Sunday, May 30, 2010


Movie Review “Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho”

Genre: Drama, Social

Director: Mahesh Manjarekar

Story: Mahesh Manjarekar

Dialogues: Deepak Kulakrni

Producer: Sanjay Chabaria, Ashwami Manjarekar, Satya Manjarekar

Banner: Eros Entertainment

Language: Marathi

Star Cast: Bharat Jadhav, Siddharth Jadhav, Saksham Kulkarni, Gauri Vaidya, Kranti Redkar, Sachin Khedekar, Vaibhav Mangale, Kamalakar Satpute, Vijay Kenkare, and others

Music: Ajay – Atul - Samir

Release Date: 15 January 2010

After hugely successful “Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Bolatoy”, Mahesh Manjarekar and his team came back with “Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho”. The movie undermines the pathetic education system has been running in India for decades. Although we all survived it in our time, but concerning part is instead of improving it this system is going down in a deep hole. Many kids are not able to handle this pressure and attempting suicides every now and then. This movie talks about the rubbish education system we have and how the parents themselves piling on the pressure on their kids.

This is a story of a father (played by Bharat Jadhav) who ignores the talent of his son (Saksham Kulkarni) in Cricket. He want his son to study hard; so that he would make good career and good life instead of running behind distant dream of playing cricket for career. He tries to push his son to his limits so that he will earn scholarship. But his son’s heart is not in studies, he just loves cricket. So the son inevitably fails. His father, who has so many expectations from his son, could not take this and gets violent. And in this violent streak he accidently hurts his son to go in coma. After almost losing his son forever the father realizes his mistakes. And he starts to spread this message to other parents, to teachers, and to authorities, that recognize the inner talent of your kids and encourage them develop that. Not everyone has to be engineer and doctors.

The movie has good social message going on. But as a movie it is not that great. It has some high points and some very low points. It isn’t consistent throughout. I think screenplay could have better. It felt like story unfinished and climax unconvincing.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 5 out of 10.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Must Watch Movies .......... Part 8

71. Natrang - Marathi (2010)

Director: Ravi Jadhav

Writer:Ravi Jadhav (ScreenPlay), Dr. Anand Yadav (Novel)

Music: Ajay - Atul

Genre: Drama, Musical, Social
Cast:Atul Kulkarni, Sonalee Kulkarni, Vibhavari Deshpande, Kishor Kadam, Priya Berde, and others

watch it for Atul Kulakarni's acting, Sonalee Kulakarni's beauty and Ajay-Atul's Music.......

72. Checkmate - Marathi (2008)

Director, Writer and Cinematographer: Sanjay Jadhav
Producer: Kanchan Satpute, Chandrashekhar Mahamunj
Genre: Mystery, comedy
Cast: Ankush Chaudhari, Sanjay Narvekar, Swapnil Joshi, Rahul Mehendale, Vinay Apte, Anand Abhankar, Sonali Khare and others

Music: Sunil Kaushik

One of the best films in Marathi in technical aspects.......

73. Jogwa - Marathi (2009)

Director: Rajiv Patil

Producer: Shripal Morakhia

Music: Ajay - Atul
Genre: Drama, Social
Cast: Upendra Limaye, Mukta Barve, Vinay Apte, Kishor Kadam, Aditi Deshpande, Priya Berde, Pramod Pawar, Amita Khopkar, Prashant Patil, Chinmay Mandlekar and Others........

74. Harishchandrachi Factory- Marathi (2010)

Director & Writer: Paresh Mokashi

Producer: Ronnie Screwalla, Smiti Kanodia, Paresh Mokashi
Genre: Bigraphical, Drama
Cast: Nandu Madhav, Vibhavari Deshpande, Mohit Gokhale, Atharva Karve, Dilip Joglekar, Ketan Karande, Sandip Pathak and Others

Music: Narendra Bhide

Watch how movie business started in India..

75. Agneepath – Hindi (1990)

Director: Mukul Anand
Writers: Kader Khan (Dilogues), Santosh Saroj (Screenply)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam, Danny Denzongpa, Alok Nath, Rohini Hattangadi, Tinnu Anand, Vikram Gokhale, Archana Puran Singh, Sharat Saxena, and others

76. A Mighty Heart- English (2007)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writers:John Orloff (ScreenPlay), Mariane Pearl (Book)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Irfan Khan and others

77. Mystic River – English (2003)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Brian Helgeland
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laura Linney and others........

78. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone – English (2001)

Director: Chris Columbus

Producer: David Heyman

Writer: Steve Kloves (ScreenPlay), J.K. Rowling (Novel)
Genre: Children, Magic, Thriller
Cast: Daniel Redcliff, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Ian Hart and Others........

79. Righteous Kill – English (2008)

Director: Jon Avnet

Writer: Russel Gewirtz

Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg and others........

80. The Da Vinci Code – English (2006)

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Akiva Goldsman, Dan Brown (Novel)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, History,
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian Mckellen, Alfred Mollina, Paul Bettany and others.......

Monday, May 10, 2010


Movie Review “Jogawa”

Genre: Drama

Director: Rajiv Patil

Producer: Shripal Morakhia

Presenter: IDream Productions Pvt. Ltd.

Language: Marathi

Star Cast: Upendra Limaye, Mukta Barve, Vinay Aapate, Amita Khopkar, Kishor Kadam, Sharvari and others

Music: Ajay – Atul

Although we all are moving towards globalization rapidly every day, thanks to various means of communications. There are still many villages in India which performs rituals come out of superstitions regularly. “Jogawa” is a movie which enlightens one such ritual or superstition which is still going on in villages. The movie is directed by Rajiv Patil who’s earlier films “Savarkhed Ek Gaon” and “Sanai Chaughade” appreciated by people. But this time he comes up with much more hard hitting story. It is a story of people who called as “Jogatin” and “Jogata” who m their family given up on the name of goddess to serve her. But the society treats them inhumanly and looks at them as mere sex objects.

The story happens in village where there is strong influence of Goddess ‘Yelamma’. And this influence is used by some people for their own cause on people who believe in these superstitions. Like the central characters of the movie Tayappa (played by Upendra Limaye) and Suli (played by Mukta Barve). When Suli’s mother found knots while combing her she was suggested she should be made ‘Jogatin’, and serve the goddess. Same with Tayappa when his father (played by Vinay Aapte) found out that Tayappa passing blood while urinating. He forced him to be a Jogata. Now he has to act like woman, ware cloths like woman and serve the goddess.

Both of them enjoyed the new environment for sometime but soon the society try to exploit them. They find solace in each other’s company and found love. And this is unthinkable and impermissible for any ‘Jogata’ and ‘Jogatin’. So the story is how they fight against the superstition and find their way.

The movie already won many National Awards. We can see some brilliant performance in the movie. Upendra Limaye, Mukta Barve were brilliant so was all the actors. Rajiv Patil comes up with his best work yet. Technically the movie is 10 0n 10. Good cinematography and good music by Ajay – Atul which enhance the movie experience and made it more believable.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 9 out of 10.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Marathi Mulagi in Bollywood .......... Part 4

25. Smita Patil

26. Shubha Khote

27. Shobhana Samarth

28. Shilpa Shirodkar

29. Shashikala

30. Seema Deo

31. Renuka Shahane

32. Rakhee Sawant