose, Bhau Kadam, Usha Naik, Shashank Shende, Jaywant Wadkar, Kailash Waghmare
Story: M. Manikandan
Screenplay: Dnyanesh Zoting
Dialogues: Dnyanesh Zoting
Music: G. V. Prakash Kumar
Lyrics: Kshitij Patwardhan
Singers: Harshawardhan Wavare
DoP: Sanjay Memane
Sound Design: Anmol Bhave
Editor: Faisal-Imran
Costumes: Sachin Lovalekar
Art Director: Vasu Patil
Genre: Children Drama
Release Date: 22 July 2016
Duration: 114 Mins

Rating: 4/ 5

Half Ticket Review:
One of the best things about Half Ticket is its narrative, which appears to be simple and uplifting, even when the film is layered and talks about many things like the cost of happiness, socio-economic diversity, flipside of globalization and the deep rooted corruption in our social fabric. On the surface though, it’s a straightforward adventure of two brothers. The elder brother (More) is an introvert with a lot of attitude, and the younger one (Potdar) is just a happy-go-lucky child with big dreams and complete faith in his brother’s capability.

The relationship between the two characters, along with the onscreen chemistry of the actors portraying them, is the cornerstone of the entire film. The brothers stay in a Mumbai slum with their mother (Bose Kamat) and grandmother (Naik). The man of the house is in jail for some reason and the entire household suffers because of it.

The family has no money for school and the brothers pick up the coal on railway tracks and sell it for next to nothing. They see the wealthy side of Mumbai and can’t help but feel frustrated. To even the scales for just one moment, they decide to buy pizza in a newly opened franchise. They work for it and are rewarded with the money but the social taboo stops them from reaching their goal. A simple wish becomes a battle of principles and the young heroes decide to fight till the bitter end.

Half Ticket scores on every major aspect of the film. The script more or less remains in line with the original but the adaptation gets the tone perfectly. Mumbai’s already split rags and riches identity helps in getting the message through. There is no attempt to glamorize the film to add a commercial value or simplify the issues to be more audience friendly. Much of it is the stark reality we see around us. The film just holds a mirror.

Half Ticket Box Office Collection: Updating soon

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