Mumbai: Marathi film Narbachi Waadi produced by Film Farm that received enormous critical acclaim and was a box office success, has been officially selected to compete at the upcoming 12th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF).
The film is an adaption of the famous play, Shajjano Bagan by Manoj Mitra. The movie stars Dilip Prabhavalkar, Manoj Joshi, Kishori Shahane and is directed by Aditya Sarpotdar. The movie will be screened under the Marathi Feature Film competition section. Only seven movies have been selected in the Marathi feature competition.
Talking about the selection of the movie at PIFF an elated Film Farm co-founder Kalyan Guha, said, “It’s a great honour for us as our first major Marathi feature film has been selected for screening at the prestigious Pune International Film Festival. It has been our endeavour to offer world class content in various fields of media and we will continue to do so.”
The movie Narbachi Waadi, narrates the story of Narba, a simple man living in his wadi in Konkan and his struggle to reclaim his beloved piece of property. A gift from his ancestors, Narba nurtures this grove with love. One day a greedy landlord Rangarao eyes it and wants the wadi by hook or crook. But circumstances ensure that the Zamindar doesn’t get the land and he dies out of disappointment. Years later, his son tries fulfilling his late father’s wish of owning Narbachi Wadi.