Marathi Film Mumbai Pune Mumbai Review | 'Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai' in 106 minutes

 
REVIEW: MUMBAI PUNE MUMBAI (2010)
- Movie Details
Mumbai Pune Mumbai Producer: Mirah Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Presentor: Twinkle Group
Exe. Producer: Sanjay Dawra
Director: Satish Rajwade
Story, Screenplay: Parag Kulkarni, Satish Rajwade
Camera: Suhas Gujrathi
Editing: Rajesh Rao
Cast: Swapnil Joshi, Mukta Barve

'Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai' in 106 minutes
A young modern girl dressed in Long Red skirt and white top (Let us call her Ms. Mumbai) moves all alone from Mumbai to Pune just to select her would be, on the request of her Mother. After passing from one junction to other searching for the address, she finally lands at the destination point, where some boys are playing gully cricket. She selects none other than the batsman (Let us call him Mr. Pune) to know exact location of the house; and as a result of which he is clean bowled. The young man (Dressed in Bermuda shorts, an overcoat and sports shoes) however directs her to the location but to her surprise, the door is locked. Ms. Mumbai is unable to contact the concerned person, as her cell phone battery is down. So, she proceeds to a grocery shop, only to call her friend and inform about the non availability of the person. Here again, Ms. Mumbai and Mr. Pune meet for the second time.

Their general argument to show each other’s attachment for their native, brings them together, when Mr. Pune offers courtesy to Ms. Mumbai by taking her for a ride during the day time, as the girl has a return ticket for an evening train and wants to pass her time. Together, they visit places like Saras Baug, Dagduseth Ganapati temple, crowded Tulshi baug and Sinhagad. They share their experiences about their past love affairs, but do not reveal each others name. Finally, Mr. Pune drops Ms. Mumbai at Pune station and both say good bye to each other. While she waits for her train, she receives a call on her cell phone, (which suddenly starts functioning) from the boy from Pune, whom she had actually come to see. But, when she comes out to meet him at the gate, as agreed, she finds Mr. Pune, still struggling to kick his scooter. Needless to say that Mr. Pune is none other than her Mukta Barve, Swapnil Joshi
would be. In the climax shot the girl is shown running to catch her train back to Mumbai, giving some indication to the boy about her approval.

Director Satish Rajwade directs this unusual love story in his own style trying to keep the audience engaged with arguments and counter arguments between the two characters. Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai, is more like an audio delight ( through timely dialogues) than visual impact, as you only notice the two characters in the same dress for about 100 minutes, except for the song-cum-dream sequence for 5 minutes, when they are seen in some designer costumes. It is only few outdoor locations of Pune darshan that brings in some change, but otherwise you see two of them just perform and express their emotions, while making their point. There isn’t much scope for music, but other technical areas have been handled well.

Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai(MPM), is thus an experiment to attempt something different. Such experiments are only acceptable in Marathi cinema. Precisely, MPM is a performance driven and communication based film with both Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve coming out with realistic performances. Except for few junior artistes, there are no other characters in the film. Targeted mainly at the young audience from Mumbai and Pune, the film does succeed in inviting the attention of elders besides the youngsters. But, this movie is certainly not for school going kids, as they are sure to feel sleepy or become restless during that total 106 minutes journey. For others, it is a light entertainer, for a change.


