The story is assumed/rumored to be based on the fight between Raj and Uddhav Thackarey. Trailers are very impressive (but even a flop movies have impressive trailers, so it does not satisfy the criteria for being one). But one thing is very impressive, the songs and the lyrics. I am sure, being a marathi film, it wont be having special effects, mind blowing animation, huge and gigantic sets, great and famous actors. Marathi film industry(yes, there is one) does not have money. It is running way below the poverty line. But it has one thing, rich culture, creativity, which I feel, every Indian has! And so, the industry will come up on its own.
On the other side, it is good that their budget is low, this way, they are compelled to make good movies. Lets now divert from the topic (I have practiced this line so much, that I use it almost every day, even if I have no other topic to divert to). So our topic is “Marathi V/S Marathi”. It is very famous and obvious from the history that Marathi people pulls each others’ leg. Take it Raj v/s Uddhav or Anil v/s Mukesh (see, you have to become marathi and behave like one if you are in Maharashtra :-P). The same thing created the film (just assuming) and the same thing is creating controversy. MNS has not approved the movie and is going against the movie creating controversy. There will be fights at theaters.
But today, for the film to be successful for the first weekend (at least), controversies are required as a catalyst. So, is MNS trying to help the movie? Whatever it is, if it is a good movie, it will surely do well.
All the best!
“This is a film of today’s Marathi (from Maharashtra state) youth, Marathi ‘yuva’ (youth). It is a fact that that when you watch the film, you can relate a few characters with respected Uddhav-sahib Thackeray and Raj-sahib Thackeray, and a few more. But you will realize that this plot, this concept or this story could have happened in any other plot, like you are asking me about Shiv Sena or MNS; this could have happened in some other political party, also,” said Avdhoot Gupte, who is also the producer of the movie.
“It is about today’s youth of Maharashtra, his dreams, his attitude towards his life, his ideologies, and you know, his overall attitude of looking at his own country – Maharashtra – and his own progress,” he claims.
The film is slated for release on January 08, 2010, in theatres across Maharashtra state.