'Moraya' Talks About Political Interference In Festivals
By MovieTalkies.com, 23 August 2011
Film maker Avdhoot Gupte, whose last film Zenda explored the political scenario and the connected manipulations, is now going to tackle the issue of how community festivals turn into political events after the organisers turn to politicians for sponsorships and other aid.
Moraya revolves around the rivalry between two youth groups from the same area who organize the Dahi Handi and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals in their locality. In an attempt to gather maximum contribution, both the group leaders (played by Santosh Juvekar and Chinmay Madlekar) turn to local politicians and get manipulated by them for vested interests. The film also stars veteran actor Dilip Prabhavalkar who treats both the rival group heads like his own sons.
In the present social arena where activist Anna Hazare is waging a battle against corruption and festivals like Dahi-handi and Ganesh Chaturthi are about to be celebrated, Gupte's film about how corrupt politicians use local community group heads for their own purposes is set to have many takers.