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.

Jackie 'MaushichiG@#$@' Shroff and his upcoming marathi film

Jackie Shroff has suddenly become a sensation on the internet with a hilarious video of his going viral yesterday. He has been trending on twitter and also a certain expletive used by him in the video. There is no point describing how outrageously funny it is. You just have to watch it to believe it! If you still haven’t seen the video here you go:-



On a slightly different note, Jackie Shroff is also playing a lead role in his second marathi film Hridaynath after Renuka Shahane‘s directorial debut Rita. This film set in the Konkan region is reportedly a story of how due to circumstances a school teacher turns into a gangster. Interesting for sure! Also, after having masterfully played a gangster in last year’s Tamil film Aaranya Kaandam, it would be interesting to know how he plays the role here. Aditya Pancholi will also be seen in a negative role here for his first marathi film. But what is worrying is that the other names behind the film are totally unknown. It is the first film of both the writer-director(Amar Gupte) and the producer(Nitesh Waghdhare). The poster of the film too looks quite ordinary with Urmila Matondkar in the middle which tells you that she would most probably dancing in an item number in the song.

But there are quite a few big names in the music of the film. Shankar Mahadevan, Adnan Sami and Sunidhi Chauhan have sung songs for the film composed by Santosh Mulekar who has been an arranger for A.R.Rahman.  Here’s a clipping of the song Tatya sung by Adnan Sami which describes Jackie’s character:-

Now, if the makers of Hridaynath are smart enough they should release the trailer of the film soon capitalising on the popularity of the above video. Till then, lets hope the movie has some innovative cuss words for Jackie’s character like the amazing ‘MaushiChiG#@$%’. 😀

The Ajay-Atul Phenomenon

With the Chikni-Chameli song getting popular(thanks to Katrina Kaif) composers Ajay-Atul have finally managed to get noticed in Bollywood. They have done work in Bollywood like Gayab, Singham & My Friend Pinto but this is probably the first time they have belt out a popular track which actually has the same tune as their Marathi song Kombadi Pallali. But they have been giving music in the Marathi film industry for quite a while now and have composed a number of good songs of wide variety. This post is not a review of their music, as my knowledge of music is pretty limited, but it is just an attempt to explore the music composed by them over the years which has made them hugely popular in Maharashtra.Continue reading “The Ajay-Atul Phenomenon”