Zhalla Bobhata Marathi Movie Review: The Tale Of A Chaotic Village

After watching the first few minutes of director Anup Jagdale‘s Zhalla Bobhata, one really cannot decipher the story the film intends to tell or where it is headed towards. There is a village that has won the Best Village award even as villagers ironically continue to face water scarcity and other issues. The corrupt Sarpanch (Kamlesh Sawant), his aide (Sanjay Khapre), an influential politician (Teja Deokar) and the village bumpkin Dinu (Bhau Kadam) are some of the characters the film introduces us to during this while. Continue reading “Zhalla Bobhata Marathi Movie Review: The Tale Of A Chaotic Village”

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”

Half Ticket Marathi Movie Review: An Honest Adaptation that’s Thankfully Not Half Hearted

Of late Marathi cinema seems to have taken a big liking towards remaking films from the South and all kinds of films across genres are being attempted with an idea of striking it big in Marathi as well. For every Classmates (remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Classmates) which is a success there are also films like Vrundavan (remake of the Telugu hit Brindavanam) and Shutter (remake of the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie by the same name) which didn’t really hit the bulls eye. So when I first heard of Samit Kakkad’s attempt at remaking Kaakka Muttai in Marathi, I was a little sceptical to be honest. It wasn’t that I did not believe in Samit’s intentions, but considering that Kaakka Muttai has been one of the best Tamil/Indian films in recent times, winning critical acclaim as well achieving commercial success, repeating the act in Marathi looked difficult to me. A chat with Samit when the first look poster of Half Ticket was unveiled did give me some hope for sure.Continue reading “Half Ticket Marathi Movie Review: An Honest Adaptation that’s Thankfully Not Half Hearted”

Half Ticket Marathi Movie : Trailer

Half Ticket is a remake of Kakka Muttai – the Tamil film which had won a lot of accolades when it was released a few years back. It had impressed the classes as well as the masses. The story of two impoverished slum boys with a lot of hope and charm, struck a chord with everyone.Half ticket still

The basic story remains the same, but the setting has been shifted to Mumbai. Half Ticket is about the rising economic inequality in India and how it affects underprivileged children.The official plot outline says: A story of the ‘Have Nots’ struggling to survive in a world of ‘Haves’. The film has been directed by Samit Kakkad who has made Aayna Ka Baayna before, while the screenplay has been adapted into Marathi by Dnyanesh Zoting. The camera department is helmed by Sanjay Memane popular for his work in Shwaas. The two children in the lead role are Shubham More and Vinayak Potdar. Priyanka Bose, Bhau Kadam and Usha Naik also star in the film. Nanu Jaisinghani of Video Palace has produced the film and Foxstar Studios are distributing it.

Half Ticket is slated to release on 22nd July, 2016. Check out its trailer: Continue reading “Half Ticket Marathi Movie : Trailer”

Timepass 2 Marathi Movie Review: A Bad And Pointless Sequel

timepass_two_ver8_xlgThe last few years has seen Marathi cinema churn adolescent love stories with an amazing regularity. One such film was director Ravi Jadhav’s Timepass featuring Prathamesh Parab and Ketaki Mategaonkar in the lead roles. Given the immense success, popularity & the open ending of the film, it was evident that a sequel of the film would soon be made. And thus, Ravi Jadhav is back with the sequel Timepass 2, a year later after the original was made.Continue reading “Timepass 2 Marathi Movie Review: A Bad And Pointless Sequel”

Timepass 2: Trailer

Timepass 2 Poster 2Timepass which released in early 2014 went on to become the all time biggest blockbuster in Marathi Cinema (with Lai Bhaari breaking it’s record later in the year) making writer-director Ravi Jadhav all the more popular. The film which spoke of the romance between 2 teenagers, Dagdu (Prathamesh Parab) and Prajakta (Ketaki Mategaonkar) was loosely based on Shaiju Mathew’s book-Knocked Up. Now Ravi Jadhav takes the story forward with the sequel, Timepass 2. Dagdu (Priyadarshan Jadhav) and Prajakta (Priya Bapat) have now grown up and their romance continues. Produced by EsselVision Productions and Athaansh Communications, Timepass 2 has music by Chinar & Mahesh while Vasudeo Rane is the DOP and Jayant Jathar the editor.Continue reading “Timepass 2: Trailer”