Dhakti Jau

National award winning Marathi movie Dhakti Jau (1958) directed by Anant Mane and starring Sulochana among others. Its a simple story of a woman who showers all her love and affection on her husband’s little brother taking care of all his needs until he grows up. The drama starts after his marriage to a city girl with the bride unable to adjust to the household plus her parents coming in to create nuisance in the household. Both of them get pregnant at the same time, the kids get swapped in between them and it all ends in a tragic climax. Super screenplay in the movie. The direction is pretty good, super story line, very strong performance by Sulochana, who is still alive at the rich young age of 92. The direction is very strong because Anant Mane controls the pace of the movie very well, slowly building up the trouble in the household until it reaches a crescendo.

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