By Anirban Sengupta(22 Aug 2011)
Paradh Marathi Movie Marathi films are back on the traditional track with tales of exploitation of rural poor. Only difference that we find now is the change of characters. The place of shrewd Zamindar or Village Sarpanch has been taken by selfish politicians, who are in search of youngsters to dance on their tunes to meet their personal goals. Gajendra Ahire's latest film ‘Paaradh’ is no different from all those traditional Marathi films, but it sends out a strong message to today's directionless youth; who are blindly following their leaders. Through this film, the maverick film maker makes a clear point of exploitation of rural youth by a power hungry politician, who uses them for his political gains and later sidelines them only to be killed by his opponents
The film is set in an interior village of Maharashtra, where a simple god-fearing farmer Vitthal (Ravi Kale) is leading a hand to mouth existence with his good at heart loving wife (Vrinda Ahire), his two brothers Yashwant (the hot-headed political worker-Siddharth Jadhav) and the studious Anand (Amogh Talati), their octogenarian father (Vithal Omap) and younger sister (Hemangi Kavi).Yashwant works for the local politician Ambadas (Makarand Anaspure), who is at loggerheads with Appa, the senior politician from the ruling party (Vinay Apte). There is lot of wheeling dealing between the two for the village spoils and the show of strength by Ambadas’ crafty henchman (Milind Shinde). Ambadas’ machinations and manipulations lead to him using the loyal soldier Yashwant to attack Appa in the media, which is responsible for Ambadas’s win over Appa.The defeated Appa is now thirsty for Yashwant’s blood and sends a team to bump him off. What happens next? Will Yashwant survive? Will his family be safe? Who will be the local leader? What happens to the henchmen?