When you decide to make a film on a Marathi comic book character Faster Fene created by B. R. Bhagwat, you are taking a huge risk and your adaptation will be compared with the original material. Writer Kshitij Patwardhan and director Aditya Sarpotdar has taken that risk and created a new age Faster Fene of 2017, who is still connected to its original book self. His ideologies are same about life and for solving a crime case, he uses the latest gadgets. The screen adaptation is very well polished to keep viewers glued to the screen all the time.
The story of Faster Fene is pretty much explained in the official trailer and revealing too much here will be injustice to the film and its suspense thriller genre. Banesh Fene (Amey Wagh) comes to Pune for a Medical Enterance exam and helps solve a theft at B. R. Bhagwat's (Dilip Prabhavalkar) residence. He is joined by Bhu Bhu (Shubham More) and his school-mate Aboli (Parna Pethe), who is a news reporter. While appearing for the exam a student dies and police think its a suicide. Banesh thinks that the student is murdered and is hell bent to solve the murder mystery, but instead unearths a multi-crore scam. In the process of solving the case, he risks life of everyone around him including himself in danger. Appa Andhare (Girish Kulkarni) wants him to stop the investigations and threaten him with his life. How Faster Fene solves this murder mystery with the help of his friends, needs to be watched in theaters.
'Faster Fene' has very rich production values starting from the characterization and casting. Every character and the actor performing that role is so much perfect that it becomes delighful to watch them on screen. The heart of the film through are the 2 character, Amey Wagh's Faster Fene is lovable whereas Girish Kulkarni's badass villain Appa will make you hate him. Their duels are treat to watch. Girish Kulkarni shines as a villain whereas Amey Wagh sparkles as Faster Fene. Parna, Shubham, Dilip sir give their best. Siddharth Jadhav and Chinmayee Sumeet's cameos are important too.
The highlights of the film are cinematography by Milind Jog, Hollywood class background music by Troy & Arif and Actions by Manohar Verma. The aerial shots, chases and fights are beautifully picturized and adds value to the overall story-telling. Background music gives you a high when there is no scope for dialogues. This film is a perfect example of how a original background music adds value to the overall impact. Editing is very sharp and costumes are meticulously crafted for all characters. Kshitij's screenplay is so tight that every scene takes the level of excitement to higher level and never lets it come down. Aditya's direction keeps the film realistic and keeps the pace and suspense intact till the end. He has ensured that the film does not have any dull moments and keeps the audience glued to the screen.
Verdict: Faster Fene is a new age Marathi Cinema full of suspense & thrills. It brings the comic book character of 'Faster Fene' onto silver screen and keeps the soul intact. Faster Fene is engrossing suspense thriller that redefines Marathi Cinema and gives a possiblity of a long running franchise. Such films are very rare these days in India and should never be missed. Tock.
Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Movie: Faster Fene | फास्टर फेणे
Director: Aditya Sarpotdar
Producers: Genelia Deshmukh, Mangesh Kulkarni (Zee Studios), presenters Riteish Deshmukh & Zee Studios
Studio: Mumbai Film Company and Zee Studios
Amey Wagh as Banesh Fene
Parna Pethe as Aboli
Shubham More as Bhubhu
Girish Kulkarni as Appa
Dilip Prabhavalkar as B. R. Bhagwat
Shrikant Yadav as Inspector
Siddharth Jadhav as Ambadas
Chinmayee Sumeet as Banesh's Aai
Story: Comic Books by Bhaskar Ramchandra Bhagwat adapted by Kshitij Patwardhan
Screenplay: Kshitij Patwardhan
Dialogues: Kshitij Patwardhan
Cinematography DoP: Milind Jog
Sound Design: Pramod Chandorkar & Pranam Pansare
Background Score: Troy - Arif
Editor: Faisal Mahadik - Imran Mahadik
Genre: Adventure Suspense Thriller
Release Date: 27th October 2017
Duration: 130 Mins