Vazandar Shines Outside India too
After earning the appreciation of viewers in Maharashtra and other parts of India, Landmarc Film’s Marathi movie ‘Vazandar’ produced by Vidhi Kasliwal is winning hearts in USA as well. At a time when the concept of beauty revolves around how slim and trim you are, this film by Sachin Kundalkar breaks away from norms. It tells you to love yourself the way you are. It also questions societal stereotypes about being fit. Ultimately, being fit is a state of feeling good about your body and not about fitting into size moulds that society has created.
The movie was screened in Bay Area and Chicago recently and on popular demand, more shows have been organised at Denver, Detroit, Seattle, Los Angeles, Columbus, Hudson and Dallas. A similar screening was held in Qatar and it got a great response there as well.
For Vazandar, Sai Tamhankar and Priya Bapat put in a lot of effort. In fact, while actresses are told to lose weight for roles usually, Sai and Priya needed to put on and they happily did. Also, after the shoot was done, they shed all the gained weight. Apart from this, their acting skills have received rave reviews. Chirag Patil, Chetan Chitnis and Siddharth Chandekar also feature in pivotal roles in Vazandar.
The music of the movie has also been appreciated. All in all this is a film that reiterates the power of regional cinema and its global reach. This is one film that is true to its title – ‘Vazandar’.