Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
“Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Bolatoy”
Director: Santosh Manjarekar
Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Mahesh Manjarekar, Makarand Anaraspure, Siddharth Jadhav, Priya Bapat, Suchitra Bandekar, Abhijit Kelakar, Ganesh Yadav, Vidyadhar Joshi and others
Guest Appearance: Bharat Jadhav, Reema Lagu, Ankush Choudhary, Bharat Dabholkar
Music: Ajit, Samir, Atul
Releasing Date: 3rd April 2009
“Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Bolatoy” was most awaited and anticipated Marathi movie in long, long time. I wanted to watch the first day first show on Friday but I couldn’t as show was houseful till Sunday evening at Movie Time, Goregaon. So it tells that not only but many others were eager to watch the movie. And it was also due to the fact there were only 2 shows per day at Movie Time multiplex. As usual Marathi movies don’t get enough screens as multiplex or theatre owners claim that not many people turn up for Marathi movies. But after looking at this movie and its collection they should get assurance that Marathi movie has their own viewers.
As for the movie it is a must watch movie for not only Marathi people but also for non-Marathi people. As issue of non Marathi verses Marathi is really hot in Maharashtra today. This movie is able to give exact assessment of what Marathi common man is going through and what does he thinks about this issue. There is anger and uneasiness among Marathi people, they are feeling down, they are feeling outcast in their own homeland; but at the same time they understand that they can’t just beat people up and ask them to leave the state. They know this is not the solution but anger is still there and they don’t know what to do with it? This movie tells people what and how to do it through the medium of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
This movie answered many questions for common Marathi man. But also ask many questions which Marathi people were shying away from. As all Marathi people complains that all the business and all the top post are captured by non Marathi people. This question is answered in the movie with another question like who stopped Marathi people doing the same. Movie has bulk of social relevant message for Marathi people. And as it has Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s character in it, people automatically get inspirations, motivations.
Movie has lot of resemblance to “Lage raho Munnabhai”. As protagonist of this movie is using Shivaji Maharaj’s ideology instead of Mahatma Gandhi’s to get away through his troubled life. But it also has its own Marathi Tadka. Although it is not a cinematically genius movie it is still a must watch movie. There are many reasons for it first would be that it is highly entertaining as well as inspiring movie. But most important reason will be performance of Sachin Khedekar. He is outstanding in this movie. If anyone wants to know what is acting watch this movie this is what acting is all about. Lot of actors claim to be a perfectionist, but watch the performance of Sachin Khedekar as ‘Dinkar Bhosale’ and find out what actually perfection is. He shows that just saying your given lines while facing the camera or only showing some emotions on face is not acting. Acting also involves body language. He has tremendous sense of delivering dialogues that has to make impact on people.
All the other actors also did their job very well but Sachin Khedekar outsmarts them in many ways. Mahesh Manjarkar was very good but he could have been far better, it may be because I grown watching actors like Suryakant, Chandrkant as Shivaji Maharaj in many movies. And anyone else does not look proper fit now. Suchitra bandekar and priya bapat did great job; Siddharth Jadhav was in pure villain’s role first time. But what happens with him is that you keep anticipating that he might do some comic act any time. Makarand Anaraspure is able to create magic in his very small role.
I will suggest everyone must watch this movie at least once. If I have to rate this movie I will give 8 out of 10.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Will A R Rahman win an Oscar? For the answer we have to wait, watch and hope as no one knows that today. But two things are certain even today, that he is most deserving candidate to win this award and after winning ‘Golden Globe’ he is just inches away from the glory of Oscars. ‘Golden Globe’ is seen as precursor of Oscars. And Rahman has got strong will power of one billion people backing him and hoping for his success.
But thinking of Oscar we should not forget to celebrate this moment also as ‘Golden Globe’ is also one of the top most honor anybody can get in showbiz. So we can not underestimate his achievements and enjoy it irrespective of his winning the Oscar or not. He always mad all of us Indian proud but when he received such internationally acclaimed award we feel even more proud of him. He is musical genius and is a true ‘Mozart of India.’ He is brilliant at what he does and he is doing it consistently for about two decades now. His success lies in his versatility. He had created some unforgettable romantic, soulful composition but at the same time he is able to create many feet tapping numbers too. He has big fan following in India who always waiting for his next creation eagerly. He is the best and busiest music composer in India who always gives original music. The word original should be highlighted in bold letters as it is a big achievement of him when we are considering current Indian composers. Because many of the Indian composers’ inspirations come easily and so naturally that they never realized that they are copying someone else’s creation.
A R Rahman already won many national and international awards in his flourishing career. If you want to find out nearly unending list you can visit A R Rahman’s official website. And this list is going to be longer and longer in coming years. But ‘Golden Globe’ award is in many ways special for him and for Indian music as this will put both of them on the top of International music radar. Both of them get the recognition internationally what they deserve from long time. And if he wins Oscar it will be icing on the cake. Actually before this award I used to think why we wait for any international awards or Oscar for that matter. We have our own 1 billion people and awards of our own. Why do we care about Oscar so much? But I must admit watching A R Rahman winning the Golden Globe and accepting the award thrill me never the less. And it is the biggest talking point for not only news channels but for general public. And what was more thrilling and exciting was A R Rahman’s speech after winning the award. He didn’t forgot to thank one billion people of India because he knew how much it meant for Indians.
A R Rahman is in a true sense ambassador of India and Indian culture. He is down to earth, and humble although little bit of arrogance from his side would have been neglected by everyone as he on top of the world. So let’s cross our fingers and hope for the Oscar but he is already a winner in our hearts.
P.S. : Whenever I think of A R Rahman first thing comes to mind is the song ‘Vande Mataram’ sung and composed by A R Rahman. Whenever I listen to this song I always gets goose bump and I am sure all the Indian feel the same.