On 27th September at 6.30 pm, IBN
Lokmat presented a programme on Marathi Theatre with a special
emphasis on the play ‘Katkone Trikone’ which is gaining popularity.
The play based on family triangle, is a different experiment on
Marathi stage. Those who spoke on the occasion were artistes Sandesh
Kulkarni and Ketaki Thatte. Dr. Mohan Agashe, also joined the
discussion online from Pune. While Dr. Agashe appreciated the
efforts put in by the young generation in presenting such a good
theme; the young artistes praised the skills of a senior actor like
Dr. Agashe while sharing the stage with them. The producer of the
play also stated that the play was marketed well, with the help of
an advertisement designed by his friend from media.
Watching the TV serial front, it was observed that most of the
Marathi serials where huge star cast was involved, only adopted
Kapoor’s formula of passing the time at every moment, wherever
there was a twist. More the characters around at that moment, more
the camera angles with camera zooming on each character, to catch
expressions of each one of them. Isn’t that a best way to ask for
time, when there is less to offer in the content? But, they forget
that with such effects, they only strain the eyes of the viewers.
More so, this week in particular, we saw most of the female folks
crying all the time, whether it was ‘Olakh’,
‘Zhunj’ or ‘Kashala Udyachi
Baat’. Their outcries were so loud that people were forced to
switch over to news channels. There are many, who return home after
a tiring day and if they are made to watch such scenes, they would
certainly feel disturbed.
In the entertainment segment, Star
Majha News channel presented the interview of popular Music
director duo - Ajay and Atul. It was a good talk show where both the
brothers spoke about their views on success, relationship and money.
“ We don’t want to do 50 or 100 films to create a record, but would
be satisfied with few films, through which people would remember our
creation lifelong,” they said. Narrating their unusual experience
while creating the famous song on Lord Ganapati, they said that they
had the tunes ready with them and were looking for words to go well
with the tunes. Finally, they opened the list of Ganapati’s 108
names of Lord Ganesha and arranged them so as to end each line with
the word ‘dhimahee’. To be successful, you need to be creative and
Ajay-Atul are just another name of creativity.
It was also great to watch Trupti Bhoir speaking to Zee 24 Taas,
about her experiences during the making of her big budget Marathi
film ‘Agadbam’. The actress
turned producer said that she wanted to do this film only in Marathi
first, though she had offers from Hindi and Tamil for the remake of
it simultaneously. One need guts to do that. But, Trupti seems to be
really concerned about the prestige of Marathi film industry and
their ability to offer something different.
Having a glimpse at the news desk,
IBN Lokmat in their programme ‘Aajcha Sawal’ on 29th September,
literally brought the home minister into big trouble, questioning
his integrity; by showing some clippings of video footage, where the
minister was seen in a meeting with a criminal and an anti-social
element. Mr. Nikhil Wagle raised a valid point in the programme,
questioning whether the move by Home Minister was only to endorse
the criminal forces in the state. And, 92% of the viewers agreed by
condemning this act. Last but not the least, there were too many
restrictions on the news channels, while declaring result of the
Allahabad High court on Ayodhya verdict on 30th evening. As a result
of which, it was BBC World channel, that disclosed the verdict
first. Is there freedom of Press in our country, when it comes to
broadcasting the news on Court verdict?
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW