Viacom18 Motion Pictures released its ambitious production Aani… Dr Kashinath Ghanekar, a film on the life of Marathi film and theatre star Kashinath Ghanekar, today.
On the same day, the production house released the teaser of an upcoming biopic on another much loved personality of Maharashtra — Purushottam Laxman Deshpande aka Pu La Deshpande. Today, incidentally, is the 99th birth anniversary of the celebrated writer who died in 2000.
Directed by Mahesh Waman Manjrekar, the film, titled Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli, will see Sagar Deshmukh play Pu La while Iravati Harshe will play his wife Sunita Deshpande.
PL Deshpande was a legendary figure in Marathi literature, best known for his satirical take on socio-political happenings. Besides being a writer, he was a music composer, actor and scriptwriter as well.
The teaser of Bhai gives a sneak peek into the world of Pu La and his brand of humour with his best known works like Mhais, Ek Hota Vidushak, Tujha Aahe Tujapashi and Batatyachi Chaal getting fleeting mentions.
More than Deshpande himself, the teaser features some of the other prominent personalities of the time, the most noteworthy being celebrated writer and politician Prahlad Keshav Atre aka Acharya Atre and a young Bal Thackeray, who later went on to found the Shiv Sena.
Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli will be released on 4 January. Watch the teaser below and let us know if you are looking forward to watching this film.