Punkaj Challaani's MAMACHYA GAVALA JAAOO YAA gives new perspective to Marathi cinema
Kids these days are born geniuses! The way they handle modern gadgets gives
us a feel that they are IT experts. No wonder they are born in the era of
Information Technology, but the continuous exposure to smart phones,
tablets and computers has only led to many diseases at a very young age.
Even the physical activity of children has greatly reduced due to
Until some years ago, trips were planned to maternal uncle's place long
before the holidays arrived. There was a different fun which the age-old
song rightly said 'JAAOO... MAMACHYA GAVALA JAAOO' (Let's go to maternal
uncle's place). But these days, kids seem to have forgotten the song. In
addition to this, nuclear family systems have resulted in kids being
distant from their grandparents and thus missing out the important things
required for their upbringing. Parents engrossed in corporate lifestyle
hardly spend quality time with their children, thereby creating gaps in
relationships. So to close the widening gap between relationships and to
again bring people close to nature, Pune based Punkaj Challaani thought of
producing MAMACHYA GAVALA JAAOO YAA.
Punkaj hails from the finance background. But the sheer love of the Marathi
language and interest towards cinema encouraged him to produce Marathi
films. Having earlier co-produced DHAGEDORE, he had the confidence and thus
he decided to produce MAMACHYA GAVALA JAAOO YAA as an independent producer.
"Love, hatred and revenge are the orthodox factors on which majority of
Marathi films are based. The audience is bored of watching such oft
repeated content. But when writer-director Sameer Joshi came to me with the
script of MAMACHYA GAVALA JAAOO YAA, I immediately said yes. There were two
reasons why this film touched my heart. One, the film has the content which
is a complete family entertainer and two; the film revolves around the
emotional world of kids. I was confident that I could give an all-round
entertainment to the viewers," opines Punkaj Challaani.
Marathi Family Entertainment Film set in forest by Punkaj Challaani,
MAMACHYA GAVALA JAAOO YAA is shot in a Satara jungle near Pune for 30 days
and will also see Abhijeet Khandkekar and Mrunmayee Deshpande in pivotal
roles. The film is being distributed by Pickle Entertainment all across