Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nonetheless, I am looking forward to seeing the film, hopeful in a big screen. For one thing, Prakash Amte is an important Indian story. What he is doing for the Madia Gond tribal community around Hemalkasa is nothing sort of extraordinary. The story of his wife, Mandakani, played in the film by Sonali Kulkarni, is equally important. Sonali Kulkarni is a brilliant actor, never mind that the Hindi film industry did not give her a chance (her last memorable appearance was Dil Chahta Hai, all those years ago), but has been doing good work in Marathi.
By the way, this film, written and directed by Samruddhi Porey, who won the Rajat Kamal for best feature film in Marathi for Mala Aai Vhhaychy! at the 58th National Film Awards in 2010, in Hindi. So, there is some hope. And when the story is so strong, with so many diverse threads, how can one go wrong?
The trailers shows the doctor imparting medical help to the disposed tribals, making friends with animals, and despairing over the state of affair. There is a love story between the doctor and his wife, there are the naxalite revolutionaries in the nearby forests, there are the tribal men with the bows… After all these, how can you go wrong?
More here: http://bollyspice.com/86626/liff-special-movie-review-hemalkasa
No matter. I have going to see the film when it releases in India. I hope it does.
For the real story of Prakash Amte, see this Youtube video. The narration may be a little bit more flowery then I would like, but you’d get the story. VIEW HERE.