Sumitra Bhave’s solo venture looks promising

Sumitra Bhave’s Marathi movie Dithee has a large, impressive cast that we’ve seen in a while. The film stars Kishore Kadam, Dr Mohan Agashe, Uttara Baokar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Girish Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Shashank Shende, Kailash Waghmare and Onkar Gowardhan. 

The first poster of the film captures a beautiful image from the film. Few key cast members, along with plenty of side actors, are dressed as varkaris (pilgrims) and are shown sitting in a big tempo. They are looking as real as any ordinary group of Vitthal devotees. This indicates that the film is about the journey of the varkaris

Sumitra Bhave has always directed films in partnership with Sunil Sukhtankar. But this is the first time that she has gone solo. 

Mohan Agashe, Girish Kulkarni and Dilip Prabhavalkar

Bhave won the award for the Best Director for Dithee last year at the Pune International Film Festival [PIFF]. The film also won the Audience Award for Best Film and Best Cinematography by Dhananjay Kulkarni. 

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Agashe is the producer of the film. He had produced Bhave and Sukthankar’s last movie Kaasav (2017) and co-produced their Astu! (2014). Agashe also starred in both films which were highly appreciated. 

The makers have also released a still from the film featuring Agashe, Kulkarni and Prabhavalkar looking intently. 

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