The Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) 2012 recently
awarded a special recognition to Makarand Anaspures
directorial debut Marathi film, Dambis.
the authorities of BIFFreceive more than 100 entries
from 30 countries of which they only accept a handful
of films to screen at the festival. With the recognition,
Dambis has become the first Marathi film to win this
film centres around Dattu, a struggling actor with no
talent to speak of. His life changes when hes
hired to pose as a grandfather of little Parth whose
parents are too busy to play with him and too egoistic
to approach their estranged parents. For Parths
uptight, MBA mother Neelima (Pragya), Rs 3,000 a days
loss is more than even his ill health.
has grown to accept his parents behaviour. Dattu
teaches Parth some tough lessons while making his
parents realise that all the money they make is worthless
to the love-starved Parth. In turn, the generally
disregarded Dattu too learns of love by spending time
is ironical to note that when the film was released
in Maharashtra, it didnt garner much response.
There may be some more reasons behind its failure
in the local market, but its good to see that
the content of this film is being appreciated by international
audience, feels the director.
film, produced by Sayaji Shinde, Makrand Anaspure
and Walmik Murkute, stars Makrand Anaspure, Lokesh
Gupte, Dr. Pradnya Shastri, Shubhankar Atre (Child
Artist), Vinod Khedekarand Dr. Sudhir Nikam.