“I will not tell you anything about X, and you don’t even try to know about it!” This seems like a villain’s threat from a 1980s’ Bollywood film. It’s also the kind of approach parents have when their kids want to know about sex. It’s an irony that everybody wants kids not to get dirty about sex, but nobody tells them as what’s dirty and what’s not!
With BP (Baalak-Paalak), talented filmmaker Ravi Jadhav raises this important issue of the adolescent age. It would be improper to term it as a ‘bold’ step because that word itself prevents many ‘good’ people from speaking, hearing or seeing anything on it. But it can be surely said that Ravi Jadhav makes a right and responsible statement in a very interesting and entertaining way.
Like Sujay Dahake’s Shala, Ravi Jadhav’s BP too is for all audiences as everyone goes through that curious and interesting phase of life called adolescence. There are many incidents in BP that everybody can relate to; that might have happened in everybody’s life at least once. Writers Amber Hadap and Ganesh Pandit deserve a good round of applause for their beautiful story, and Ravi Jadhav for helping them in developing such a beautiful script.
BP’s best attraction on-the-screen is the superbly cast Madan Deodhar, Shaswati Pimplekar, Bhagyashee Shankpal, Prathamesh Parab, and Rohit Phalke. The performances by these five teenaged actors make everything look secondary in the film. The film has been supported by brilliant performances by all other actors including Kishore Kadam, Anand Ingale, and Avinash Narkar. Despite small role, Subodh Bhave, Amruta Subhash, and late Anand Abhyankar also are very impressive. But the pick of the bunch is Sai Tamhankar, who is going very unconventional and remarkable with her every film.
Bollywood music director duo Vishal-Shekhar does a commendable job by creating very energetic tracks and background score that best compliments the film, while the lyrics by Guru Thakur and Ravi Jadhav are very meaningful. Avya and Chiu’s peppy dance on Bappi Da’s popular Bollywood song was fabulous and too tempting to prevent one from getting up and dance. Cinematographer Mahesh Limaye captures the film very beautifully. In fact, Ravi Jadhav’s films always have very beautiful frames and BP is not an exception.
Natrang and Balgandharva have already established Ravi as a matured filmmaker. His latest offering, BP, meets all the expectations and is a clear winner.
BP is a very dhinchak movie. Kudos to Riteish Deshmukh and Uttung Thakur for producing such a wonderful film; it’s a must watch for everyone.