Marathi Cinema and its Children

marathi cinema childrenBack in 2011 in my attempt to chronicle the new wave of marathi films I wasn’t able to find a common feature or attribute that these films can be identified with. But now if you look back over the marathi films that have been made since then it becomes apparent that many of these filmmakers have preferred to tell their stories through children. Mind you, marathi filmmakers have chosen to make films ‘about’ children than films ‘for’ children. Including Shwaas (2004) , the film that kick-started the re-birth of quality marathi cinema, the list of films about children is certainly quite long with the prominent ones among them being Tingya, Vihir, Shala, Balak Palak, Fandry and the newly released Killa.Continue reading “Marathi Cinema and its Children”

Poshter Boyz (2014) Movie Review: A Good Idea Ruined By Poor Execution

Jagan Deshmukh (Dilip Prabhvalkar) a highly respected elderly person, Sadanand Kulkarni (Hrishikesh Joshi) a respected school teacher and Arjun ( Aniket Vishwasrao) a hot tempered youngster are residents of Wadner village located in the district of Maharashtra. These people are living a peaceful life when the son in law to be of Jagan Deshmukh calls off the wedding with Jagan’s daughter. On the other hand Sadanand’s wife wants to file for a divorce and Arjun’s father in law to be (Uday Sabnis) refuses to let his daughter Kalpana (Pooja Sawant) get married to Arjun and thus these three people find their lives turned upside down all of a sudden. It soon turns out that the photos of these three men are accidentally printed on a Government ad promoting vasectomy and this has caused the turmoil in their lives and is responsible for them facing humiliation. Enraged by this, the three men set out to find the people responsible for this act and to set things right before it is too late.Continue reading “Poshter Boyz (2014) Movie Review: A Good Idea Ruined By Poor Execution”

Yellow Movie Review : An Ardent Film on An Inspirational True Story

Yellow, directed by Mahesh Limaye, came out last week. After watching the film, I had an epiphany about two things. One, that Marathi cinema is on a roll with a peachy streak of films (read Fandry). And two, in India we make a flummoxing number of films with disabled characters. With the increasing number of such films, filmmakers are trying to approach them with calculated nuances and fresh fervor. Yellow is one such example, which cuts the tirades and manipulations, just tells a story instead, taking good care of the mainstream space it wants to dive in. Produced by Riteish Deshmukh and Uttung Thakur, Yellow gets the required unswerving support for it to look good and reach out to a large audience. Deshmukh, whose recent slate of stillborn films is doing a fairly good job as a Marathi producer, following up with this one after Balak Palak.

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Trailer of Marathi Film: Yellow

Yellow Marathi MovieFrom the producers of Balak Palak, Riteish Deshmukh and Uttung Hitendra Thakur comes their next Marathi film, Yellow. Supposedly based on a real story, Yellow is directed by Mahesh Limaye and features Mrinal Kulkarni, Upendra Limaye, Rishikesh Joshi, Manoj Joshi etc. The film is written by Amber Hadap, Ganesh Pandit & Mahesh Limaye while Mahesh Limaye is also the DOP as well.Continue reading “Trailer of Marathi Film: Yellow”