‘Shivya’ presents casual entertainer

Marathi Film Shivya
Rating: ★★
Genres: Youth
Censor: A
Duration: 120 min.
Studio/presenter: Sara Motion Pictures, Golden Petals Films, Karma Films, Rangmanch Entertainment
Producer(s): Dhwani Sakar Raut, Nilesh Ravindra Zope, MIhir Karkarey, Aashay Palekar
Director: Sakar Raut
Music: Manoj Tikariya
Writer: Sakar Raut, Nilesh Zope
Cinematographer (DOP): Amey Ranadive, Harshbir Singh Phool, Sanish Jairaj
Cast: Bhushan Pradhan, Sanskruti Balgude, Piyush Ranade, Vidyadhar Joshi, Uday Sabnis, Shubhangi Latkar
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke

‘As you sow, so shall you reap’. If the head of the house uses bad words in regular conversation, how can you expect his children to speak without abuses, when they grow older? Based on this theme, writer director Sakar Raut has presented the latest Marathi film ‘Shivya‘, the title of which clearly indicates the intention of making this film. So, in this film, we initially find Mr.Raghunath Sardesai( Vidyadhar Joshi) uttering bad language while speaking over phone with his colleague. In comes his wife ( Shubhangi Latkar), who intervenes and suggests him to stop using bad words and tells him that his son imitates him, using bad words against his teacher.

Bhushan Pradhan, Sanskruti Balgude. 'Shivya' Marathi Movie still

Bhushan Pradhan, Sanskruti Balgude. ‘Shivya‘ Marathi Movie still

When the son becomes a young man Raghav ( Bhushan Pradhan) , he is advised by his girlfriend Sharayu ( Sanskruti Balgude) , to desist from using bad language. In short, no woman like men using bad words, no matter under what circumstances. Raghav tries his best, but is not able to control his tongue. And, this lands him into trouble, as he uses bad words, while encountering Sharayu’s father. His close friend suggests him to use alternate words for such bad words. When Raghav is in the process controlling himself, a typical villain in the form of Vikram Sarpotdar( Piyush Ranade) appears in the story, to play predictable gimmicks to come in the way of Raghav and Sharayu.

With about 90 minutes of screenplay pushing this casual entertainer, it’s ‘all is well’ at the end. There is nothing very special in ‘Shivya‘ film, to write about, except for good performances by Bhushan, Sanskruti, Piyush and Shubhangi Latkar. Barring very few scenes, the other scenes have failed to create desired impact, as the makers of ‘Shivya‘ film have taken the liberty to use many bad words openly, as through the tag line of the film they clearly state that everybody uses bad words. But, all will not agree, especially the women folks. Music of the film is not very impressive and that is the biggest weakness of this film.

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