A humorous and out of the box story of the Marathi film ‘Dhondi Champya Ek Prem Katha,’ which had a Mahurat ceremony on 23rd March 2019 with blessings from Siddhivinayak Temple, Worli.

The storyline is really interesting, and I am so excited that I made an entry in my diary for the ‘To Watch’ list for the year 2019.

The shooting begins the next day, and they have a plan to bring it to the audience by Diwali this year.

Dhondi Champya Ek Prem Katha Cast and Crew - From left Prod Aditya Shastri, Vaibhav Mangle, Dir Dnyanesh Bhalekar, Bharat Jadhav,Sayli Patil,Nikhil Chavan,Prod Sunil Jain,Aditya Joshi,Alok Thakur, Music Composer Saurabh Durgesh
Dhondi Champya Ek Prem Katha Cast and Crew – From left Prod Aditya Shastri, Vaibhav Mangle, Dir Dnyanesh Bhalekar, Bharat Jadhav,Sayli Patil,Nikhil Chavan,Prod Sunil Jain,Aditya Joshi,Alok Thakur, Music Composer Saurabh Durgesh

Being a film critic, I must mention that there are seven types of Story Templates, which is used in the film Industry after customising it here and there. But this story kept me wondering to under which template this story falls actually.

The producer, Aditya Shastri, rightly said that the film is not an urban and not a rural, it’s something which falls in between.

For example, we come across many stories where a boy and a girl in the neighbour fall in love which is not accepted by the parents and the story goes on with misunderstanding, quarrels, and fights. They either get accepted in the end, or they run away and get married, or they commit suicide, or they are left heartbroken due to a forceful arranged marriage with a third person, which is usually preferred to be from a city far away.

The storyline of the film based on Umaji and Ankush are farmers from the same village but don’t see eye to eye since ages because of a family feud, and moreover, they hate each other.

But this story is something very new and unique which I am sure nobody must have heard of. In all this human love story, the Buffaloes (male and female) owned by both the parents bring a mess in the story with entertaining flavors with a lot of comedy and drama. Umaji’s buffalo Champya is impregnated by mistake by Ankush`s Bull, Dhondi. The reaction to this is the main plot of this story.

Director Dnyanesh Bhalekar, having such a powerful record, is going to create another wonderful piece I am sure with this lovely cast.

Director Dnyanesh Bhalekar
Director Dnyanesh Bhalekar

The best part of the film is not only the boy and the girl, which I think are the best casting for this role. The beautiful thing in this movie I think will be the roles played by the parents, and I am more excited to watch Bharat Jadhav who is playing one of the parents.

This was the film which was finalised by the Cult Entertainment in the shortest period when they met Aditya Joshi from 5th Dimension. He took around 10 minutes to narrate the plot; there was no screenplay, no backup, in fact, Cult Entertainment didn’t even knew about the cast. It was just on the basis of the story they finalised it in only 10 minutes. They joined hands, and they took it ahead, just because of a fantastic story, and coming of age with a social message which is very relevant to current society.

The movie is written and going to be Directed by Dnyanesh Shashikant Bhalekar and Presented by Sunil Jain in association with Ramesh B. Agarwal, Cult Entertainment, 5th Dimension, and Rajtaru Studios. The film is going to be produced by Aditya Joshi, Alok Arbind Thakur, Aditya Shastri, Venessa Roy. There are three songs in the film, one romantic, one sad song and a promotional song.

Bharat Jadhav & Vaibhav Mangle
Bharat Jadhav & Vaibhav Mangle

During the Mahurat ceremony, I could see a lot of positivity amongst the cast and the crew, I mean the expressions spoke a lot, I am sure the chemistry for next six months is going to be superb, and they are definitely going to come out with an outstanding film.

Nikhil Chavan
Nikhil Chavan

Bharat Jadhav, Vaibhav Mangle, Nikhil Chavan, Sayli Patil, Shalaka Pawar, Sneha Raikar are the star cast of the movie. Music will be composed by Saurabh – Durgesh, and lyrics will be given by Guru Thakur and Mandar Cholkar . DOP Rajesh Nadone along with Raju Sapte will be the Art Director.

Sayli Patil
Sayli Patil

I await to watch this film.

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