Duration: 120 min.
Studio/presenter: Everest Entertainment, Ganraj Productions
Producer(s): Gopal Taiwade Patil, Vaishnavi Jadhav
Director: Hemant Dhome
Writer: Hemant Dhome
Cinematographer (DOP): Milind Jog
Cast: Jitendra Joshi, Aiket Vishwasrao, Akshay Tanksale, Parna Pethe, Neha Joshi, Rasika Sunil, Vikram Gokhale
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke
The strength of Marathi films is growing day by day. Besides offering good subjects, Marathi film makers are also paying attention on technical aspects, to offer a quality film. And, the best example is latest released Marathi film ‘Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar‘. Set on the backdrop of a village ‘Kharbujewadi’ based at the foothills of a historical Fort of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Off Satara, the film revolves around a young Sarpanch of the village Nanasaheb Deshmukh( Jitendra Joshi) who wants to preserve the beauty of the Fort in his village, with the help of his two friends Pandurang alias Panda Seth( Aniket Vishwasrao) and Shivraj Vahadne( Akshay Tanksale) and they start a campaign to keep the fort clean, by prohibiting encroachments.
Instead of just supporting the Politicians representing their area, Nanasaheb’s friends suggest him to contest the elections and become MLA, so that he could use his power in preserving the Forts of Shivaji Maharaj. They make an effort to meet Dy.CM Vandana tai (Ashwini Kalsekar) , to get the ticket for Nanasaheb. However, she suggests Nanasaheb to not only raise funds, but also do something, which would invite the attention of Party’s High Command. So, the three friends strike with an Idea and prepare to go to London to bring back the sword of Shivaji Maharaj from the museum of England. They do visit London and also return home with the sword, but the Opposition leader Bapusaheb Ghadge ( Vikram Gokhale) is approached by Nanasaheb’s rival from the village Shamsher Patil.
Both the Politicians play their political games, for their personal benefit. Realizing their mistake, Nanasaheb and his two friends begin with the good work of preserving the heritage of the fort in their village and set an ideal before the villagers. The film does hits out at the proposed construction of memorial of Shivaji Maharaj. Instead, the film suggests to preserve the heritage of all historical Forts in Maharashtra and beautify them, to make them tourist spots.
The screenplay of this film and dialogues are highly impressive, besides the story idea, which makes ‘Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar‘ film not only inspiring and meaningful but also entertaining. The film’s climax has been stretched a little longer, which is the only drawback of this film. But, all in all this film is a worth watch. Hemant Dhome has emerged as the talented film maker on his debut. He seemed to have studied the psychology of the Marathi film lovers, as he has offered what was expected from him.
Besides direction, Hemant Dhome has also played an effective negative role. Jitendra Joshi as Nanasaheb is simply superb, as he has proved his ability of being a versatile actor. He finds good support from Aniket Vishwasrao and Akshay Tanksale. There is nothing much for female characters in this male oriented film; but, Neha Joshi, Parna Pethe and Rasika Sunil( ‘Majhya Navryachi Baiko’ TV serial fame), have made their presence felt, through their respective characters. Good support also comes from Ashwini Kalsekar, Vikram Gokhale, Anant Jog and others. Other plus points of this film are its suitable music by Amitraj and wonderful camera work by Milind Jog , who has captured the beauty of historical fort with aerial photography and also beauty and cleanliness of London city through his lenses very well.