Aamhi Doghi Movie Review: Priya Bapat gives career-best performance in this moving tale of womanhood

The promos of Aamhi Doghi would have you believe that the film is only about the relationship between two women – a young, confident and frank Saavi (Priya Bapat) and a shy, traditional and calm Ammi. The title of the film also suggests the same. The film, though, is only partly about the camaraderie between the two. The trailer of last week’s Gulabjaam had almost reduced the layered and touching film to a slapstick comedy. Aamhi Doghi’s case is somewhat of the opposite kind. The promos had raised my hopes sky high, but the film didn’t turn out to be as good. That is not to say that the film lacks nuance, I was only expecting it to be something different.Continue reading “Aamhi Doghi Movie Review: Priya Bapat gives career-best performance in this moving tale of womanhood”

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”

Happy Journey Marathi Movie Review : A Journey That’s Worth Taking

Often in the rat race called life, so consumed and engrossed are we in the quest to earn money and the comforts of a better life that we often overlook the small things in life that give us joy. So consumed we are by the desire to live a better life that we rarely take a breather and spend some time in solace or in the company of our near and dear ones.

Happy Journey tells the story of one such individual Niranjan (Atul Kulkarni) who has been working since a very young age in Dubai. This has alienated him from his family including his younger sister Janaki (Priya Bapat) , although she remembers him fondly and misses his presence. Often putting his family first and not being able to fulfil his personal desires has also made Niranjan cynical and bitter. Several years later, Niranjan and Janaki meet under some unusual circumstances giving them a chance to rediscover their relationship. They decide to embark on a roadtrip with the intent to mend their relationship and have an adventure of their own. What happens along the journey forms the crux of the film.Continue reading “Happy Journey Marathi Movie Review : A Journey That’s Worth Taking”

Happy Journey: Trailer

Happy Journey Poster 2Sachin Kundalkar who is known for his National Award winning Marathi films Nirop (2007) and Gandha (2009) went on to make his Bollywood entry with Aiyyaa (2012), an attempt that did not yield the desired results. He is now back with a Marathi film, Happy Journey which is produced by Sanjay Chhabria. Featuring Atul Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Pallavi Subhash, Siddhartha Menon etc, the film talks about a journey undertaken by a brother and sister in a caravan. The music is by Karan Kulkarni while Rangarajan Ramabadran is the DOP and Jayant Jathar the editor.Continue reading “Happy Journey: Trailer”

Kaksparsh-Trailer

After working together in back to back Marathi films, Mee Shivajeraje Bhosale Boltoy and Fakt Ladh Mana, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sachin Khedekar join hands again with Kaksparsh. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and based on a story by Usha Datar, the screenplay and dialogues have been written by Girish Joshi. Continue reading “Kaksparsh-Trailer”

Kaksparsh-Trailer

After working together in back to back Marathi films, Mee Shivajeraje Bhosale Boltoy and Fakt Ladh Mana, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sachin Khedekar join hands again with Kaksparsh. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and based on a story by Usha Datar, the screenplay and dialogues have been written by Girish Joshi. Continue reading “Kaksparsh-Trailer”