by Ulhas Shirke © MMW

Bhalchandra
Bhalchandra | Sun, May 29, 2011 at 2:13 AM
brilliant review.
as i said, absolutely brilliant review. wish to read more reviews from now on from you guys. hope you dont change your attitude. thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Dr Maneesha
Dr Maneesha | Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:25 AM
About movie
What an excellent movie. I came across this movie accidently, as i was not knowing about it only. Marathi film should do more publicity.i would prefer to see such quality movie rather than any repeated, boring love story of hindi film. Mukta great performance.... language suparb... u can't move a second away from movie while watching it.. excellent dialogues...
Mayur
Mayur | Mon, May 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM
About movie
Respected Satish Rajwade Sir, Hi, My Name is Mayur Gujrathi. i living in Nasik. I like this Movie. i watching this movie everyday. sir i request you, asech tarun pidhivaril movies banvat jaa. thank you sir.
Shweta
Shweta | Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Swapnil Joshi
He is very handsom n has done a good job in mumbai pune mumbai I luv u
Kalyani
Kalyani | Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:27 AM
Mumbai Pune Mumbai
this movie is juz fabulous i love it alot.and songs are too romantic.....juzzz luv alot this movie
Rutuja
Rutuja | Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM
many congrats
mast mast mast. Best movie best songs best music best starcasts best dialogs also best director and producer.all my awards goes 2 MPM....... thanks 4 making such a entertaining film...
Ankit Gandhi
Ankit Gandhi | Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 9:53 PM
Loving it...
MUMAI PUNE MUMBAI ekdam "BHARI" layi "BHARI" khoop chaan acting kelily aahe swapnil joshi , aani mukta barve yani...... I'm seeing this movie atleast one time in a day..... I'm just thanking to the mirah pvt ltd. & director , producer & all charactors related to this film. Specially thanks to swapnil joshi & mukta barve..... I'M JUST LOVING IT.....
Sonal Vadnere
Sonal Vadnere | Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM
Excellant movie
This movie is too good that we watch it daily, and my 3 years old son ATHARVA says we will bring Swapnil Joshi to home. Thanks to Satish Rajwade for giving such a beautiful movie in MARATHI.
Sujata
Sujata | Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 6:22 PM
Comment
This film like very much. Exspecially work or direction of Satish Rajawade. And I must heartly said one thing I want with him. I will wait for that movement...Plz ...sir give chance to work with u.
Amol
Amol | Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 3:06 PM
G8 Movie
I have seen this movie 7 times it's on my Nokia X6 mobile . i love the conversation between them & the only song = kadhe tu..
Sneha
Sneha | Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM
Swapnil Joshi
Swapnil Joshi mala khup avadale, tyanchi acting hi mind bloing ahe.
Vishal
Vishal | Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 2:42 AM
mast movie
must watch movie' simple & straight from the heart...
Sam
Sam | Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 2:42 AM
Mastach, one of best movie from marathi film insustr.
i dont have words to write..really amazing movie....evrything was perfect in the movie...very well directed...swapni joshi too good....mukta aslo done great job....watched 5th time...expectations wadhalya ahet marathi film industrikadun.....amhala asech movies pahijet...plz & plz make more this kind of light/touchy/family/realistic movies.....good luck
Ashwini
Ashwini | Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:48 AM
execellent movie
I like this movie. story is very amazing & i like both actor & actress. i really like this movie
Sagar
Sagar | Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM
Like your acts
Both mukta & swapnil performed excellent in this movie.Class acts,class songs,class dialogs & everything was really best
Shirish Bahalkar
Shirish Bahalkar | Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:06 AM
Mind blowing movie
I am really impressed with all the people involved in this movie. It was an honour to watch such a class movie. Sadly marathi movies are not promoted hence dont reach to the target audience. Kudos to team
Nitin
Nitin | Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM
Ek dam zakas
Very good quality movie. Very small concept, presented very nicely. I really loved this movie. I watched online all most 4 times , and look forward to see in India in cinema hall. I think we need to really appreciate such good efforts. Best thing I like about his movie is, you really dont need too much of money to make a good movie. I really appreciate work of director and whole team.. Good work guys and looking forward to see such a awesome movies
Sameer
Sameer | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 8:51 PM
Marathi Movie
I saw u r movie with wife, it's really related with us, bec. we r also meet together in pune & visited all spots with same kicnetic scooter. it's really toching our last memoriable durition
Ramesh A. Thorve
Ramesh A. Thorve | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 8:51 PM
Excellent Movie
Excellent movie with good songs. after seeing satish rajwades last two movies , i was eager too watch this. it was really a brave attempt two just have two people in the whole movie all the time. it was possible because of very fine performances from lead pair swapnil & mukta, excellent dialogues. keep it up.
Nitin Phadke
Nitin Phadke | Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM
MPM
It is perhaps inspired from English film Before Sunrise .
Jayant
Jayant | Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 11:08 PM
MPM
Fantastic & entertaining movie ...full2 zhakaas
Shridhar
Shridhar | Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM
Mubai Pune Mumbai
Mukta i saw ur movie 2 time.....it is really great movie.......Ani kharach aapan akda tari premat padato......Pan aaj me ya parat akada ya moviechya premat padalo....
Madhavi
Madhavi | Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:23 AM
Mukta Barve Done Really Good Job
Mukta Tu Mulchi Punyachi Asun Mumbachya Mulichi Acting Chakkas Keliyes... I like your charector very muck.. Keep Doing good Films.. Best Wishesh ...