With Firkee, Half of Battle is Won – Suniket Gandhi


Debutante Filmmaker Suniket Gandhi was present  at the trailer launch of his forthcoming slice of life Marathi film ‘Firkee’. During his media interaction, Suniket said that half of the battle is won as the movie is getting a phenomenal response.

Marathi film Firkee has been making right kind of buzz at film festivals circuits, talking about the phenomenal response the film is getting, filmmaker Suniket said, “Looking at the kind of coverage this film got at film festivals and response we have got from the industry,  I can say half the battle is won.

Now we are eagerly waiting for the film to release on 2nd March. The Response to the trailer is overwhelming, so as crew and team members we all are excited”

Talking about the unusual title of the film, Firkee, filmmaker Suniket said, “Firkee is based on the innocence of 12 years old boy. His aspirations and struggle in life. How certain twist changes his perspective towards life and finds a new way in life, and it is all related to Kite, hence the name Firkee”

The movie features Child prodigy Parth Bhalerao, who has worked with Amitabh Bachchan in Bhootnath Returns, so when asked about his character in the film, Parth said, “This Govinda, is a  kind of introvert. He doesn’t like to open up too much in front of people. It was really difficult for me to portray as it doesn’t have any rawness, the role was very sensible. I am playing this simpleton from the village, who has some ambitions in life, which he wants to fulfill.”

The movie is based on Kite Flying and Parth shareed some of his experiences with Amitabh Bachchan and the film, “Flying kite is fun, but the string would cut our fingers during the shoot. We had to apply bandages and complete the shoot, which was a different and fun experience. I’d flown kites with Amitabh Bachchan during Bhootnath Returns and now for this movie”

Working with new director could be a daunting ordeal but Parth says he has no problem working with debutant filmmaker as they have so much to teach. He said, “I’d worked with new directors with almost all my films, such as Killa, Disco Sanya, and Lalbaughchi Rani, so you get to learn a lot from them and this was a great experience as well”

‘Firkee’ stars Parth Bhalerao, Pushkar Lonarkar, Hrishikesh Joshi, Jyoti Subhash and Kishor Choughule in key roles.

It is directed by Suniket Gandhi and produced by Maulik Desai. ‘Firkee is releasing on 2nd March 2018.



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