Shala is a Marathi Drama / Romantic film starring Anshuman Joshi and Ketaki Mategaonkar in the lead roles. Shala is directed by Sujay Dahake and Produced by Vivek Wagh, Nilesh Navalakha under Great Maratha Entertainment, Nishad Audio Visuals and Navalakha Arts Banner. Shala is released on 20 January 2012.
Genre: Drama / Romance
Based on: Milind Bokil’s Best Selling Marathi novel ‘Shala’
Release Date: 20 January 2012
Cast: Dilip Prabhavakar, Devki Daftar, Amruta Khanvilkar, Santosh Juvekar, Jeetendra Joshi, Anand Ingle, Ashwini Giri, Nandu Madhav, Anshuman Joshi, Ketaki Mategaonkar
Director: Sujay Dahake
Producer: Vivek Wagh, Nilesh Navalakha
Banner: Filmkraft Productions (I) Pvt. Ltd. and IBC Motion Pictures
Story / Writer: Based on ‘Shala’ ‘the best selling novel by Milind Bokil
Screenplay: Avinash Deshpande
Music Director: Alokananda Dasgupta
Background Score: Alokananda Dasgupta
Editor: Sujay Dahake
Cinematographer: Diego Romero
Set in the 70’s in rural India, Four 9th grade kids were writing their destiny. JOSHI (14) is madly in love with SHIRODKAR (14) a beautiful Indian looking girl. Both go to the same school, and study in the same class. The age old question “What is love anyway?” Joshi goes through a series of events just to let the girl know about his feelings towards her. Joshi’s friends on the other hand are going through the same phase of life. The difference is all four of them come from a different cultural and family background.
SURYA (16) is a typical life lover & a great blend of society and hippie culture.
CHITRYA (14) a born genius. Wants to be a scientist. He comes from a modern family setting and is the smartest one amongst the group.
FAVDYA (15) the poorest and dumbest amongst all four. A true friend.
JOSHI (14) comes from an average middle class family, with a confused future. A true lover and a good friend.
Joshi wants the girl to know his feelings. He has been trying hard. He attends the same private tuitions as her just to get a glance of her. He follows her to her house everyday without her knowing about this. So will he let her know…. Will he break the rules of society & express his feelings to Shirodkar. A story of struggle, freedom and liberation with a spice of lonliness.
Anshuman Joshi as Mukund Joshi
Ketaki Mategaonkar as Shirodkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar as Appa
Santosh Juvekar as Majarekar sir
Jitendra Joshi as Narumama
Devika Daftardar as Bendre bai
Nandu Madhav as Joshi’s Father
Vaibhav Mangle as Ponkshe kaka
Ketan Pawar as Surya
Chinmay Kulkarni as K.T.
Unnati Agarkar as Sukadi
Omkar Mane as Favdya
Mukta Vaidya as Kevada
Suhas Vedpathak as Chitre
Shruti Velankar as Mande
Pinak Wadikar as Bibikar