Ever since the commercial success of Riteish Deshmukh’s Laai Bhaari, Marathi cinema is increasingly making its mark on a larger audience. With the trailer launch of Sachin Kundalkar’s Vazandar, the canvas of Marathi films will certainly grow. The spirit of the two women is inspiring and the entire trailer has an aura of celebrating life. There is also a subtle hint that the film aims the guns at body shaming.
Vazandar is a fun-filled ride that showcases the journey of weight-loss of two ‘fat’ women in a judgemental society that has problems with women both fat and slim. It features Sai Tamhankar and Priya Bapat in lead roles while Chetan Chitnis, Siddharth Chandekar and yesteryear cricketer Sandip Patil’s son, Chirag Patil also play pivotal roles.
Sachin, who has also written Vazandar, is a two-time national film award winner -- once as a director for Nirop (2007) and second time as a screenwriter for Gandha (2009). The only Bollywood film he has directed is Aiyyaa (2012) starring Rani Mukherjee and Prithviraj.
The trailer of Vazandar was launched late Wednesday, gives us a glimpse of the storyline of Vazandar: There’s more to life than putting on or losing weight. The film’s tagline, ‘Jya baarik nastat, tya jaadach astat’ (Fat are they, who aren’t slim), says a lot.
Watch the trailer here;
The film is slated for November 11 release.
While Sai has featured in films such as Aamir Khan-starrer Ghajini (2008) and Ravi Jadav’s Balak Palak (2013), we have seen Priya in Jabbar Patel’s Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (as a child artist, 2000), Sanjay Dutt-starrer Munnabhai MBBS (2003), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006) and Sachin Kundulkar’s Happy Journey (2014) which bagged her the Best Actress Maharashtra State Award.
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