Category: Friday Cha Phatka

Scarred by Sarkar 3

In the days of VHS, we would trust our video store guy for his recommendations. Knowing my dad’s affinity to Scorsese films, he recommended Siva. ‘Very interesting film sir. Naya director hai!’ So we rented it. I didn’t understand anything,…

Nagrik: Marathi film review

Marathi cinema has never shied away from making political statements. We’ve had a legacy of films that bring out (or attempt to) the dirty realities of politics – Jabbar Patel’s Sinhasan, Shrabani Deodhar’s Sarkarnaama, Chandrakant Kulkarni’s Aajcha Divas Majha etc. …

Movie review: Lai Bhaari

When it comes to Marathi cinema, there’s always been a great divide between meaningful cinema & absolute commercial cinema. Commercial cinema was limited to slapstick comedy and stories with a devotional twist. Production value was often weak and there was…

Fandry: A must watch

It’s Valentines’ Day. We’re going for our dose of romance, painted bright fuchsia, steeped in sugar-water and sprinkled with rose-petals. But there’s a Marathi film, a love story in theaters this V-Day that’s painted rustic brown, steeped in sweat and…