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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

A forest officer on a mission to capture a supposedly dangerous bull in a remote village.

8/10
Author: artistree from toronto
31 May 2008

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.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The storyline of this movie is inexplicable.

10/10
Author: amit_hk2001 from India
23 February 2009

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The movie mainly focuses on the life of the people in a small village in Maharashtra. Every aspect of the movie apparently concerns the fact that there is a wild bull roaming around in the village and everyone feels that the wild bull has messed up their lives.

Actually, its just a coincidence that in some cases the bull is present at the place where something bad has happened. Although this point is not made clear in the movie, the director is successful in hiding this fact in one of the scenes.

Some parallel stories keep proceeding along with the main story. Every story has its own meaning and has some (direct or indirect) connection with other stories and the main story.

Towards the end, three of the stories take part in the climax. At first, these three stories seem to be independent but the director successfully shows the connection between these stories without explicitly telling anything.

The interpretation of the movie can be stated in only one phrase : The problem with the bull is metaphor for issues in the lives of villagers.

The way of conveying the story is awesome. This is the first Marathi movie in which I have seen such elegant and 'full of art' direction.

Screenplay, locations, background score and acting by Atul Kulkarni is also good.

In all its one of the nicest piece of art in Marathi film industry.

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