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Valu (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (India)
Swanand Gaddamwa comes to a small village Kusavde to get hold of a bull who was once considered holy by the villagers.


Girish Kulkarni (screenplay), Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni (screenplay)


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


Swanand Gaddamwar a forest officer is appointed by the government to get hold of Valu a wild bull in the small village of Kusavde, "Valu", is actually a holy, consecrated bull which is the responsibility of the village. It is allowed to roam free and is the responsibility of the entire village. But lately, Valu becomes very aggressive and is blamed for every single act of chaos and destruction that happens in and around the village, Swanand feels ashamed that he is assigned this task by the government as he was always known to catch wild animals like Tigers and Leopards,Swanand reaches the village with his brother Sameer who wants to shoot a documentary and finds this subject interesting,Jeevan is a asked by Sarpanch to guide Swanand in what ever help he requires to catch Valu ,Jeevan and Swanand become good friends start meeting people and know the full history of Valu.Sarpanch and Abha are two village leaders who prefer to be one above the other and everyone wants to have the ... Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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A forest officer on a mission to capture a supposedly dangerous bull in a remote village.
31 May 2008 | by artistreeSee 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.

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2.35 : 1
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