|For the past few years, Sachit Patil has made a considerable progress into Marathi films. He has not only acted in big banner Marathi films, but has also directed two multi starer Marathi films. At the same time, one senior actor - Vidyadhar Joshi made slow , steady but sure progress through stage, TV serials and finally made it to the big screen with prominent character roles. Both Sachit and Vidyadhar face eachother in sensational Marathi film ‘Arjun’, which is the talk of every town in Maharashtra.
Marathi Movie World spoke to both of them together, a little before the release of this film, where Sachit plays the young protagonist, while Vidyadhar plays a shrewd villain opposite him.
Chit chat follows:
Q ( To: Sachit) : Why only Sachit, to play Arjun ?
A: Mr. Bourandkar and Mr. Ilyas were looking for a youngster, just having finished his post graduation. They needed a slim and fit youngster. Since, I was already into fitness, I fitted into their requirements.
Q ( To: Sachit): And, how do you react to the choice of your leading lady ?
A: Well, it was a welcome choice. Amruta had worked under my direction in ‘Sade Made Teen’, hence there was good understanding between us.
||Q: ( To- Sachit) Was there any discomfort, while working with a new director; having yourself done direction before ?
A: Not at all. In fact, Mr. Ilyas made me feel very comfortable. I really enjoyed working under his direction. Moreover, the script and my role being very strong, I was totally committed to this film.
Q.( To – Vidyadhar) The director says, he found his Amrish Puri in you. How do you react to this statement ?
A: If he considered me good enough to play a tough villain, I too tried to give my best through this role of Ratan Shah, a selfish businessman. In the past, I have done small roles and it was through a small role of a villain in ‘Hapoos’
that film makers came to know about my ability to
|play such roles. I am sure, this director must have noticed something in me suited for a negative character.
Q ( To – Vidyadhar): But, don’t you think that you have been chosen to play a repeat of that villain?
A: No, I don’t think so. The role of Ratan Shah in ‘Arjun’ is totally different. He is not an ordinary moneylender, agent or businessman. He is a topmost industrialist in Mumbai with his network spread in every business and a very influential person. It was more challenging to play this role as it is one of the strongest characters, throughout the film.
Q ( To both of them) Do you mean that you both were completely
focused, during the making of this film ?
A( Sachit): Yes, you are right. For the past one year, during the making of this film, I have said ‘No’ to many offers. Now, whatever films with good scripts have come to me, I shall think about them only after 20th September.
A;( Vidyadhar) : Yes, I was totally committed to this film from start to end. In fact, I also got involved into promotion of the film and toured many places in Maharashtra.
Q: (To both) How did you promote this film?
A: (By Sachit-) Yes, we have worked very hard in this area too. Promotion plays a very important part in Marathi films. Therefore, our team toured many important cities in Maharashtra to interact with people. Legwork is a must for Marathi film’s promotion. We moved from one city to other during the past week and interacted with several groups during the Ganapati festival.
A: (By – Vidyadhar): We received a good coverage in the local newspapers of these cities, especially for the debates we held at public forums. It was a pleasure reading the news next morning in their local newspapers, before we left that city. We could understand what they were expecting from a Marathi film and felt happy that ‘Arjun’ would fulfil their expectations.
Q.(To Both) What’s so special about ‘Arjun ‘ ?
A: ( By- Sachit): ‘Arjun’ is the kind of film that will invite the attention of today’s Marathi youth. It is full of action and tries to convey a message to them. In the film, you will find this youngster not only fighting for his rights; but is also concerned about other youths and their progress in business. It has a strong script, sure enough to create that desired impact on the young audience. This film will not only
popularize among Marathi audience, but will also invite the attention of non-Maharashtrians. Watch the stunt scenes and locations at new places. Everything is special, in its presentation. I really enjoyed working with my senior Vidyadhar Joshi, who was like a good friend during our entire shooting schedule.
A: ( By- Vidyadhar): Yes, Sachit is right. Both of us combined very well in all the scenes we shot together. Moreover, the unusual locations only inspired us more to give our best in every scene.
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW