Swanand Kirkire, two times National award winner popular lyrics writer plays a full-fledged lead for the first time in director Sandeep Modi’s Marathi Film CHUMBAK. Chumbak is slated to be the opening film at Marathi Talkies of MAMI 2017 and is expected to have the prominent Bollywood personalities for this screening. Narain S Kumar who is closely associated with Subhash Kapoor of Jolly LLB fame forays into Marathi film industry with his debut Marathi film “CHUMBAK” as producer.
“Chumbak” directed by National Award Winning Ad-filmmaker Sandeep Modi, stars Swanand Kirkire along with 15year old Pune boy Sahil Jadhav. Director Sandeep Modi, graduate from FTII, has assisted noted film-makers like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Ashutosh Gowariker apart from being the associate director on Ram Madhvani’s film NEERJA.
CHUMBAK is a slice of life drama about the relationship between these two damned opposites, a 41year old who believes the world is as innocent as he himself, and a 14 year old who believes the world is as cunning as the one that fleeced him. Fifteen-year-old Baalu cleans tables at a restaurant in Mumbai. His dream is to have his own sugar cane stand and hoping to make the money quickly, he invests in a dubious scheme. Unfortunately, he loses all his savings. A bitter Baalu decides he’s going to con the world since it doesn’t value his honesty and hard work. So Baalu sets up his own scam, but when the only person to fall for it is an earnest, mentally-challenged man, he must choose between his dream and his humanity.
Speaking on the film, Producer Narain S Kumar said, “It is a coming of age story of this poor kid, Baalu who is on the verge of making the choices in life, till he meets Prasanna, a mentally slow man! Thrown on a roller coaster ride of circumstances together, Baalu find himself with the same dilemma again. Will the attraction of his dream make him sell his soul? Or will the pull of his conscience and Prasanna make him the man he once wanted to be? CHUMBAK is journey of these two opposites.”
Chumbak is Written by Saurabh Bhave of Marathi Films – Taryenche Bhait & Haapus fame. DOP is Rangarajan Ramabadran an FTII Graduate and a well known name in Ads who won accolades for his first Marathi film “Happy Journey”. Costumes are by Sachin Lovlekar known for his work in Marathi Films as Court, Killa, Half Ticket, Dombivali Fast and Hindi Films as Pan Singh Tomar, Nil Battey Sannata, Madaari, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Laal Rang.Art Direction is by Prashant Bidkar of Marathi Films – Killa, Deool, Ek Hazarachi Note fame.Chumbak is Edited by Chandrashekhar Prajapati who has been associated with hit Hindi Films as Jolly LLB 2, Piku, Vicky Donor, Madras Café, Bhootnath Returns, Nil Battey Sannata etc.Sound Design is by Allwin Rego Marathi Films Ventilator & Hindi films Fitoor, Kahaani, Rocky Handsome, Queen, Shaandaar to name a few. Music is by Saket Kanitkar .
Chumbak is produced by Narain S Kumar under the banner of MIILONII MOVIEWORKSS. Producer Narain S Kumar of Miilonii Movieworkss has executed films like PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA, JOLLY LLB & JOLLYLLB2 which has changed the paradigm of commercial cinema and the idea of stars ensuring box office success. His other films include GUDDU RANGEELA, PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA , AHISTA AHISTA, JOHN DAY. He has also produced TV shows TOTA WEDS MAINA (2013) starring Kavita Kaushik & Gaurav Gera for SAB TV and KHUSHIYON KI GULLAK AASHI (2014) for SONY PAL.