Neeta Devkar's Marathi film that tackles the issue of domestic violence
By: Vivek Sabnis
Neeta Devkar's Marathi film Oxygen Jeev Gudmartoy attempts to present a realistic solution to the problem of domestic violence
Neeta Devkar's film Oxygen Jeev Gudmartoy is one of the rare films which succeeds in ouching a social message along with the usual masala fare. The film is set to release in 100 odd cinema halls and multiplexes in the city and state, as well as in rural areas.
Devkar who was present at the press conference held Deccan Gymkhana Club at Shivaji Nagar said, "I wanted to make a film that is accepted in both urban and rural areas." Her earlier films, Hirva Kunku and Shambhu Maza Navsacha, were highly appreciated in the rural belt of Maharashtra.
"Oxygen is an experimental film and will be released in many jatra festivals in rural Maharashtra," she added. Teja Devkar the leading lady of the film has played the role of a housewife. In the film she punishes her father-in-law who tries to rape her. "Domestic violence is a contemporary issue and we have to come up with a realistic solution. Therefore I advice the young audience to watch this film," she said.
The film has a strong starcast including Sayaji Shinde Makarand Anaspure and Teja Devkar. Rajiv Patil has directed the film, while the music has been composed by Ajay-Atul.
The south film fight master Satish Reddy, dialogue writer Chinmay Mandlekar and noted cinematographer Suresh Deshmane are also associated with the film. "We have used three axis camera movements, which will make the film visually rich," Devkar said.
The film was shot in several places across the state including Phaltan, Satara, Sajjangadh, Mahuli, Chaphal and Film City in Mumbai.
Also set to release... With Oxygen other five Marathi films are slated to release this December > Achanak - a terrorist on terrorism > Orkhada - the scratch > Tandala - Ek Mukhavta > Mahasatta > Manya Sajjana