Director Sachin Kundalkar brings us yet another masterpiece, with meaning, to go for your own dreams.
Kaffe Kamera is the production company founded by Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Kundalkar to provide fresh entertainment to Marathi viewers. They are absolutely spot on in their first attempt with ‘Rajwade and Sons’. If you have a great vision in your story and screenplay, all other aspects turns out well.
Rajwade and Sons is about members of 3 generations of a high-class business family from Pune and their interpersonal relationships. We live in times where lot of conflicts are bound to happen between the parents and children due to confusing situations. Today’s generation is more responsible towards their actions and want to pursue what they really want to, rather than follow their parent’s footsteps in a family owned business. Rajwade and Sons is about all this and much more.
Ramesh Rajwade (Satish Alekar) is the seasoned business person and with lots of hard work over the years has built the empire of Rajwade (Multiple companies). He has his own ethics and values, who wants his children to look after the empire he has built. He wants his 3 children Vidyadhar (Sachin Khedekar), Laxmi (Mrunal Kulkarni) and Shubhankar (Atul Kulkarni) also teach the same values to their children to ensure that the family businesses are carried over. But the 3rd Generation, the cousins Anay (Alok Rajwade), Shweta (Krutika Deo), Virajas (Siddharth Menon) and Ananya (Mrinmayee Godbole) are rebellions. They have their own dreams, their own way to live life and work.
Their Grandpa wants them to look after the family business and stay as a joint family, by hook or crook. During their struggle of existence they form a new bond with their parents. But the story takes a turn, when a new member of family returns from exile. Will this member will be able to put the new lease of life to these cousins dreams? Will the cousins will get their parents support? Will the Patriarch Ramesh Rajwade will change? All this is beautifully presented in 2 hours.
When you have such a seasoned and talented starcast, you are bound to be mesmerized by the ease of their acting. All the senior members of the cast perform beautifully and flawlessly. Satish Alekar play grumpy and adamant head of the family and Jyoti Subhash play his emotional and caring wife. Sachin Khedekar, Mrunal Kulkarni, Rahul Mehendale and Atul Kulkarni play the parents, caught between their father’s strict upbringing and their children’s liberal dreams very effectively.
But the movie belongs to the younger generation of cousins. They all light up the screen with their logical thinking. The good part is that the story stays true to its characters, so no extra unnecessary characters are involved.
The movie belongs to Sachin Kundalkar, due to his story, screenplay and Direction. Rajwade and Sons is his best work after ‘Gandh’ and ‘Happy Journey’. He has captured the current scenario very beautifully surrounding the youngsters, who are in dilemma whether to follow their parent’s expectation or follow their own dreams. The Parent’s point of view is also justified to some extent. Finally you have to let them free, if you really love them.
Production designer, Dress designer and Art Director has showcased the Marathi rich lifestyle very authentically without overdoing it. Cinematography by Arjun Sorte is pleasing to eyes, be it streets of Pune, railway stations of Mumbai and Pune or the interiors of the house. Both the songs ‘ Tagmag’ and ‘Mokale’ have beautiful lyrics and exciting music. Editor Abhijeet Deshpande did an excellent and sharp job.
Rajwade and Sons makes you think, but does not force you to change. The world is shrinking and so we have to expand our thinking to allow our loved one to follow their own path. There is a great saying that ‘most of the sorrows are given by your own kin’. Set them free if you really love your children, they will surely come back and remember you. This is a must watch with family and friends.
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Movie: Rajwade and Sons
Producer: Y.M.Deosthalee, Atul Kulkarni, Sachin Kundalkar
Directer: Sachin Kundalkar
Studio: Kaffe Kamera
Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Satish Alekar, Jyoti Subash, Siddharth Menon, Alok Rajwade, Mrinmayee Godbole, Krutika Deo, Pournima Manohar, Rahul Mehendale, Amitriyan Patil, Suhani Dhadphale.
Story: Sachin Kundalkar
Music: Debarpito, Adrian D’souza, Tejas Modak
Lyrics: Tejas Modak
Screenplay: Sachin Kundalkar
Editor: Abhijeet Deshpande
Costumes: Amit Divekar
Make Up: Santosh Gayke
Production Designer: Satyajeet Patwardhan
Art Director: Nitin Borkar
Sound Design: Anita Kushwaha
Background Score: Debaprito
Cinematography: Arjun Sorte
Associate Director: Riddhi Mahashabde
Executive Producer: Nishith Dadich
Genre: Family Drama
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Duration: 2 Hrs 5 mins
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