Taleem is the second film in the recent past in Marathi cinema that is based on wrestling. Kushti is a sport with a long tradition in India and has been played for ages. We last year had Bhaurao Karhade’s Khwada based on wrestling which had won a National Award. Taleem, though, seems like a film from the other end of the spectrum from Khwada.
Taleem trailer does have some impressive visuals of wrestling matches. The lead actor does look like a wrestler himself and that goes a long way in establishing character. Though wrestling is an integral part of the film, the film seems to tackle the human emotions of love, hatred, betrayal and redemption through it. It also adopts the conventional format of song and dance sequences with the mandatory lavani.
Taleem has been written and directed by Nitin Madhukar Rokade and stars Abhijeet Shwetchandra and Vaishali Dabade in the lead role. It has been produced by Sudarshan Ingale, Sanjay Mulay, Jayaditya Giri and Nitin Madhukar Rokade
The film is slated to release on July 15th, 2016.