Varun Narvekar: Every generation gives more freedom to next generation

Feb 27, 2018, 13:16 IST | PTI

Marathi filmmaker Varun Narvekar believes every generation gives more leeway to the next generation in line as they want them to have a go at the things that they could not

Marathi filmmaker Varun Narvekar believes every generation gives more leeway to the next generation in line as they want them to have a go at the things that they could not. But when young people take this "additional freedom" lightly, then it manifests as the generation gap. "Every generation gives additional freedom to the next one. Like if a mother has had restrictions in terms of wearing certain clothes, she will make sure it is not passed on to her daughter.

"But this additional freedom is taken for granted by the gen next. That is where we see the generation gap emerge," Narvekar told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of the ongoing Bengaluru International Film Festival. The director's debut film "Muramba" (loosely translated as sweet pickle) is slated to be screened at the 10th edition of the BIFFES today.

Starring Mithila Palkar, Amey Wagh, veteran actor Sachin Khedekar and Chinmayee Sumeet, the comedy drama is about a young couple whose sudden break-up sees the man's parents handle the tough situation. It is a one-day story, where Alok's (Wagh) parents try to understand his point of view after his break-up and bring in their own perspective. Other issues such as the society's view of the working woman has also been handled against the backdrop of the break-up, the filmmaker said.

Narvekar in his films, he has tried to show that relationships need time to mature. "We should give time to relationships... to let them mature. You can't just decide to have a break-up in a month. We have seen our parents develop and nurture their relationship over the years.

"Like the muramba recipe, let the relationship marinate for sometime." Talking about the state of Marathi cinema, Narvekar said despite putting out entertaining and content-driven films, the movies straightaway compete with the mainstream Bollywood films. "When people get to watch Bollywood stars in the same price of the ticket as a Marathi picture, they would go there. We are still fighting for that."

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