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TC.GN – TAKE CARE GOOD NIGHT (Marathi/2018) – A simple but important film guiding the youngsters and elders who use internet, email and smart phones in an unaware state of mind. (Review By Bobby Sing)

10 Nov, 2018 | Movie Reviews / 2018 Releases / Indian Regional language Gems (Other Than Hindi)

Marathi Cinema has been exploring fresh unconventional themes since the last decade and recently a few thrillers have successfully made a noticeable impact on the viewers conveying a strong social message. Nana Patekar’s AAPLA MANUS did it brilliantly as a social thriller and here we have TCGN - TAKE CARE GOOD NIGHT with a similar outcome pointing towards another important requisite of our present digital era dealing with cyber-crimes.

Youngster and elders or retired people in particular most likely become the victims of such invisible crimes and TCGN specifically talks about the issue in a simple but mature, engaging manner giving the important message. In addition it also subtly points towards the issues of generation gap (more caused by the digital revolution), parents’ relationship or control over their teenage sons and daughters, casual sex among the youngsters and breach of trust hurting them all together.
Thankfully, the film directed by debutant Girish Joshi neither becomes preachy nor has any sequence making you uncomfortable watching it with your family and young kids. In fact it needs to be seen together with family members of all age groups since it has a message for both the young and the old dealing with almost everything ranging from phishing mails, credit cards frauds, MMS scandal and more pointing towards the general modus operandi of such cybercriminals.
Despite being simplistic in execution, the narration keeps you guessing in its less than two hours of duration and the characters/performances establish an instant connect led by Sachin Khedekar, Iravati Harshe, Parna Pethe, Addinath Kothare, Sanskruti Balgude, Vidyadhar Joshi and Mahesh Manjrekar as the investigation officer bringing in the timely humour. The not so loud (minimal) background score and cinematography can easily be quoted as the other two merits of this song less thoughtful film tackling a relevant subject.
However incorporating too many issues together as avoidable subplots also becomes a drawback of the film which honestly remains hanging between a social message oriented drama and a taut crime thriller. Besides too convenient twists and an underwhelming climax also affects the otherwise appreciable build-up, strongly reminding you of the treatment witnesses in a few well directed episodes of serials like Crime Patrol and more.
But, having said that, TCGN still remains a highly recommended film to be seen with the family together as we all have both youngsters and elders, who too casually deal with their e-mails, messages and android phones in an unaware state of mind, without having any idea about the serious consequences.

Rating : 3.5 / 5
Note : The film is now also available at Amazon Prime Video.

Tags : TC.GN TAKE CARE GOOD NIGHT (Marathi) Review By Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Indian Regional Language Gems, Must Watch Indian Regional Language Films.
10 Nov 2018 / Comment ( 2 )
Ashok Sridharan

Dear Bobby,

Thanks for the review. I'd like to recommend a Tamil movie on a related theme titled Irumbu Thirai (2018).

Irumbu Thirai- which means an iron door/ curtain- entertains, even as it educates lay viewers on the manner in which online crimes happen and the precautions to be taken. It is at times chilling, but a movie that everyone ought to see.

It is assuredly a masala movie, but a must watch to my mind.

Bobby Sing

Dear Ashok,
Thanks for the valuable recommendation.
I will surely try to watch it soon.

Keep Visiting and Writing in,

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