Movie: Thank U Vitthala
Duration: 130 min.
Studio / Presenter: M G K Productions
Producer(s): Govardhan Narayan Kale, Gaurav Govardhan Kale, Anjali Singh
Director: Devendra Shivaji Jadhav
Cast: Mahesh Manjrekar, Makarand Anaspure, Deepak Shirke, Kamalesh Sawant, Smita Shewale, Sunil Godbole, Pradeep Patwardhan, Kishore Chougule, Jaywant Wadkar
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke
In our day to day life we come across some people, who are not satisfied with their lives and they envy those, who possess money and power. Latest released Marathi film ‘Thank U Vitthala‘ presents one such character Haribhau Waghmare( Makarand Anaspure ) , who works as a Tiffin Carrier in the city of Mumbai . While delivering the Tiffins, Haribhau comes across many such people and feels that he should live like them. With the blessings of Lord Vithhala ( Mahesh Manjrekar) he gets three chances to experience the lives of three different characters. Not happy with any of them, finally he realises his mistake and decides to live as Haribhau . So, it’s all about self realisation.
This simple story of Haribhau is well presented by writer – director Devendra Jadhav with the help of M.Salim’s humour filled screenplay. There are many scenes which make audience think seriously about the happenings in our society, besides generating humour. At some places, the makers of this film have used the typical masala required for entertainment of masses, like the two item numbers inserted into the screenplay, which were not required for such type of theme in the film. But then, we have borrowed this style from Bollywood films. Few scenes in the film have been extended more than required communication between Haribhau and Vitthal. However, the overall film offers light entertainment with a timely message of ‘self realisation’.
Both Makarand Anaspure and Mahesh Manjrekar are the best choice for their respective roles in ‘Thank U Vitthala‘ film. Makarand in particular has excelled , while portraying variety of characters. Good support also comes from Mausami Tondwalkar, Abhijit Desai, Smita Shewale, Kamlesh Sawant, Purvi Bhave and many others. Music by Rohan Rohan is just fine. The film does offer light entertainment. In short, the theme of this film is good for a change.