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Hip Hip Hurray (Marathi)

Kushal and Chatur are childhood friends who are unsuccessful in their attempt to do any business.

Director: Shriprasad Pawar

Cast: Prasad Oak,Pushkar Stotri,Mangesh Desai,Smita Gondkar,Avantika,Vijay Chauhan,Sharad Ponkshe,Lalan Sarang and Avinash Narkar

Kushal and Chatur are childhood friends who are unsuccessful in their attempt to do any business. They are in love with rich sisters Charvi and Sharmistha since college days but the girls,who are successful dress designers,do not reciprocate. Chatur’s grandmother is waiting for the day when the statue of Lord Shiva,which was stolen years back,is reinstated in the village temple. Saranjmela,the girl’s father,has the secret that leads to the statue and gang leader (Sharad Ponkshe) wants to know about it. He takes the help of Ranga and Gana (the lookalikes of Kushal and Chatur) who kidnap Saranjmela. When Kushal and Chatur are trying to save him,he is shot by the moll of the gang leader. He informs that the map to lead to the statue is with his daughters and then falls unconscious. The girls are in a fix as they are not aware of anything. How the four finally manage to get the statue is what the film is all about.

There is not a single performance that is worth mentioning. Smita Gondkar and Avantika provide the glamour quotient,which is very rare in Marathi films. It is very hard to accept Pushkar Stotri as a 25-year-old guy. Comic lines seemed forced. The movie looks like a Hindi film. The camerawork by Sanjay Malvankar needs a mention as he has captured Goa and Gokarn in its splendour. And there is no justification to the title whatsoever.

RATING : *

One star for the camerawork by Sanjay Malvankar.