MACHIWARLA BUDDHA (Mar.)
Videos Machiwarla Budha is based on G. N. Dandekar’s popular Novel by the same name. This film depicts the realities of true happiness. In the present date, it has been observed that there is a mad rush of the new generation to attain happiness through artificial means such as palatial bungalows, through fun & frolic, through media and entertainment and various other sources. Does one get real happiness through such means? One should avoid receiving happiness through artificial means as they are momentary and does not entitle to mental and emotional satisfaction. Money can buy rich and leisurely things, money can give you momentary short-lived pleasures but can’t buy you true happinness.That is the message of the film but how true is it in the contemporary world is a matter of debate. In the movie “Machivarla Budha” the lead protagonist of the film (Suhas Palshikar) withdraws himself from all leisurely pleasures. He escapes the comfortable life style of Mumbai city and deserts himself from this business minded world and resides at a scenic beautiful place in the lap of nature “RajMachi”. The film depicts how the lead character bonds with the flora & fauna and lives a truly happy life in non commercial and generous realm of mother nature. He rather establishes a selfless relationship and finds happiness among the birds, the animals, the trees, the leaves and the flowers. His son living in Mumbai wants to take him home but the old man wants to die close to nature.The film “Machivarla Budha” has a wonderful message for people from all age groups, whether young or old, about how to live a peaceful life in co-existence and harmony with nature. The film is a collage of great visuals of nature so well captured by the DOP in his camera. He deserves kudos for his work. Smita Gondkar does well in a dance sequence. A film meant for serious cinema buffs and to be seen just for Suhas Palshikar’s excellent performance.