Marathi Movie: Lay Bhaari

Directed by Nishikant Kamat, who also have directed Hindi movies ‘Force’ and ‘Mumbai meri jaan’, is back to directing Marathi films. This time he has Riteish Deshmukh as a main lead of the movie. Riteish earlier has produced Marathi films but this is the first time he has done a lead role in it.
Story of the movie is very interesting but unnecessarily prolonged in both the halves. Story takes place in a small town of Maharashtra, where a head of the town Pratapsingh Nimbalkar, is denied of several auspicious rights, since he is not having any child. Then his wife Sumitra Devi (Tanvi Azmi) decides to go to Pandharpur and seek the blessings of Hindu lord Vitthal. While seeking blessings from lord Vitthal, she speaks that she will devote her kid to Vitthal. After few months she remains pregnant. But when she tells her husband about her oath at Pandharpur, he becomes very upset about it and goes out of India. Then story jumps ahead by 25 years and their son Abhaysingh (Riteish Deshmukh) has returned home after completing his studies abroad. Pratapsingh’s brother who lives in the same town, is always against of him and decides to take over all the land of villagers by force. Pratapsingh and Abhaysingh both oppose them but lose their life in accidental attacks. What happens next in the town and in Nimbalkar family is better seen in the movie itself.
Riteish Deshmukh has done his role sincerely and have performed action scenes very well. Radhika Apte has played the love interest of Mauli (Riteish Deshmukh) and she has also done her job well. Tanvi Azmi as riteish’s mother has done justice to her part of the story. Salman Khan and Riteish’s wife Genelia D’souza have guest appearances in the movie. Movie is very lengthy of 2 hour and 40 minutes. It is unnecessarily prolonged in both halves. Songs are not that except for the ‘Mauli’ song, which is exceptionally well and beautifully used in the story. Story is written by Sajid Nadiadwala and it is well directed. Dialogues of character Mauli are good and very catchy.
Overall, this could have been a much better film if its length would have been shorter by at least 30 minutes. But this is a definitely one of the high production value Marathi films and shouldn’t be missed.

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