The trailer of Marathi Movie Lalbaughchi Rani begins with a spectacular shot of the Gateway of India; shot at dawn with the rising sun in the background and a flutter of the ever present pigeons there. The shot makes it clear that the film has been shot with a distinct visual look; it is no surprise that the director of the film Laxman Utekar is an ace cameraman himself.
We are shown glimpses of a girl named Sandhya. She is clearly a special child and a darling of her parents. Born and brought up in the vicinity of the popular Lalbaughcha Raja ganapati, Sandhya is fondly called Lalbaughchi Rani by people close to her. Veena Jamkar seems to have got under the skin of the character of Sandhya from the trailer; her expressions are spot on, not overdone at all, and you can’t look anywhere else in the frame once she is there.The trailer then shows us Veena taking a tour around Mumbai and bumping into an eclectic mix of characters. Being a special child it isn’t safe for her to be on her own in the big bad world of Mumbai. The sense of thrill of something untoward happening to Sandhya is certainly there in the film, but despite handling a sensitive issue there is a positive vibe to the whole film which promises a pleasant experience at the movies.
Lalbaughchi Rani technically looks topnotch. It is produced by Boney Kapoor and Sunil Manchanda. It is slated to release on June 3rd, 2016.