Genres: Comedy Drama
Duration: 120 min.
Studio/presenter: Kings Creation, Digitechno Enterprise
Producer(s): Sainath Rajadhyaksha, Mahendranath
Director: Anup Jagdale
Music: A. V. Prafullachandra
Writer: Anup Jagdale
Cinematographer (DOP): Krishna Soren
Cast: Dilip Prabhavalkar, Sanjay Khapre, Kamlesh Sawant, Bhau Kadam, Mayuresh Pem, Reena Agrawal, Teja Devkar, Monalisa Bagal
Movie Review by: Ulhas Shirke
Over the years, Marathi films have always preferred village backdrop, whenever it was time to offer a situation based comedy. And, if the screenplay and dialogues were well suited to versatile artistes, who knew their timings well, such films were well appreciated by the audience. Latest released Marathi film ‘Zhalla Bobhata‘ directed by Anup Ashokrao Jagadale falls in this category. He has offered this film, story of which is written by him, keeping in mind two important words- ‘just entertainment‘.
Set on the backdrop of a beautiful picturesque village in Patan, in Satara District, the film begins with the love affair of two youngsters Pashya ( Mayuresh Pem ) and Priya ( Monalisa Bagal), but brings a sudden twist in the screenplay, with the happening of an event, when an old barber Appa ( Dilip Prabhavalkar) from the village hears the conversation between a man and a woman during night hour and suspects it to be an affair of a married woman from the village with another man. Appa turns unconscious and gives a clue about the affair, when he becomes conscious only for few seconds. This worries all the men in the village, including the Village Sarpanch ( Kamalesh Sawant ) and others. The chain of misunderstandings spreads from one family to other. Dinu ( Bhau Kadam ) a bachelor from the village, whose marriage is overdue, also has his say in the sequence of fun filled events.
The first half of this film is longer, but entertains the audience , with wonderful performances coming from all the artistes. Dilip Prabhavalkar , Bhau Kadam, Sanjay Khapre and Kamalesh Sawant offer wholesome entertainment through their respective characters. Young Mayuresh Pem does well through his notable performance. As his co star young Monalisa also invites attention through her debut. Another female actress Deepali Ambikar , who has played the role of Sarpanch’s wife, has also done well. Teja Devkar is seen in a different type of role, which suits her the most. But, the credit goes to the director, for generating the laughter moments throughout the film. He however fails to appeal in the concluding part, when he uncovers the mystery about the woman in question.
Nevertheless, the film ‘Zhalla Bobhata‘ entertains the masses, which is the plus point of this film. Arwind Jagtap’s dialogues are well written. A.V.Prafulchandra’s background music also appeals, besides excellent cinematography by Krushna Soren. ‘Zhalla Bobhata‘ is an entertaining film which tickles your funny bone .