Four prominent directors from Marathi cinema have joined hands to present poetry-inspired short stories on the celluloid. It’s not new to have multiple directors to tell different stories in one film. What differentiates Bioscope – a unique experiment in Marathi cinema – from other such projects is its theme; poetry! For the first time in the history of Indian cinema, four directors are coming together to explore the impact of poetry through this fascinating medium. The four filmmakers are Ravi Jadhav, Viju Mane, Girish Mohite and Gajendra Ahire. Bioscope has been produced by Golden Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
After a stupendous success of Time-Pass and Balak Palak, Ravi Jadhav presents his next offering in the form of Mitra – a complex tale of lesbians set in 1947. Ravi captures the mood and era with brilliant play of light and shades in a haunting black and white imagery. Mitra is based on celebrated writer Vijay Tendulkar’s short story of the same name and has a backdrop of a poem by the current generation’s the most sought after poet Sandeep Khare. Starring Khare himself in a prominent role, it also features Mrunmayee Deshpande and Veena Jamkar in the lead roles.
Known for exploring different genres with every film, Viju Mane has attempted pure love story for the first time with his Ek Hota Kau. Based on a famous poem by Soumitra, it tells the story of a black and ugly boy deeply in love with a fair and beautiful girl. Through the story, Viju has also tried to tackle the problems faced by youth due to inferiority complex. It stars Spruha Joshi and Kushal Badrike. While the most revered saint Sant Dnyaneshwar’s composition has also found its way into the story, the music has been composed by the exciting new talent Soham Pathak.
After a social satire called Bharatiya, Girish Mohite has again tackled a social theme in his Bail. Based on a poem of the same name by illustrious poet Loknath Yashvant, the story reflects the widening gap between Bharat and India through a relationship between a farmer and his ox. Starring Screen Award-winner Mangesh Desai, Smita Tambe, Sagar Karande and Uday Sabnis, the short film’s music has been composed by Avinash-Vishwajeet.
The most prolific of them all, Gajendra Ahire has accepted the challenge of presenting Mirza Ghalib’s one of the most popular Ghazal Dil-E-Naadan Tuze Hua Kya Hai. Dealing with a two aged artists awaiting that one eluding call to perform, it stars veterans Neena Kulkarni and Suhas Palshikar in the lead.
Bioscope has been co-produced by Athaansh Communications, Viju Mane Productions Pvt Ltd, Pre to Post Films and Goda Talkies.