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Alyad Palya Marathi Movie Review: Bland and tacky!

The film features Makarand Deshpande in a pivotal role. The film is released at the theatres.



Alyad Palyad


Producers- Mahesh Nimbalkar and Shailesh Jain

Director- Pritam. S.K. Patil

Cast- Makrand Deshpande, Chinmay Udgirkar, Gaurav More, Saksham Kulkarni, Sandeep Pathak, Madhuri Pawar and Anusha Pimputkar

Platform of Release- Theatres


By Jyothi Venkatesh

The premise is short and sweet. The film is about how everyone stays away from the island village for three days every year, especially as they fear that whoever stays behind will get killed by the evil spirits lurking in the village. What will happen when three friends (Chinmay Udgirkar, Gaurav More and Saksham Kukarni) accidentally get stuck there along with their boatman (Sandeep Pathak)?

Though the film begins on a promising note, as it progresses you sense stagnation in the sense that the plot does not progress in an organic manner. All said and done, there is absolutely no novelty as far as the plot is concerned since in one sentence, it essentially deals with how the supernatural spirits avenge the massacre done earlier by the Sarpanch’s ancestors in the village.

As far as the performances are concerned, I would not hesitate to state that Makrand Deshpande gets into the skin of his character of the Siddhayogi Sadhu with effortless ease, though it isn’t the kind of role that a thespian of his nature is expected to delineate. Among the thick friends who reach the village to spend their vacation, Gaurav More is good while Saksham Kulkarni impresses and Chinmay Udgirkar is just about passable.

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Sandeep Pathak, for a change is good in the sense that he is restrained in the role of a village boatman. Madhuri Pawar is restrained and effective as the daughter of the Sarpanch who sets out to unravel the mystery in tandem with the three young men. Anusha Pimputkar is good though not great.

Though cinematography is in keeping with the template of the film and excellently captures the dark locales, the biggest problem with the bland as well as tacky film is that the viewer gets restless when the proceedings go on and on as there is no major twist and turn in the film which can make you sit on the edge of your seat.

At a time when Marathi Cinema is not at all doing well at the box office, it is regrettable that films like Alyad Palyad come, which are not only regressive but also bland as well as very tacky.