Marathi cinema industry isn’t failing to impress us with its basic yet relatable content recently. After the extravagant success of the movie ‘Ved’, this industry is seeming to set its standard higher and higher. Earlier this year, Kedar Shinde directed the movie ‘Maharashtra Shahir’ which released on 28th April and grossed over 7.35cr on the box-office. But now, I think this movie of his would be a recognition statement for Kedar Shinde as a director.
Released on 30th June, the film called as ‘Baipan Bhari Deva‘ is going insane among the audience. Starring of the most senior and versatile actors of all time Rohini Hattangadi, Vandana Gupte, Sukanya Kulkarni, Suchitra Bandekar, Deepa Parab and Shilpa Navalkar in the lead. This is tale of six sisters with different personalities each suffering from a sister clash and drama. They then take part in the Manglagaur (Maharashtrian culture) Competition and in that journey, the bond between them tightens up and all the clashes ends.
It is really heartwarming and appreciable how the film depicts and almost covers each and every problem that a lady faces in her life. Be it household problems, divorce, jealousy, menopause, abortion or financial problems, the film coveys it all very incredibly. This film is a prime example of the art of good storytelling. One of the most important factor that triggered the huge success of the movie is the relatability. The target audience of the film is all women be it a housewife or a working women and the makers have brilliantly executed the theory which says,” As the relatability increases, the chances of viewership increases”. Even the men who watched the film are referring it to their mothers, daughters and wives. There are only three songs in the film but the two of the songs i.e the theme song “Bhaipan Bhari Deva” and “Manglagaur Kheluya” are going viral and are making the audience is groove. The fun thing is that the protagonists themselves are also the antagonist at times.
So far the film has grossed over 31.88cr on the budget of 5cr and the cinema hall is full of ladies of different age groups and rarely a man. We definitely need more such movie which not only has drama or just a story but also promotes the almost on the verge of vanishing cultures and traditions of our country. There’s also a scene where an group of young boys and girls are dancing on the song ‘Pinga’ (Maharashtrian cultural dance) which is edited in the hip-hop beats just for fun where they do not have any idea what ‘Pinga’ actually is.
I would definitely recommend this movie, and it also has English’s sub-titles so no limitation till Maharashtrian audience. Very well executed and kudos to the team! Attaching some links below;