Now a days, Marathi films seem to be going on the lines of Drama style
comedy. We have just seen it happening in
Zee Talkies film 'Mast Chalalay Aamcha'.
Now, Sanjay Narvekar's own film 'Aata Ga Baya' copies the same style of
comedy, but with a subject that has been witnessed in many Marathi films in the
past. Luckily for Marathi Cinema, we have plenty of talented artistes to support
each other in any comedy sequence and that becomes easy to set the timing for
any scene to create the required laughter.
'Aata Ga Baya' written by Yogesh Soman and directed by Sameer deals with the
topic of a happy go lucky boy Manya (Sanjay Narvekar) not taking interest in his
family business but more keen on marrying the girl -Manee (Puja Sawant) who is
the only daughter of Mr. Ghorpade (Arun Nalawde) from a royal family. Finally,
they get married with the support of girl's aunt- Akka (Nivedita Saraf) and
boy's father (Satish Pulekar) besides the blessings of boy's late Nanee (Sanjivani Jadhav)who speaks only to her family members live from her Portrait.
young duo seek her blessings after marriage, she unites them
together with her special powers (given by the director) in such a
way that their souls enters each other to tackle the situation
arising out of the opposition to their marriage and to provide both
of them safety from their opponents. This gives enough of scope in
the remaining film for a fantasy. Manya's two friends - Kamlakar
Satpute and Pandharinath Kambli join the couple in their fight
against their opposition comprising of Mr. Ghorpade, the Police
Inspector (Jeetendra Joshi), the girl's new would be Atul Parchure
and his father Mr. Mone (Viju Khote). Manya's father-in-law does not
recognize his marriage and is in a hurry to get his daughter married
to Mr. Mone's son. This hide
and seek show goes on till the end of the film creating that required humour,
but not enough to make audience laugh spontaneously, as most of the scenes are
predictable except the climax.
Looking at the other areas of the film, the music provided by two different
pairs doesn't impress much, except for one of the three songs, where no
instruments have been used for creating music of that honeymoon song. The
producers claim that the song has received recognition from Guinness Book of
World Records. Editing is not to the satisfaction. Even the screenplay is weak.
The films drags on till the interval with the screenplay going off track. The 16
reels film should have been sized to 14 reels instead. Looking at the
presentation, such a film can only entertain those who love to watch similar
type of action comedy on stage.
There is wider scope for artistes with spontaneity like the typical button
artistes who can quickly change from one form to other. Sanjay Narvekar being a
master in this art, ideally suited in that role with his perfect timing for
comedy and action together. Being a versatile actor, he shouldered the
responsibility on his shoulders; well supported by the entire team comprising of
Puja Sawant, Arun Nalwade, Nivedita Saraf, Satish Pulekar, Kamlakar Satpute,
Pandhari Kambli, Sanjivani Jadhav, Atul Parchure, Viju Khote, Jitendra Joshi ,
Pushkar Shrotri and others. Some popular celebrities like Rohini Hattangadi,
Shipa Navalkar, Suhas Paranjape,
Vishakha Subhedar also join in guest
With nothing special to offer besides the usual comedy, the film turns out to be
an average entertainer.