Supposedly inspired by the novel A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve, Lal Jose‘s Malayalam movie Classmates (2006) about a group of classmates from college turning up for a reunion 14 years after their final year, was a smashing success. It went on to be remade in Tamil (Ninaithale Inikkum) and Telugu (Classmates) and neither versions could repeat the success of the Malayalam version. Now Aditya Ajay Sarpotdar who made the enjoyable Narbachi Wadi (2013), returns with the Marathi remake of the film, also called as Classmates itself. Produced by Suresh Pai, this version is written by Sameer Vidwans and Kshitij Patwardhan and is slated for release on 16th January, 2015.Continue reading “Classmates (Marathi Movie): Trailer”
Narbachi Waadi, a Marathi comedy film from the banner of Film Farm Pvt. Ltd. has been officially selected to compete at the upcoming 12th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF). Narbachi Waadi is an adaption of the famous play “Shajjano Bagan” by Manoj Mitra. The movie stars Dilip Prabhavalkar, Manoj Joshi, Kishori Shahane and is directed by Aditya Sarpotdar. The movie will be screened under the Marathi Feature Film competition section. Only 7 movies have been selected in the Marathi feature competition. Narbachi Waadi received enormous critical acclaim and was a box office success.Continue reading “Film Farm’s Marathi film ‘Narbachi Waadi’ to compete at the 12th PIFF”
Yet another hectic and eventful year at the movies comes to an end. Every year we see films which we love, hate, abhor, feel indifferent towards. And this year has been no indifferent.
As the year draws to an end, every film buff (including yours truly) loves making a compilation of films under various such categories (good films, bad films etc)
As a movie buff this year too was no different. There were some films, which made for pleasurable viewing while some films induced sheer boredom and made for a rather tedious viewing. Regional cinema (esp. Tamil and Malayalam films) in my opinion once again reiterated that they are churning out films which are different from the regular fares, yet makes for some good viewing while being commercially viable .
Besides there were a lot of foreign language films which made all the right noises amongst movie buffs and the film festival circuits.
So here goes my list of best films in the foreign films and regional cinema section.
Too many films and too little time has been the bane of every film buff. As always there were quite a few films I wanted to watch but could not due to various reasons. So in case you do not find a particular favourite of yours mentioned in this list, kindly excuse me. 🙂
Continue reading “My Best Of Regional and World Cinema In 2013”
I was not very keen to watch Narbachi Wadi, but an ass#$#e friend dragged me. Well he also paid for my ticket and I thought what the f$%k, let’s go. At the most it could be another piece of shit. May be this time in Marathi, and at least I can sleep for 2 hours in the comfort of the air conditioner. Continue reading “Narbachi Wadi Movie Review: Old World charm works for this Marathi Film”