Ananya comes across as a story about overcoming disability but turns out to be so much more. In a welcome shift from the slew of feel-good movies that both Bollywood and Marathi cinema have to offer, Ananya tells a fully realised story without pandering to the audience with hackneyed dialogues.
The film introduces Ananya (Hruta Durgule) and the lovable characters in her life seamlessly without once relying on expository dialogue. Ananya carries the aspirations of her father (Yogesh Soman) and the ambitions of her jobless brother (Suvrat Joshi), as she is set to marry into a wealthy family. An accident and the fallout of the same turn their lives upside down and what follows is a gripping tale of bravery in the face of abandonment. The writing is honest and real, exploring each character’s journey without making them feel like caricatures.