2 user 1 critic

The Wild Bull (2008)

Valu (original title)
Swanand Gaddamwa comes to a small village Kusavde to get hold of a bull who was once considered holy by the villagers.


(screenplay), (screenplay)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Temple (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Keshya, a simple villager believes that god has arrived in his village but everyone disbelieves him. Later when the politics plays its part things take a drastic change.

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Stars: Mohan Agashe, Vibhawari Deshpande, Hrishikesh Joshi
Natarang (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A poor working man loses his job and decides to start a theater troupe.

Director: Ravi Jadhav
Stars: Priya Arun, Vibhawari Deshpande, Kishore Kadam
The Well (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sameer and Nachiket are relatives and friends. Nachiket, who is the more mature of the two, wants to escape his stifling surroundings. Sameer does not understand this. Then one day, ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Stars: Mohan Agashe, Madan Deodhar, Girish Kulkarni
Shwaas (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

Director: Sandeep Sawant
Stars: Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni
Dombivli Fast (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A common man fights against the corruption and injustice happening around him.

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Stars: Sandeep Kulkarni, Audumber Aphale, Ashwini Apte
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Director: Paresh Mokashi
Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve
Hemalkasa (2014)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Biopic on Dr. Prakash Amte, the selfless doctor and social worker who devoted his life towards the development and upliftment of the tribal people in the forests of western Maharashtra.

Director: Samrouddhi Porey
Stars: Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Agashe
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A girl from Mumbai who comes to Pune to meet a prospective groom, with the idea of rejecting him, ends up spending the day with a complete stranger.

Director: Satish Rajwade
Stars: Swapnil Joshi, Mukta Barve
Time Pass (2014)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mischievous teen wants to teach a lesson to a man by making his daughter his girlfriend.

Director: Ravi Jadhav
Stars: Prathamesh Parab, Ketaki Mategaonkar, Vaibhav Mangale
Duniyadari (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Shreyas discovers the magic of love and friendship in college days; only to be perplexed with the choices to be made.

Director: Sanjay Jadhav
Stars: Swapnil Joshi, Ankush Chaudhari, Urmila Kanitkar
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Highway is a story of a simple, routine Mumbai- Pune journey that our characters begin in separate vehicles. They all come from different walks of life, carrying their own baggage of what ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Stars: Mukta Barve, Sunil Barve, Tisca Chopra
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Dinkar Maruti Bhosle, a common Marathi man with an identity crisis ends up being the Crusader against threats to his existance & identity as a 'Marathi Maanus'. In his battle against all odds & evils, he is assisted by Shivaji Maharaj.

Director: Santosh Manjrekhar
Stars: Makarand Anaspure, Suchitra Bandekar, Priya Bapat


Credited cast:
Swanand Gaddamwar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bharti Achrekar ...
Sarapanch's Wife (as Bharati Acharekar)
Dipak Alegaokar ...
Shivai's Father (as Deepak Alegaonkar)
Vrishasen Dabholkar ...
Renuka Daftardar ...
Aaba's Wife
Pournima Ganu ...
Gaddam's Wife
Ashwini Giri ...
Suresh' Wife
Chandrakant Gokhale ...
Veena Jamkar ...
Aditya Kulkarni ...
Ashok Kulkarni ...
Sharavi Kulkarni ...
Nandu Madhav ...


Swanand Gaddamwa comes to a small village Kusavde to get hold of a bull who was once considered holy by the villagers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis





Official Sites:



Release Date:

25 January 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

The Wild Bull  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A forest officer on a mission to capture a supposedly dangerous bull in a remote village.
31 May 2008 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

This is a light hearted film with a simple subject. The treatment and pace of the movie keeps it alive and you're gradually introduced to the bull and stories/rumors about him, making you wonder, if its really dangerous etc. The officer's brother volunteers to shoot a documentary of the entire mission which makes the film esp interesting.

A well made film where you start knowing and getting involved with the characters, especially the simple minded villagers. The language has an authentic flavor and so do the actors. Good thing, they didn't use much make up or deliberately colorful clothes. Not an art film and not a big budget movie, but if you like simplistic entertainment, this one's not to be missed.

Atul Kulkarni is pleasant to watch and other actors are also nice. The bull has done a good job too.

Editing could be better, as sometimes you feel a bit lost; or the story lessens grip at times. But that's critically speaking only. The duration of the film is just right and no songs and dances makes it particularly more realistic and engrossing.

Unlike a village theme, there's no strong politics, rivalry, bitterness etc.

The sound track is catchy and sounds quite acoustic.The music sounds distinctly local. No loud surrounds, or sound fx etc. Thankyou so so much. The music and visuals, the overall treatment all are well balanced.

Is the bull captured? Is the mission easy? Go watch the movie to find out. If you go with an open mind; and if you like easy viewing, you will definitely appreciate the film. It will make you smile and feel good for sure. A sweet film.

Looking for similar from the same team. Give us more good cinema.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
overhyped lrregularly_irregular
Discuss The Wild Bull (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: