Bucket List is a Marathi language comedy-drama film directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar. The film stars Madhuri Dixit in a lead role in her Marathi debut, along with Renuka Shahane and Sumeet Raghavan.
At the very start of the film Madhura (Madhuri Dixit), an ideal housewife, who is all dedicated towards her family goes through a heart transplant operation. Not so long into a film, Madhura learns about her deceased teenage heart donor Sai. Madhura, being under a burden of favor and her obsession towards the donor, gets in touch with Sai’s family and friends, and that’s where she gets to know about Sai’s incomplete bucket list. Now, to pay her gratitude towards Sai’s kind act of organ donation, Madhura takes the initiative to complete the bucket list. Rest of the film depicts Madhura’s unforgettable and life-changing journey of self-discovery and redemption.
The film has a really fresh plot and had a potential to be one of the best motivational films, at least a trailer had suggested the same, but in actual execution, it has failed miserably. The highlight of this film is a debut appearance of Madhuri Dixit in a lead role, every time she comes on screen, it’s just refreshing, being a renowned actress her performance is also good, but her struggle of talking in Marathi can be clearly seen. The philosophy about life which makers want to discuss is not conveyed properly, even some of the moments which were supposed to be comic but failed to do so. At some points, the film becomes unnecessarily an overdose of emotions. Even for small roles, popular actors are cast, which is totally worthless. So the sole reason to watch this film is Madhuri Dixit.
Verdict : If you are a Madhuri Dixit fan, then only go for it. Nothing special as such, otherwise John Abraham’s Parmanu: The story of Pokhran (2018) is far better than this one.
Rating : 3/5