We had seen the best from Subodh Bhave as an actor and director through the film ‘Katyar Kaljaat Ghusali‘. But, later, his films like ‘Bandh Nylon Che‘, ‘Fugay‘ and ‘Karar‘ were below expectations. However, one should not forget that Subodh Bhave carried with him the success of films like ‘Lokmanya‘,’Balgandharva‘ and few others. Moreover, he has never let down his directors or his well wishers, when it was judging his individual performance. He has always been at his best giving his 100% with total involvement into his character. Best example was his negative character in ‘BhoBho‘, which he performed very effectively. No wonder, he is still in demand, when a particular film maker is looking for a lead actor with spontaneity.
Incidentally, Subodh has two simultaneous releases ‘Hrudayantar‘ and ‘Conditions Apply‘ on coming Friday, followed by Govind Nihalani’s Marathi film ‘Tee Ani Itar‘ after a few days. There are three more films he has in hand. And, with experience of ‘Aiyya‘ in Hindi and ‘Pinneyam‘ in Malyalam, he has certainly raised the expectations of Marathi film lovers. Fortunately for him, all his three films due for release, have different subjects. So, can we call Subodh Bhave, the most popular actor today, in Marathi film industry ?