The fear of Indian Premier League (IPL) seems to be fading away with every new season as producers and filmmakers are no more scared of releasing their films during the cricketing event. One such Marathi film that is releasing in the first week of April is Shanshay Kallol, a sit-com directed by Vishal Inamdar. Initially titled as Gadbadgunda, the film was later renamed as Shanshay Kallol – Natyancha Gadbadgunda, a presentation of Shree Swami Samarth Pictures.
“We eventually found Shanshay Kallol as the apt title, therefore the renaming was done,” informed Vishal Inamdar.
The director said, “The film is about confusions and misunderstandings in human relationships. Some two decades back, this used to happen due to lack of communication. Today it is happening due to excessive or instant communication. Shanshay Kallol has many such instances that result in humor.”
The film’s cast includes Ankush Choudhary, Pushkar Shrotri, Mrunmayi Deshpande, Pooja Sawant, Abhijit Satam, Reema Lagoo, Sulekha Talwalkar, Vishal Inamdar, Vijay Patwardhan and Siddharth Chandekar in a guest appearance.
“We had to be very careful in writing when we decided to make this musical play into a film. It needed to be very cinematic so that it doesn’t look like a play. We added a few characters and gave a modern look to the story,” Vishal said.
The film’s screenplay has been written by Vishal Inamdar, Rajesh Kolan & Vijay Patwardhan while the dialogues have been penned by Sanjay Mone & Vijay Patwardhan. Suresh Deshmane is the director of photography whereas Kaushal Inamdar has composed the music,
“Shanshay Kallol is a situational comedy, a complete entertainer and family-oriented film. Even the serious scenes are very humorous, and I appreciate my actors for their brilliant performances. People from all age groups can sit together and watch this film. It’s my tribute to Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Raja Paranjape,” Vishal added.
On releasing Shanshay Kallol in April, the month that has the IPL and other Marathi releases, Vishal said, “The audience is very intelligent. They always appreciate good films. I have full faith in the audience.”