Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (The dagger pierced the heat)
There are movies and then there are masterpieces. Movies comprise actors.. masterpieces comprise the characters portrayed with perfection. The masterpiece – KKG – is an experience where the central character is music, that too classical music. Moreover, it has many firsts. Shankar Mahadevan’s acting debut, Subodh Bhave’s directorial debut, Sakshi Tanvar’s Marathi film debut and Sachin Pilgaonkar playing a classical singer for the first time! The 4 ‘S’ weave’ an experience of a lifetime, that is well peppered with drama, music, cinematography and dialogues.Continue reading “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali: A Quick Review”
Actor Subodh Bhave known for his performances in films such as Balgandharva, Anumati, Aiyya and Touring Talkies among others turns director with Katyar Kaljat Ghusali.
Based on a classic Marathi play written by Purushottam Darvekar, the film tells the story of a state in which the king organizes a competition to choose a Raj Gayak (Court Singer). The competition sees two veteran musicians belonging to different gharanas – a Hindu Pandit (Shankar Mahadevan) and a Muslim singer Khan Saab (Sachin Pilgaonkar) compete against each other. And the competition results in an emotional drama that brings out the various shades of all the characters and their prejudices.
The film also stars Subodh Bhave, Amruta Khanvilkar, Mrunmayee Deshpande and Sakshi Tanwar among others. The music is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy while the story is written by Purushottam Darvekar and Prakash Kapadia (who has also written the screenplay of the film).
The film which is produced by Essel Vision and Ganesh Films is scheduled for a Diwali release on 13th November.