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Prasad Oak’s next Chandramukhi is a rare mix of tamasha and politics: See poster

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Marathi writer Vishwas Patil.

Suyog Zore

There was a time in Marathi cinema when tamasha (a traditional form of Marathi theatre) and politics were the two most prominent genres, but over the time, the genre has lost its charm. Barring an exception like Natrang (2010), tamasha could never reach its old glory days. 

Now actor-director Prasad Oak has opted to make a film that will deal with both tamasha and politics. The film Chandramukhi is based on the novel of the same name by Vishwas Patil. 

In the first poster of the film, a woman in a red saree and ghunghroos is featured, but it’s her jacket vest that grabs our attention. The actress’s face is smartly hidden by a flying red dupatta.

This is not the first time Vishwas Patil’s novel has been made into a film, earlier Rajeev Patil had made a critically acclaimed Pangira (2011).

Chandramukhi’s screenplay and dialogues are written by Chinmay Mandlker who had also written the screenplay for Prasad Oak’s historical drama Hirkani (2019). 

But the biggest attraction of this film would be the music by Ajay-Atul. The celebrated music composer duo has been mainly working in the Hindi film industry these day. Chandramukhi marks their return to Marathi cinema as composers after Mauli (2018). This will be their return to tamasha genre after Natrang (2010).

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