Vaajlaach Paahije - Game Ki Shinema
Bhau Kadam’s Talent wasted in a not so funny role.
Vaajlaach Paahije is said to be a tribute to Dada Kondke, but does not come even closer to his classic and hilarious style of film making. The story of struggling people trying to make big in Marathi film industry looks promising , but then it takes a tumble when the story-telling itself fails in the 2nd half (It reminds me of Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’). The film makers were confused whether to make a sex comedy or to make triumph of the struggle in a comic way. The whole film making process shown is a joke (who does shoot a film with DSLR). The film is funny in some parts as it seems a bunch of skeets rather than a cinema story. The repeated dialogues, lengthy scenes, slow pace makes it boring to watch, at sometimes you think of leaving the cinema hall.
Comedy movies has to be handled very carefully and without a strong story, the attempt fails badly, same like this one. Bhau Kadam is wasted in a sex manic role, which does not materialise correctly for his fans (who likes his comic timing)
The film revolves around a struggling director, Yash(Rajesh Bhosale) and a struggling actor, Raj (Chinmay Udgirkar) who try to cross all the hurdles to make a film and make it a big success for themselves. The two goons start their search for a Producer for their film. During the strive to make a film they come across a filthy Producer named Bhau Damdar(Bhalchandra Kadam) who agrees to finance only on the condition of getting a beautiful heroine for the film.
Yash describes an unseen girl in such a way that Bhau is enthused and agrees to produce their film. He immediately springs them with advance and asks them to immediately get the heroine to him.
Yash and Raj’s hunt for a producer ends here, but the next hunt for the imaginary actress starts here. And their hunt ends at the Kolhapur Film City, where Raj accidentally meets his fake love, Supriya (Girija Joshi). Raj instantly informs Yash about the success of finding the girl. But Yash who stayed back with Bhau to discuss the script is upset as Bhau has finalized a horrendous script called Nal Damayanti- The Intimate Love Story!
Next day, everyone is excited to meet the heroine, particularly Bhau who has been day dreaming of his Damayanti. The plot takes a turn when Raj gets Supriya to Bhau’s place...
Bhau with his sinister intentions and desires signs Supriya instantly and hands her a bag full of cash as her signing and another bag of cash to Yash to start the film but the film takes a turn by how they intend to make a genuine film with the allocated funds by deceiving Bhau, is the ultimate crux of the story.
Hereafter begins a hilarious plot of rescuing Supriya from Bhau’s clutches and shooting a film of his choice using Bhau's money. Will they succeed in their mission? Raj and Supriya really fall in love? What efforts they take to save Supriya from Bhau and how successfully they complete their film - Producer Jomaat Director Comaat!
Acting is all below average for all the actors, Chinmay’s six packs is a plus point though. Characters are not developed, and so does the story. I am sure Bhau’s fans will ignore his attempt in a bigger role.
Technically the film fails badly. It looks like the film is shot very fast without a proper screenplay. Attention to details are not at all given.
The film fails to please the viewers. Bhau Kadam is wasted in his first big role. This is not a crowd puller. The time is good for Marathi Entertainment industry, but the bad movie making will be treated likewise.
Rating: 1 / 5