I no longer watch Marathi movies. That’s because they have lost their charm long ago. I’d go ahead and say, they never had ‘charm’. Think about any Marathi Cinema and you’ll immediately pan your mind in a village where an idiot protagonist tries hard to make you laugh throughout the movie. I guess I’m talking about Marathi movies produced 10 years ago. But has the situation improved? I doubt.
I’m aware that it’s very easy to comment and criticize on anything from the comfort of your home. I guess that’s my job all about on Superblog. Movie making is hard and I know what kind of efforts are involved. I couldn’t get our short movie to the first OK take, forget completing the whole movie. Anyway, but those who are in that business should do their job well.
I’m also aware that Marathi movies are low on budget. But does that mean we should get directly to the villages to make Marathi movies? What about the audience that goes to Multiplex? Why can’t Marathi movies cater to its varied audience? In my opinion, “A Wednesday” is a great example of movie that keeps you glued to the seat, no matter what your choice of movies is. I think it wasn’t a ‘high-budget’ movie.
It’s sad that Marathi movies have to stick to the old guns Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ashok Saraf and the ever-Inspector Mr. Mahesh Kothare. All we want it just a great story and great actors. We don’t want foreign locations. We want nice songs which is must for any movie to attract audience. I guess Marathi Music Industry is much better than the Marathi Film Industry.
There’s been huge uproar about why Marathi audience don’t go to multiplexes to watch Marathi movies. Come on! Give us a break! Give us a good movie and we’ll line up for the tickets anywhere. We seriously don’t like the idea of spending 200 rupees to enjoy the jokes we’ve already enjoyed 1000 times.
I am not doubting the talent of senior Marathi movie actors. They’re great. But it’s really sad that they have to stick to the same, old, boring comedy.
We want something new. Something like ‘Rang De Basanti’ – Could have been a low budget Marathi Movie. We want something like ‘Ghajini’ – if they could make it in south, why can’t you? We want something like ‘Cast-Away’ or “Forrest Gump”. We need great stories, great plots.
Marathi Movies SHOULD Evolve.