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immorality that characterize politics. Ghashiram Kotwal, the play shows a man who, caught in the matrix of opportunistic ethics of modern world, feels alienated. As a part of IAPAR International Theatre Festival Pune, the National School of Drama staged Vijay Tendulkar’s Ghashiram Kotwal () on. Kotwal, as the name suggests, was the person who held civic duties including sanitation, health, fixing house tax, municipal staff and their.

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Ghashiram Kotwal is a Marathi film, which is an adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar ‘s play of ghashifam same name. Tendulkar himself wrote the screenplay. Coming at the height of the Parallel cinema movement in India, the film was an experiment in collective filmmaking. The title role was played by Om Puriwho made his debut with this film.

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The final shot of the film lasts for more than ten minutes. The film, like the play, is set in Peshwa-ruled Pune in the eighteenth century, and is based on the lives of real historical characters.

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Nana Phadnavis was a powerful figure during this period, and he became the de facto ruler of the Maratha confederacy. He is ill-treated by the law enforcing agencies, accused of being a pickpocket, gghashiram imprisoned for no fault of his.

He decides to take revenge. Ghashiram then sells his own daughter to Nana Mohan Agashe to secure the post of Kotwal police chief. Nana uses him to spy ghashlram people, especially Brahmins.

Ghashiram turns into a tyrannical official, introducing permits for everything and putting people in ghasjiram for small offences. Meanwhile, Ghashiram’s daughter dies in childbirth.

Eventually there is an outcry, when some people die in jail due to suffocation. Thereupon Nana gets rid of Ghashiram in the most ruthless manner possible. In a interview, K. Hariharan has recounted the story of the making of the film. He and fourteen others decided to form a cooperative.

Mani Kaulwho was several years senior to the others, asked if he could join too. Vijay Tendulkar ‘s play, which had done over 80 shows around Maharashtracaught the attention of the group. They requested Tendulkar to make the script more directly relevant to contemporary politics.


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According to one commentator, the film “disappeared from view shortly after being released in a theatre in Pune for a week. In recent years, there has been a revival of critical interest in the film.

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Vijay Tendulkar original play, screenplay. Mohan AgasheOm Puri. ghasbiram