Dhyanimani Movie Review: Lost In Theatrics

Based on the popular play of the same name, Chandrakant Kulkarni’s Dhyanimani tells the story of Samir (Abhijeet Khandkekar) and Aparna (Mrunmayee Deshpande) who decide to visit Sada (Mahesh Manjrekar) – an ex-student of Samir’s father. Sada lives with his wife Shalini (Ashwini Bhave) and son Mohit in Roha and is working as a project manager for an upcoming resort. Mohit is gone for a picnic when Samir and Aparna arrive. Shalini pesters Sada to find where Mohit is when he does not return from the picnic even as the night beckons. But a shocking secret awaits everyone.Continue reading “Dhyanimani Movie Review: Lost In Theatrics”

Natsamrat (Marathi Movie): Trailer

Natsamrat PosterNana Patekar stars in Natsamrat which is an adaptation of the epic play by the legendary V.V. Shirwadkar. The film is about a celebrated Shakespearean actor – played by Nana Patekar – who has retired from stage but has a difficult time coping up with life away from the limelight of theatre.

It is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and stars Vikram Gokhale, Medha Manjrekar and Mrunmayee Deshpande among others. The screenplay has been adapted by Hemant Edlabadkar and Ajith V. Reddy has handled the camera department.

The film is slated to release on 1st January, 2016.

Here’s the trailer :

Katyar Kaljat Ghusali: Does the dagger make an impression?

Katyar Kaljat Ghusali is based on a famous Marathi play by the same name. The issue with remakes/ sequels is that they come in with lots of expectations. The original Marathi play, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali is considered as a milestone in the history of Marathi theatre and hence lots was expected from this film. It was brave of Subodh Bhave to choose such a project as for his debut as director. The trailer looked very promising, Shankar Mahadevan being the being the surprise element. Does the movie successfully recreate the magic of the play? Read on to find out.Continue reading “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali: Does the dagger make an impression?”

Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Marathi Movie Review: When Ego Overrides Talent

Katyar-Kaljat-Ghusali 1In one of the early scenes of the film, the king of Vishrampur showcases a dagger to his wife – an unusual gift for the person who will be appointed as a singer in the king’s court. In the king’s opinion, awarding the dagger to the musician will help to kill his ego and pride which often becomes the bane of many talented individuals and drives them towards self destruction.Continue reading “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Marathi Movie Review: When Ego Overrides Talent”

Katyar Kaljat Ghusali: A Quick Review

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”

Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Marathi Movie: Trailer

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 BhaveAmruta 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.

Meanwhile here’s the trailer of the film.

Bioscope (Marathi Movie) Trailer and teaser for each segment

Bioscope marathi filmThe trend of anthology films seems to have caught up with marathi cinema as well. Bioscope is a film having 4 short films inspired from 4 poems.

 

 

 

Gajendra Ahire’s ‘Dil-e-Nadaaan’ is based on Mirza Galib’s ghazal Dil-E-Nadaan which has Neena Kulkarni and Suhas Palshikar.

Ravi Jadhav’s ‘Mitra’ is based on poet Sandeep Khare’s poem which is close to Vijay Tendulkar’s story ‘Mitra Chi Goshta’ which has Veena Jamkar and Mrunmayee Deshpande in lead.

Girish Mohite’s ‘Baiil’ is based on poet Lokanath Yashwant’s poem by the same name and has Mangesh Desai and Smita Tambe in lead.

Viju Mane’s ‘Ek Hota Kau’ is based on poet Kishore Kadam’s poem by the same name and has Spruha Joshi and Kushal Badrike in lead.

And the trailer of the film:
Continue reading “Bioscope (Marathi Movie) Trailer and teaser for each segment”