Monday, March 28, 2005

sutradhar [march 27, 2005]

Yet another Marathi-to-Hindi product, Sutradhar has a familiar theme at its core: power corrupts. The players are familiar faces: Nana Patekar, Smita Patil (in an ineffectual role), Girish Karnad, Ashalata, Nilu Phule. Apparently, this was a Marathi musical converted from the stage. The production values suffer from the budget constraints marring the potential of the material. The only thing that anyone might remember about this movie is the title song (ye suutradhaar kaun hai). Interesting bit of trivia: Shrabhani Deodhar (wife of cinematographer Debu Deodhar) was assistant to director Chandrakant Joshi. SD went on to make Lapandav, Sarkaarnama and Silsila Hai Pyar Ka. And her daughter Sai/Monika is doing television!

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