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Ek Hazarachi Note (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 September 2016 (USA)
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In this exploration of money and conscience, a poor woman receives a thousand-rupee note from a politician at election time, but the note proves to be a mixed blessing.

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Shrihari Sathe
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Credited cast:
Devendra Gaikwad ... Constable Shinde
Usha Naik ... Budhi
Pooja Nayak ... Sudama's Wife
Sandeep Pathak ... Sudama
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Ganesh Yadav ... Uttamrao Jadhav
Shrikant Yadav ... Sub-Inspector
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Budhi an old woman living in a small village her young son committed suicide due to debts in a debt ridden farmers village.She is good friends with her neighbor Sudama they both go to a political rally where the politician distributes 1000 rupee notes.Budhi receives four of of those when politician finds her son committed suicide.Budhi's daily expense was of 10 RS she feels that after receiving the money no one will sell her goods at low prices as they did and afraid of being robbed.She along with Sudama goes to market for shopping but can't exchange the note due to change.Finally they reach a shop to purchase Saree for her where they could get the changes.Butbowner gets then arrested claiming it to be fake note. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Can currency notes of a higher denomination change your life?
10 May 2014 | by pratik-potdarSee all my reviews

It would've been better for the masses had 'Ek Hazarachi Note' released prior to elections; director Srihari Sathe's message would've enlightened thousands of illiterate voters. It's a story that tells you about poverty, illiteracy, farmer suicides and corrupt administration.

Budhi (Usha Naik) is an aged mother who has lost her farmer son due to indebtedness. A local leader (Ganesh Yadav) seeking re-election compensates her, giving her a few currency notes of 1000. However, this incident changes her life forever.

The film wins your hearts due to its simplicity. Traditional 'Khandeshi' language creates its own impact. The message is clear – money brings its own set of problems, townsmen will continue to degrade the countrymen and poverty is our biggest enemy. Similarly, authorities can never be honest and impartial. Shrikant Bojewar puts these facts perfectly onto paper.

Usha Naik steals the show as Budhi. But my choice is Sandeep Pathak for his supporting role of Sudama. He has matured after 'Varhad Nighalay Londonla'. Shailendra Barve's music carries a melancholy, suited for the film's theme. It is painful, yet wonderful.

I am going with four out of five stars for 'Ek Hazarachi Note'. The film is a tribute to the director's grandparents. And we must pay our respects as well!!


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Country:

India

Language:

Marathi

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 Rupee Note See more »

Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,697, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$2,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,404
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