|t’s a fact that in this predominantly agricultural country like India, a farmer is still living in misery. On the other hand the working class in city and the capitalists are a part of this materialistic world, exploiting the poor farmers. It is a pity that the so called Corporate India is very much the creation based on the sweat and sacrifice of poor farmers. Even today, after so many reforms in different sectors, the agricultural sector remains neglected. The requirements of farmers are not met by the government even after 60 years of independence.
Big announcements are made by our administrators by sitting in five star hotels and planning to make India a superpower. False promises are made by our selfish politicians, who hold their plans in cold storage, exploiting the poor to the maximum. To make people seriously think about these most relevant issues connected with farmers in India, new Marathi film ‘Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi’ strikes at the most appropriate time.
After successful launch of their first film ‘Gallit Gondhal Dillit Mujra’ as Producers, the group of five friends comprising of Makarand Anaspure, Sayaji Shinde, Nagesh Bhosale, Laxmikant Khabiya and Suresh Suvarna have come together once again with this sensitive tale on farmer’s life. ‘Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi’ is due for release in Maharashtra on 14th August 2009. As rightly indicated through its apt title, the film narrates a tragic tale which throws light on the available working conditions and the present lifestyle of farmers that force them to live in pathetic conditions. In spite of facing hurdles including natural calamities, the farmer of this predominantly agricultural country stands out a winner without a reward, only to be pushed into additional burden of debt. His only hope is staring at the sky with dreams in his eyes. Otherwise, in this democratic country, his connect with others is only through exercising his franchise.
Nandu, is one such farmer shown in the film who also sets his eyes towards the sky praying for timely rain and living a life full of hardships and yet overcoming all challenges in growing the crop. However, his debt keeps on rising day by day like his other worry of an unmarried sister in the family. Nandu is joined by his friend from City – Rajaram, who comes to the village out of compulsion, but with big hope of growing a crop with limited resources. Like a good friend he comes to the rescue of Nandu, during his hard times, but that support is not enough to shoulder the burden falling on Nandu. One day, when Nandu finds all his belongings taken away from his house, he commits suicide by consuming pesticide. He breaths his last on the laps of Rajaram, who watches his tragic end helplessly.
The death of Nandu raises many questions in Rajaram’s mind, who too is vulnerable like any other farmer in that village. Why can’t the compensation that is offered to the family members, be given to the farmer under strange circumstances ? Why is everybody so concerned about suicides of farmers, yet unable to find solution? So, he decides to raise these sensitive issues in his own way. Rajaram’s methodology strikes at the right spot and the whole system gets revamped.
‘Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi’ does not simply address the issues of farmers but also shows the way out. You may call it a revolution or even call it a warning before the expected storm. It is not a blame game. It’s not provocation. It is only the way of painting ‘disaster’ which appears like a huge mountain. It depends how the viewers perceive it. The concept of this film is drawn by Makarand Anaspure, while Shyam Petkar and Ravindra Jagtap have worked together on Story-Screenplay and dialogues. Shailendra Barve has composed the music, while Suresh Suvarna has captured the natural beauty of the village with his creative eye.
The film’s star cast comprises of Sayaji Shinde, Makarand Anaspure, Nagesh Bhosale, Girija Oak, Madhavi Juvekar, Madhu kambikar & Shilpa Anaspure. The film also has Late Nilu Phule in a special appearance. It’s almost like paying tributes to the legend through this film. According to the makers, ‘Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi’ is a complete film paying more attention on its script, besides offering a strong star cast and excellence in technical area.
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