duniyadariCast: Swapnil Joshi, Ankush Choudhary, Urmila Kanitkar, Sai Tamhankar, Jitendra Joshi, Sushant Shelar, Richa Pariyalli, Sandeep Kulkarni, Sai Tamhankar

Director: Sanjay Jadhav


Genre: Drama

Year: 2013
The film opens with grandma Shirin (Sai Tamhankar) with a streak of grey accompanying grandpa Pritam (Sushant Shelar) to Pune, grandchildren in tow. The story traces itself back to presumably the late 70s (nothing establishes the exact era except the bell-bottom pants on the gentlemen ‘([Amitabh Bacchan])’ and the polka dotted dresses and ‘Asha Parekh’ salwar kameezes on the ladies). Nothing is spelt out, but each character and its relevance in the plot is carefully unveiled through the narrative which revolves around Shreyas Talwalkar (Swapnil Joshi) is thrown into college life in Pune on his mother’s insistence. Under circumstances which are reminiscent of college life in the Hindi cinema of the 80s, Shreyas makes friends with DSP aka Digya (Ankush Choudhary) and his Katta gang. A do-gooder standing tall for friendships in the face of a creepy Saai (Jitendra Joshi), Shreyas becomes the voice of reason for the rustic gang. While he finds himself attracted to Shirin but Meenu (Urmila Kanetkar) get attracted to shreyas which creates a love triangle. Shirin is a student of Medical college and sister of pritam. They are children of an MLA from Kolhapur, who hates shirin, his own daughter. Shreyas accepts Meenu’s proposal out of spite for shirin(as she repeatedly turns down his advances), but is not sure about their future relationship. Saai fixes his marriage with shirin against her wish. Meenu later understands that Shreyas is deeply in love with Shirin. On Saai-Shirin’s wedding day, Shreyas and his friends fight with Saai’s gang and finally Shirin gets married to Shreyas. But she is aware of Shreyas is a patient of a deadly disease [probably cancer?] and has only few months of life in his hands. They are about to enter into parenthood. The film ends with a great touching scene where all the friends, now in their early 50′s, meet at the same katta of their college on Shreyas’s birthday and express their feelings for him.

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