Though a new crop of Marathi filmmakers have been attempting daringly different subjects on celluloid, it is only recently that their efforts have started paying rich dividends with back to back blockbusters like ‘Timepass’ and ‘Duniyadari’. While Marathi films are doing fabulous business at the box-office, they are also getting recognition in the form of National Awards and various other prestigious awards at important film festivals. Director Shivaji Lotan Patil is a known name in the festival circuit, thanks to his national award winning movie ‘Dhag’. After successfully trying his hand in tackling serious subjects, Shivaji is now all set to entertain the audience with his first out an out comedy film ‘Rajwada’.
Like his past films ‘Vavtal’ and ‘Dhag’, ‘Rajwada’ also has a strong social message. However, this time Shivaji is presenting it with ample doses of comedy. “It’s like sugarcoated medicine. You have to reach the masses to effectively convey your message and comedy is the best vehicle,” says Shivaji.
‘Rajwada’ stars screen award winner Mangesh Desai in a lead role. Megha Dhade is playing his love interest. Leading comedians such as Abhijit Chavan, Kishor Choughule, Arun Kadam and veteran Kuldeep Pawar are lending able support to Mangesh, Medha and director Shivaji Patil in their endevour to entertain people.
‘Rajwada’ tells the story of an ex-king who after independence has lost his kingdom. Due to his extravagant lifestyle, he has gone bankrupt and his ‘Wada’ is up for sale. In a desperate bid to save his only possession, the ex-ruler and his family go on spree of lies, creating many comical situations and total havoc in the village.
The film has been written by Arvind Jagtap. Music is by Vijay Gatlewar. Produced by Deepak Parkhe for Superpower Entertainment, ‘Rajwada’ is slated to hit theaters on 11th April.