Movie: Faster Fene
Duration: 130 min.
Studio / Presenter: Mumbai film Company, Zee Studios
Producer(s): Genelia Deshmukh, Mangesh Kulkarni
Director: Aditya Sarpotdar
Cast: Amey Wagh, Parna Pethe, Girish Kulkarni, Dilip Prabhavalkar
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke
Detective stories are not new to Hindi Films or television. Even in Marathi few years ago, we saw a film like ‘Pune 52‘, which was based on a detective. Latest released Marathi film ‘Faster Fene‘ inspired by Late B.R.Bhagwat’s short stories and developed by Kshitij Patwardhan and directed by Aditya Sarpotdar is a detective story with a difference. It literally takes the audience on a fast track, while uncovering a biggest education scam.
In this film Banesh Fene( Amey Wagh) a youngster who comes to Pune to appear for Medical Entrance Exam, takes halt at Old Writer Bhagwat ‘s ( Dilip Prabhavalkar) house known to his family and is required to extend his stay there to detect a biggest education scam. Actually, at the exam centre Fene comes across another student Dhanesh Lanjekar , who seems to be all prepared for the exams. But, next day, when Fene is about to leave for his home town, he reads a newspaper story about the sad news of Dhanesh committing suicide. Out of curiosity, he decides to stay back and with his hobby of detecting the strange happenings, starts investigating the cause of Dhanesh’s death.
In his endeavor he finds support from his childhood friend turned trainee journalist Aboli( Parna Pethe), an auto rickshaw driver Ambadas ( Siddharth Jadhav ) and a street child Bhu Bhu ( Shubham More )who is offered shelter by Mr. Bhagwat. There are many interesting happenings in this film, while Fene encounters the most dangerous middle man involved in the biggest education scam Appa ( Girish Kulkarni ) . Screenplay and dialogue writer Kshitij Patweardhan and director Aditya Sarpotdar have very cleverly succeeded in uncovering the scam with the help of their main character of Fene. What is more appreciating is the subject dealt in this film, which is very timely.
There is no doubt that Amey Wagh who has all round experience of stage, television and films has given his best in the lead role, but Girish Kulkarni as a villain in this film is highly impressive. But, his role has been extended more than required in the second half of the film, especially in the scene while travelling in a PMT bus. Good support comes from artistes Dilip Prabhavalkar, Siddharth Jadhav, Parna Pethe, Shubham More, Shrikant Yadav and others. This film does not have a single song, but the background music by Troy Arif is remarkable and so is the sound design by Pramod Chandorkar and Pranay Pansare. Art Director Nikhil Kovale and photographer Milind Jog have also helped to make this film more presentable. Certainly a worth watch film. Don’t miss it.