By yogita shinde(11 Aug 2011)
‘Davpech’ the new Marathi film directed by debutant duo Sachit Vartak and Bhimrao Mude does try to offer a different story, but lack of continuity in the screenplay and few flaws during picturisation of few scenes, takes away the desired impact created through the story. In this film, you have a village backdrop with a ficticious village called Phulgaon, where after 17 years a traditional game of theft, which used to be a yearly feature in the past is proposed. To take part in this game, two expert thieves are hired by Daadu (Kushal Badrike) and these two namely Neelkanth(Makarand Anaspure) and Vyankatesh ( Bharat Jadhav) pose as a school master and Agri-expert respectively.
Obviously, to fit the requirements of a film, they find their girlfriends in Shewanta( Hemangi Kavi) and Jai ( Priyal Patil) respectively. Initially they succeed in stealing the sword from the temple and get set for the main game’Punyachi Chori’. There is a folk song suitably picturised on this game plan, rendered by Devdatt Sable and picturised on Shahir played by Girish Oak. Because of usage of DI, the film’s effect through photography with colour mixing looks good.
Overall, the film has a very limited entertainment value.