Director Subodh Bhave and Shankar Mahadevan at IFFI 2015
The director and cast of the new Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali interacted with the media yesterday. Katyar Kaljat Ghusali is a Marathi musical based on the play by the same name and is directed by Subhodh Bhave. The film marks the acting debut for Shankar Mahadevan and a directorial debut for Subodh Bhave.
The media session began with the screening of the trailer of the movie. Briefing the media, Subodh Bhave disclosed that he had made a musical play by the same name five years ago. I wanted to present the story in detail and on a larger platform in the form of a musical film and am proud that it has been selected in the panorama section, the director said. It wasn’t an easy job to make a film, its like bringing up a child, Subhodh explained. The purity of classical music in the film has erased the generation gap and made a mark on one and all, he said.
Elaborating on the reason of immediate popularity of the film , which was released on 12th November this year, award-winning composer and playback singer, Shankar Mahadevan said that the youth are very intelligent , and if they are offered something of a standard quality, they will lap it up immediately and this is what is happening with the film. The film has given me three opportunities, as a music composer, singer and actor disclosed Shankar Mahadevan. Acting is not only dialogue delivery or emoting, one has to open all doors and immerse oneself in the role, only then one can give the best, he explained.
Actor Sachin said he was very happy to play a different role ie a negative role for the first time. He has been closely associated with the Urdu language since childhood, so he felt very comfortable in playing the Urdu speaking role, Sachin explained. “I still haven’t got out of the character!”, he said laughingly. “This was a really big challenge for me since am a virgin to playing negative role, after this experience I have to think several times what to do next. But I promise to take up different and challenging roles in the future” said Sachin.
The film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali attempts to explore the relationship between intellect and emotion through the story of Sadashiv and his two gurus- Panditiji and Khasaheb. Sadashiv’s overwhelming success at the Dussera concert establishes the fact that his guru, Panditji’s mark can never be deleted, because his music is a blend of the intellect and emotion, and is as much soul as technique.
Director of the film ‘the Silence’, Mr Gajendra Ahire also interacted with the media here today. The film is based on the issue of child abuse. The film has travelled abroad including Brazil and we found that the taboo on the issue of child abuse exists across the world, nobody wants to talk about it, so we called the film ‘ the Silence’ explained Gajendra. The story doesn’t talk directly about the child who has been abused but speaks through its effect it has on the parents, friends and other associates of the child. With the making of the film, I have grown personally as well as a director, said Gajendra.