Name Timepass

Date of Release / Release Date 6th January 2014

Genre Romantic / Comedy

Running Time 157 Minutes

Box Office Collection 40+ Crores

Actor & Actress/ Star Cast

Story / Plot

Timepass, released in January, 2014 is a love story revolving around the concept of first love.

This movie, directed by Ravi Jadhav, portrays the tender love story of a teenage boy Dagadu (played by Prathamesh Parab) and a teen girl Prajakta (played by Ketaki Mategaonkar) and how Love, after certain events, no longer remains a “timepass”. The story is set in the 1990s, proved to be a huge success in the box office.

Dagdu’s Story : Dagdu,a teenage boy is the son of a rickshaw driver. He belongs to the typical lower middle class family in the society. With no interest in education he is unable to pass his SSC exam. As a consequence, his parents became furious and kick him out of the house.

Dagdu realizes that he has to do some work to support himself. Thus, he begins delivering newspapers to make a living. One day while delivering the newspapers, he came face to face with his staunch enemy ‘Lele’ (portrayed by Vaibhav Mangale). Lele too belongs to middle class, but unlike Dagdu, he is well educated and dislikes everything about Dagadu, especially his crude language.

During this period, Dagdu’s friends suggested him that he desperately needs a girlfriend in his life, and then explain to him in a humorous manner the various kinds of love.

Around this time, Dagdu met Prajakta, a teenage girl, who his friends consider as ‘MM’, (which stands for marriage material). Dagdu attempts to impress Prajakta mostly with Bollywood style methods. Some of his attempts included singing songs, stalking her etc.

Finally, he realizes that he has actually fallen in love with her, not just looking for a Timepass. Besides, the ending also suggested that a sequel to this movie was coming. A couple of years later, Timepass 2 was released.

Editor / User Review

Timepass is an entertaining movie about teenage love filled with romance and humour. It raises a few questions as well as to whether teenage love really means something serious or is it just an option for spend some time. In the end, it is shown that even teenage love can turn into something serious, however education is really important so that one knows the boundaries.

Direction : Director, Ravi Jadhav’s debut movie Natrang was a huge success. Since then he had delivered several blockbusters and hence he had set the bar quite high for himself. This time, he has chosen the concept of tender love as the genre. Despite the story being a bit on the weaker side, the dialogues, acting and screenplay have done more than enough compensation for that. The director deserves full marks for his efforts.

Acting : Acting has been superb and is definitely one of the strongest points of the movie. Prathamesh Parab has portrayed the young teen Dagdu in the movie in an excellent way, and Ketaki Mategaonkar was equally brilliant as the shy Prajakta.

Music : Music of the movie is pretty good and definitely had a significant positive impact on its sales in the box office. Music composers Chinar & Mahesh have really done a brilliant job, especially with the catchy item song.

The second half of the film seemed a bit too long, and could have been definitely made shorter. However, despite these flaws, the movie will provide a fun experience for the viewer. All in all, Timepass is a must watch movie, especially if love stories are your preferred choice.

Crew Director : Ravi Jadhav