Directed by debutante Amit Abhyankar Jana Mana Gana, a marathi film, is reportedly a light-hearted take on the state of education in the remote areas in rural India. Sameer Joshi has been credited with the screenplay.
The plot outline on its facebook page is definitely interesting. But what is even more exciting is the comic treatment which is seemed to have been given to a serious topic. Nandu Madhav of ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’ fame plays one of the lead role in the film and if one goes by what we see of him in the trailer we are in for a solid performance.
Here’s one of the song from the film called ‘guruji bolala randichyano shikayla hava’ written by Sandeep Khare and composed by Salil Kulkarni. The sentence can be roughly translated to “my teacher said, ‘you children of whores, education is important.’ ” It naturally ran into censor trouble and the word ‘randichyano’ has been replaced by ‘rantichyano’ which means ‘wild people’.
The promo below gives us an idea about Nandu Madhav’s character.
Jana Gana Mana has got selected in the Pune International Film Festival‘s competition section for Marathi films. The films in this section are generally the best to come out for the year. So, lets hope this one turns out to be really good.
Another feature of this film is that it is planning a worldwide release digitally through the internet on mundu.tv simultaneously with its theatrical release on January 26th . The movie with help of an application would also be available on tablets, cellphones etc. If that happens, it would make Jana Gana Mana to be the first regional Indian film to get such a release.
With Shala releasing on the 20th, now there are two marathi movies to look forward to in this month!