|| Presenter: R. K.
Producer: Trupti Bhoir
Direction: Satish Motiling
Story: Abhijeet Joshi
Camera: Satish Motling
Music: Ajeet And Sameer
Cast: Makrand Anaspure, Trupti Bhoir, Usha Nadkarni, Chitra Navathe, Vikas Samudre, Narayan Jadhav, Tejaswee Patil, Mahesh Kokate, Mangesh Satpute
|At a time when
obesity is on the rise in our country, Trupti Bhoir comes up with a unique
theme through her latest film 'Agadbam'. Aptly titled, the film talks about
the strange happenings in the life of an obese girl Najuka weighing 250 kgs
with a huge structure. Najuka's father has fixed her marriage while she was
a child to his friend's son and it's a commitment given to a priest in the
temple of Lord Lingoba.
When the communication is reached between the two parties after so many years
reminding each other about the promise, the stage is set to get
Najuka married to late Devkule's son Raiba, who is not allowed to
see the bride, as per the tradition. Raiba, who is otherwise
desperate to get married, agrees to marry Najuka with this
condition. But, when he finds Najuka in her real shape, he starts
hating her. Though Najuka wins the heart of her Mother-in-law and
Grand Mother-in-law; with her good nature; she fails to win over
Trupti has dared to present herself in that get-up
throughout the film, except for two songs in dream sequence , where she
|The film's screenplay makes you a part of their family friends
developing sympathy towards Najuka. When Najuka leaves her husband's
place; Raiba realizes his mistake as he is made to understand by
people around him, explaining the meaning of a good ideal wife.
Finally everything ends well with a happy note.
'Agadbam' is the kind of film that speaks about
the change that Marathi film industry has brought in technical areas.
Watch the Prosthetic make-up of Trupti Bhoir in that role of Najuka and
you will be stunned. The usage of VFX and DI makes the film perfect in
presentation. Cinematographer and director Satish Motling has used his
expertise to present the film, keeping in mind the plus points of
Dialogues of the film have been written by Mangesh Kulkarni, keeping in
mind the mixture of village and city lifestyle. Few dialogues to impress
upon the financing institution like IDBI bank were uncalled for, but
they have been used to make their media partners happy. The screenplay
of the film is otherwise well presented, with good editing work. You
will never feel bored throughout the film. Makarand Anaspure as Raiba
and Usha Nadkarni as his mother fit in perfectly into their respective
roles. Trupti has played her character perfectly, to derive sympathy
from the audience. She has paid more attention on her body language,
especially her walking style and her voice. Music of the film is good,
with two meaningful songs and one dhamaal song inviting the attention.
In all, 'Agadbam' is a well presented entertaining film, with a message.
The film is sure to invite the attention of viewers, even other than Maharashtrians; for its novel theme. It will not be surprising, if the
film maker receives offers for a remake in other languages.
by Namita Majgankar © MMW