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A multi-faceted actor competent of capable acting potential along with an excellent sense of timing for generating humor is none other than Vijay Patkar. His journey in the capacity of an amateur actor through all the four mediums like advertisements, daily soaps, theater and cinema has now crossed the phase of being a director to eventually himself become a producer now. After the direction of five successful films like ‘Ek Unad Diwas’, ‘Chashmebahaddar’, ‘Jawaibapu Zindabad’, ‘Sasu Numbari Jawai Dus Numbari’ and ‘Sagle Karun Bhagle’, Vijay Patkar is now poised for launching his next venture of a Marathi Feature Film full of bubbling laughter titled as LAAVU KA LAATH. Through this film, Vijay Patkar is stepping into the shoes of a Producer, Director and an Actor, all three moves at one shot. This is an exclusive he granted to GLAMGOLD on that account.
GG) You are already a director and an actor but for the first time you are launching yourself in front of the audiences as a Producer of a film LAAVU KA LAATH. What will you say about this new game plan?
VP) I have already worked in this domain as a director for five Marathi and 2 Hindi films. However, I do each of my project with the same enthusiasm as if it is my first project. Therefore, even though LAAVU KA LAATH is my eighth film, I am feeling as though it is my first Marathi film nevertheless. Besides that, for the first time I have accepted the responsibility of being a producer, director and an actor too in this project. But not only I was endowed with an active co-operation from all the actors I had chosen for this film, thanks to my rich experience of interacting with all of them for such a long span of time but the vital suggestions made by each of them also have resulted into the making of a truly fresh rural comedy product in the end.
GG) What will you say about the attractive title of the film LAAVU KA LAATH?
VP) The curiosity of the audiences increases sharply if the title of the film alone is spicy enough. Therefore, I settled with the title of this film as LAAVU KA LAATH to fully address the issue of searching for an appropriate title that meets this need because the story of this film revolves around the mystery of a 150 years old sandal surrounded by the eventful comedy sequences and the fun generated thereby indeed called for an equally unique title.
VP) Majority of the artistes of this film are associated with me for last 15-16 years. Therefore the tuning that I have had with all of them proved immensely useful even while doing this film. This film has become all the more colourful because each of them could perfectly sense and visualize what exactly I did expect from them. A platoon of both, experienced and novice artistes like Vijay Kadam, Jayawant Wadkar, Kamlakar Satpute, Kishori Ambiye, Archana Patkar, Jayant Sawarkar, Rajan Tamhane, Hemlata Bane, Ananta Karekar, Kishor Raorane, Pradeep Patwardhan and Shraddha Nigwekar have come together to make this film. Needless to say, while watching this film LAAVU KA LAATH, the audiences shall be overwhelmed with more joy than what we, the artistes, perhaps thrilled by behind the screen.
GG) What will you say about the music of this film?
VP) A youthful pair of musicians called Avinash-Vishwajeet have shouldered the responsibility of producing music for this film and the audiences will be able to enjoy the songs shot in a different style altogether. With a romantic song, this film thrills the audiences with a rural spicy Lavni song also in addition to an inspiring Lord Ganesha prayer song too. This song, with lyrics as ‘He Sukhakarta Gajanana’ for praying before Lord Ganesha has been shot in the surroundings of the Dholya Ganapati Temple at Wai. Dazzling choreography of several artistes designed by Umesh Jadhav can be witnessed in this film. The songs sung in the popularly melodious voices of Vaishali Samant, Anand Shinde, Rahul Saxena, Maithili Joshi and Chintamani will surely lure the audiences toward the lyrics and music of this film also.
VP) The audiences have showered their praise to each of the works I have done so far. No wonder, I am confident that my home production of the film LAAVU KA LAATH will leave the audience enchanted to feel fully reciprocated with what they will pay for by all the three different responsibilities of being a producer, director an actor of this film borne by me. Therefore, I appeal to the people to take the initiative to go to the theatre and watch the film.