Chi Va Chi Sau Ka: Trailer

Paresh Mokashi is a name that Marathi audience is familiar with thanks to his films Harishchandrachi Factory and Elizabeth Ekadashi. He is now back with his latest film, Chi Va Chi Sau Ka. Appearing to be quite in contrast with his work in the past, the film is produced by Nikhil Sane and is written by Paresh Mokashi and Madhugandha Kulkarni. The music is by Narendra Bhide while Sudhir Palsane is the DOP and Abhijeet Deshpande is the editor. While Lalit Prabhakar and Mrinmayee Godbole play the leads, the rest of the cast includes Supriya Pathak, Jyoti Subhash, Sharmishtha Raut, Pournima & Bharat Ganeshpure among others.Continue reading “Chi Va Chi Sau Ka: Trailer”

Jaundya Na Balasaheb: Trailer

jaundya-na-balasaheb-poster-2Actor-writer Girish Kulkarni turns director with the Marathi film Jaundya Na Balasaheb that’s due for release this Friday (7th October). Produced by Ajay-Atul, Poonam Shende, Vinay Ganu, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni and Girish Kulkarni, the film has music by Ajay-Atul. Featuring Girish Kulkarni, Sai Tamhankar, Vibhavari Deshpande, Reema Lagoo, Mohan Joshi, Bhau Kadam etc, the cinematography is by H.M.Ramachandra while Abhijeet Deshpande is the editor. Continue reading “Jaundya Na Balasaheb: Trailer”

Wazir: A Quick Review

Wazir PosterAmitabh Bachchan doesn’t need to do any roles in Hollywood. Being in Bollywood, the Big B has already superseded the Big H. Most of the action heroes in Hollywood (read Stallone, Arnold, Costner) still rely on their brawn to showcase their ‘angry young men’ image. While AB has smoothly transitioned from a ‘ Deewar’ and ‘Agneepath’ to a ‘Piku’ and ‘Paa’. His metamorphosis from a superstar to a super-actor seems to be complete with ‘Vazir’. Moreover, one more song in his baritone voice is a treat.Continue reading “Wazir: A Quick Review”

Wazir Movie Review: Quite Watchable Despite a Very Predictable Plot

thequint-2016-01-2ac76806-b41b-47d6-8f77-7d38b8147b36-WazirWazir gets its atmospherics spot on. The chessboard metaphor for real-life shenanigans of loss, longing and revenge is beaming with promise and purpose, the players in the game are up to the task, and the editor on the editing table respects your time for once. But alas, all of this wonderful premise is bogged down by a curiously unidimensional and predictable plot. More on that later. But to begin with, it’s a relief to see a Hindi film with visible signs of a plot after a considerably long time. No, I am not being sarcastic – just look up the list of major releases that you have had in the last couple of months. So, being an eternal optimist that I am, I straightaway declare Wazir to be a decently good omen to begin the New Year. *Touchwood*.Continue reading “Wazir Movie Review: Quite Watchable Despite a Very Predictable Plot”

Wazir Movie Review: A Failed Gambit.

One thing that is undeniable about Bejoy Nambiar is the fact that he is talented. But, a common complaint about his works so far is that they have been visually appealing, but lacking meat. Shaitan for example, started off with a bang, but ran out of steam halfway and fizzled out rather meekly. David was an interesting experiment in storytelling, but fell apart due to the poor writing, especially in the case of Vikram’s plotline. But that being said, both movies had the stamp of a maker, who wasn’t afraid to acknowledge that he possessed his own style. And there is a method to his flashiness, unlike that of a Sanjay Gupta or a Rohit Shetty. So when he decided to combine his visual flair, with the solid writing talents of Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi in Wazir, it created a lot of anticipation for the project, but does it live up to the expectations of a discerning audience?Continue reading “Wazir Movie Review: A Failed Gambit.”

Baji Movie Review: Desi Phantom Tale Which Leaves You Asking for More

Nikhil Mahajan’s Pune 52 was one of the most promising Marathi films in recent times as it hit all the right chords in terms of the film’s promotion. Unfortunately the end result was a little disappointing & hence I was quite curious as to what would he come up with next. Right from the time his second directorial venture Baji was announced, I was quite intrigued. Like a lot of you even I have grown up on a staple diet of super hero and vigilante figures, relished via comics and films. So a Marathi superhero film featuring a popular actor in the lead sounded more than welcome to me. I was also interested in finding out if Nikhil Mahajan has managed to make up for the lost opportunity that he had (with Pune 52) this time with Baji. The teaser, trailer and songs all turned out to be good respectively, increasing my expectations from the film. So now that the film has been seen how would I describe it? Does it live up to expectations and does Nikhil Mahajan excel in giving Marathi Cinema a true blue super hero film?Continue reading “Baji Movie Review: Desi Phantom Tale Which Leaves You Asking for More”

Baji: Theatrical Trailer

Baji PosterAfter the successful release of his Marathi production, Poshter Boyz, Shreyas Talpade will be also seen as an actor in Marathi Cinema with Baji, touted as Marathi Cinema’s first superhero film. Directed by Nikhil Mahajan of Pune 52 fame, the film is produced by Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Amit Ahirrao, Suhrud Godbole, Hrishikesh Kulkarni and Nikhil Mahajan. Based on an original story by Nikhil Mahajan and Suhrud Godbole, the dialogues are by Shrirang Godbole. Baji has Amruta Khanvilkar playing the female lead and Jitendra Joshi as the antagonist and the music is by Atif Afzal.Continue reading “Baji: Theatrical Trailer”

Elizabeth Ekadashi Movie Review: Heart-tugging Tale Devoid of Emotional Manipulation

Paresh Mokashi literally stormed his way across film circles and made a name with Harischandrachi Factory (2010), a film which brought back Marathi Cinema under the spotlight. A biopic on the father of Indian Cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, it highlighted the journey which saw him emerge as a filmmaker amidst all odds, in the process making ‘Raja Harischandra’, India’s first motion picture. What I liked in particular about the film was the mild undercurrent of humour in the film, despite being a period film on an important personality. No wonder that after Shwaas (2004), this went on to become the 2nd Marathi film ever to be India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. Hence I was always curious to know what Paresh would come up with next after making such an impressive debut film. It took some time before I got to eventually hear of his second outing, Elizabeth Ekadashi but when I was looking at the names of this year’s films that have made it to the Indian Panorama at IFFI-Goa, I was quite happy.Continue reading “Elizabeth Ekadashi Movie Review: Heart-tugging Tale Devoid of Emotional Manipulation”

Baji: First Look Theatrical Trailer

Baji Marathi MovieAfter Aai Shappath (2006) Shreyas Talpade returns with a bang to Marathi Cinema both as a producer and as an actor. With his home production Poshter Boyz releasing this weekend he also features in and as Baji,touted as Marathi Cinema’s first superhero film. Directed by Nikhil Mahajan of Pune 52 fame, the film is produced by Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Amit Ahirrao, Suhrud Godbole, Hrishikesh Kulkarni and Nikhil Mahajan. Based on an original story by Nikhil Mahajan and Suhrud Godbole, the dialogues are by Shrirang Godbole. Baji has Amruta Khanvilkar playing the female lead and Jitendra Joshi as the antagonist and the music is by Atif Afzal.Continue reading “Baji: First Look Theatrical Trailer”