Yedyanchi Jatra
The perfect blend of a story full of bubbling laughter, shrewd characters and a platoon of highly competent actors and actresses is poised to make a Full On Entertainment of the audiences through the upcoming feature film Yedyanchi Jatraa As major cities in Maharashtra gear up for civic polls, filmgoers are treated to yet another comedy caper at the box office. However, this one isn't quite mindless; it comes with an underlying social awareness message.The plot is set in Gadhvevadi, an imaginary village in Marathwada which is divided into two parts. Each part is governed by archrivals Bhangade Patil (Joshi) and Kadu Anna Patil (Apte).The problem with this division is that it leaves Harya (Jadhav) stranded in the middle of the boundary, also the village "dumping" ground.As he chases away people defecating in his farms, Harya dreams of a life away from the village, but he continues to stay for the sake of his aged grandfather. After taking Haryas word that he will rid the family land of the daily defecators, the old man passes on.While the landlord Bhangade Patil eyes his land, Harya merrily eyes his filmy daughter Sangi (Kulkarni) who is the apple of Kadu Annas son, Nayanraos (Kamble) squinted eyes. In the midst of it all, Harya brings a government scheme for building toilets into the village, which is inhibited by some very whacky characters.
The film holds its own with great performances and some very funny moments. The generous dose of potty humour may well make this the industrys equivalent of Delhi Belly, albeit a much rustic, rural one that touches upon the problem of hygiene in a very light vein.
Jadhav and Paddy are back to a genre they have been most comfortable and well-known for – comedy. While Paddy uses physical quirks to bring an element of humour to the daft, love-struck, squinted Nayanrao, while Jadhav uses his signature overplay to portray Harya. One wishes their acting talent was explored by casting them in out of the ordinary roles. Stereotyping brilliant actors has long been an element the industry has failed to do away with. The films cast appears often in comedy series on television and hence, they bring a lot of laughs to the table. One wishes that Kavde would have shunned the norms of the industry and skipped the love song, which is totally unnecessary and ridiculous in its skipping around trees routine.
One might forgive the film its melodrama and hamming routines for the brilliance of the comic sequences. I suspect that during the election days, Yedyanchi Jatra proves to be a much-needed comic relief for audiences. Watch the film like you would watch 1990s David Dhawan fare – without thinking much, without expecting much – and you might have fun. As much fun does one get to observe about the phrase Different Folks Different Strokes in the urban areas, far more does one get to enjoy it in the rural areas. The charm of a typical village-level lifestyle, the form of the local language, small issues from the everyday life there, masterpieces of rural shrewdness, and the amusements resulting from such happenings is undoubtedly one of its kind. An enjoyable picturisation of how the villagers to react to the launching of a Village Sanitation and Cleanliness Drive sponsored by the government in their village otherwise deprived from the urban facilities means the upcoming feature film Yedyanchi Jatraa. A unique effort of educating the society using the means of humour has been made through the film Yedyanchi Jatraa being presented by Orengen Entertainment releasing soon on 3rd February through the cinema theatres.
Through their very first film Yedyanchi Jatraa, both the producer Vishwajeet Gayakwad and director Milind Arun Kawade have made a bold debut in the film industry by attempting to address the burning issue of Village Sanitation and Cleanliness. The eventful story of this film takes place in a tiny hamlet-like village called Gadhavewadi situated in the eastern region of Maharashtra called Viderbha. The village Gadhavewadi has bee divided in two sections on a hill called Upper Gadhavewadi and Lower Gadhavewadi. The erstwhile common temple of the village too has been therefore divided in two parts since villagers from both of these sections of a single village are in staunch enmity with each other. Even after having settled with all the dispute among themselves now the broil between the two sections of this village is focused over the marginal piece of land spread over both of these embittered sections of the village and it is owned by Harishchandra Bendke alias Harya (Bharat Jadhav). The villagers have therefore have converted this disputed piece of agricultural land into a common place of being used as a village toilet. Even after Haryas father has died after being tortured by this ongoing conflict, Harya is however being unnecessarily crushed in this melee. After reaching to a rational conclusion that this dispute wont ever be settled amicably, frustrated as he is Harya takes the decision to sell his land and migrate to the urban areas in search of suitable employment and search for livelihood. However, soon after the launching of a Village Sanitation and Cleanliness Program in their village, the curiosity and interest of the villagers gets aroused causing a chain of funny happenings taking place in the village. A comedy styled presentation of finding the answer of questions such as Does Harya get back his land for cultivation?, Does the Village Sanitation and Cleanliness Program become a success amid the raging conflict and political maneuvers taking place between the two Patils families?, the traditional chieftains of the village? means the upcoming feature film Yedyanchi Jatraa.
The story and screenplay of this abundantly witty film has been written by its director Milind Kawade and the dialogues of this film that highlights both, rural wisdom and shrewdness, have been written by Prakash Bhagwat. The lyrics composed by Guru Thakur have been decorated with the melodious music provided by Kshitij Wagh while the background music has been handled by Pankaj Pushkar. Distinguished choreographer Saroj Khan and Santosh Palwankar have made the songs all the more hilarious with their unique choreography. The romantic song, Saanz Gandhalali, Bharale Shwaas sung by Kshitij Wagh and Amruta Natu, has been picturised over Bharat Jadhav and Sneha Kulkarni appearing, at the scenic background of beautiful locations in Goa whereas the Lavani song Kata Rutala Ga Bai Rutala, Kata Ishquacha Jivhari Rutala, one of the main attractions of the film, has been sung in the appealing voice of famous singer Shreya Ghoshal with the picturisation of tempting on-screen appearance of Shweta Tiwari. The picturisation of both of these songs will definitely leave the audiences captivated.
Samala Bhaskar (from Hyderabad), the famous cinematographer of several South Indian films, has comfortably met with the demanding challenges of cinematography of this film. Yedyanchi Jatraa is the first feature film shot using the technically advanced Eriplex 416 Plus H.S. movie camera which weighs lowest throughout the world and hence extremely easy and handy to use. While watching this film the audiences will realize that the lenses of this film are far sharper and yield excellent picture quality. Vijay Khochikar has been the editor of this film while the art direction has been handled by Raju Sapte and Rajan Khade.
The main character of Harishchandra alias Harya has been played by the competent comedian actor Bharat Jadhav with several other characters played by competent actors like Mohan Joshi, Vinay Apte, Sandip Pathak, Pandharinath Kambli, Nisha Parulekar, Aarti Solanki, Vishakha Subhedar, Ananda Karekar, Jayaraj Nair, Ganesh Mayekar, Suhas Bhalekar, Prakash Bhagwat, Satish Tare, Kishor Nandalaskar, Jayant Sawarkar, Manoj Takne, Anjali Ujavane, Vasu Bhagwat along with the debut entry in the world of cinema by Sneha Kulkarni.