Welcome to Sajjanpur is Shyam Benegal’s foray into the comedy genre that’s so IN these days in bollywood. Welcome to Sajjanpur is a spoof on a contemporary Indian village and tries to present the daily life in an Indian village from a humorous angle.
This movie which will be releasing on the 19th September, is produced by UTV spotboy productions which is targeting the multiplex cine-goers with low budget yet innovative cinema. Welcome to Sajjanpur stars Shreyas Talpade and Amrita Rao in the lead. It’s reported that it’s the sets of Ramoji studios that got converted into a small village called Sajjanpur.
The story of the movie goes like this …
Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is one of the few educated people in Sajjanpur, though he wishes to be a novelist, he finds it easier to making pennies out of writing letters on behalf of some of the non-literate folks in the village. He becomes quite popular amongst the village folk and soon discovers that he could manipulate the trust of the villagers. With this background, Welcome to Sajjanpur depicts the life of a traditional Indian village in a comic way. The movie does not have a king size star cast nor does it have big budget to harp on, but it does have a great script, atleast that’s what Shreyas believes, this is what he had to say about working in this movie ‘Working with Shyambabu is like going to a film school and learning the nuances of filmmaking. As an actor, I want to experiment and do something different from the run-of-the-mill. At the end of the day, all that matters is a strong script, not how good you look on the screen etc’
Shyam Benegal is the director of hard-hitting films like Ankur, Junoon, Mandi, Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda, Mirch Masala and Mammo, given Shyam Benegal’s illustrious career and track record of making stimulating movies, Welcome to Sajjanpur does appear to be a great watch. Lets hope it lives us to our expectations.