The five child artistes Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao, Gaurish Gawde, Swanand Raikar and Atharva Upasani, who play the five important characters in forthcoming Marathi film ‘Killa’, have requested the minister for Culture and Education of Maharashtra to declare a holiday so that kids can watch their film!
Forthcoming Marathi film 'Killa' has already created a huge buzz, before its official theatre release on 26 June 2015. The film has already won the National award for Best Marathi film this year, besides winning many awards at different film festivals and award functions. However, the most prestigious award was the Crystal Bear Generation 64 award at Berlin Film festival. The film also received special mention award at the same festival, which was judged by the jury comprising of children.
ZEE Talkies met all the five child artistes of this film together during the first look of the film arranged by EsselVision, the presenters of this film. On that day, all five of them, namely Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao, Gaurish Gawade, Swanand Raikar and Atharva Upasani, who belong to Pune, had already become famous after having interacted with media all along.
The film revolves around an adolescent boy (whose father is no more) and who is undergoing emotional turmoil after his displacement from one place to other, as his mother has to move to a new place of work. Being an emotional film on a universal subject, these five children seemed to be very confident about the success of this film.
One of them Archit Deodhar plays the protagonist Chinmay in this film. Archit has recently played the central character in the film ‘Siddhant’. He was more vocal about this film. Narrating the experience of their fun filled days during the shooting in Konkan, Archit introduced all his co artistes one by one. “We all started shooting for this film two years ago, when all of us were in school; but now two of us have passed SSC exams and have joined junior college.” Pointing out to Parth Bhalerao (who performed in ‘Bhootnath returns’ with Amitabh Bachchan) he said, “Parth has passed SSC exams with 64% and we are happy about it.”
When asked, whether they had been to Berlin for their film’s screening there, Archit said, “I was fortunate to be there. Moreover, the response was overwhelming. All five of us have become famous through our characters in this film. We received two awards and the auditorium with 1400 sitting capacity was full with schoolchildren. Over there, during the period of this film festival, schools have holidays. I am glad that our film bagged two awards, including the Crystal Bear award.”
When all of them were asked, how it would be if a school holiday was declared by state Government to watch their film, all of them quickly responded, “We only wish that this should happen, as the vacation time is over. Is it possible?” When they were told to suggest about it to Maharashtra’s Education and Cultural Minister Mr. Tawde, they said, “Sure, we will suggest Mr. Vinod Tawdeji to declare school holiday to watch our film.”
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