(Crisp) Movie Review: NAY VARAN BHAT LONCHA KON KAY KONCHA by FENIL SETA

Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha is a Marathi film by Mahesh V Manjrekar, and is a story of a poor, orphan boy in Mumbai who aspires to be a gangster, just like his dead father. The 112 minute long film is replete with some unconventional and also shocking moments, and it keeps the interest going. On the flipside, several developments in the second half are difficult to digest. Just adding titillating scenes and cuss words are not enough; it needs to be done convincingly for a better impact. The unpredictable climax thankfully saves the day. The exceptional performances are also the film’s USP. Prem Dharmadhikari (Digya) plays the difficult part with ease. Varad Nagwekar (Ilyas) lends able support. Chhaya Kadam (Digya’s grandmother) rocks the show. Kashmera Shah and Rohit Haldikar (Shirya) leave a huge mark in a small role. Umesh Jagtap (Corporator Jagtap) is apt for the part. Ganesh Yadav (Bhaktya) is great but the twist in his track is sudden. Ashwini Kulkarni (Digya’s Kaki) is fine but her character’s actions make no sense. Shashank Shende (Babi) and Savita Malpekar (Babi’s wife) are memorable. All in all, Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha is an average fare.

My rating – ** ½ out of 5!

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