Producer : Ashwini Darekar, ARD Productions
Director : Manava Naik
Cast: Ankush Chaudhari, Sai Tamhankar, Chitra Nawathe, Swanand Kirkire, Chinmayee Sumeet, Prajakta Kulkarni, Anuraj Worlikar, Swarangi Marathe, Satya Manjrekar, Sakhil Parchure, Dharmaj Joshi, Mrunal Pantvaidya, Vikas Patil, Shantanu Gangavne, Kamlakar Nadkarni.
By Sunil Nandgoankar
The newly-released Marathi film, Por Bazar has a strong content and is presented in a very captivating manner. Manava Naik’s debut direction definitely points out the problems around us but in a light manner. There is a clear cut influence of the children theatre movement on Marathi stage.
The film is based on the subject of child trafficking which is the second largest organised crime in the world as the film narrates in the end. The five adolescents namely Ajay ( Anurag Worlikar), Manjiri (Swarangi Marathe), Vishal ( Satya Manjrekar), Ragini (Sakhil Parchure) and Samar (Dharmaj Joshi), who are students of class 12 chill out everyday in the nearby vicinity. One day they see some children holed up in a deserted house in the forest and living in terrible conditions. The gangs of five decides to rescue the children on their own way.
Naik touches the hearts of the audience when showing how the child trafficking activity takes place. She has presented the very subject through the eyes of five youngsters in a very simple manner. It deals more with the adventures of this gang of five than the actual child trafficking crime. This kind of story is the first attempt for any film in Hindi or Marathi ever. Therefore full marks to the director for choosing this subject which has been dealt finely Even the young leading actors will delight the audience with their charming performances. Satya Manjrekar (son of Mahesh Manjrekar), Dharmaj Joshi (son of Manoj Joshi), Sakhil Parchure (daughter of Atul Parchure). Swarangi Marathe and Anurag Worlikar are known child actors for Marathi audiences.