With both Manoj Bajpai and Juhi Chawla being overtly selective when it comes to signing films, there would be something highly exciting about SWAMI that would have made the two sign it on in spite of most of the crew being new to the job.
1971 may have released at theaters and gone but it is busy making quite an impact on DVD circuits. So much so that after watching the film, one forgets that one of the lead protagonists, Manoj Bajpai, was ever recognized mainly as Bhiku Mhatre, the character which immortalized him forever.
As a Prisoner of War, he came up with a remarkably restrained act in 1971 with his performance getting noticed by audience both within and outside the industry. Natural to the core with just the right drama in place, there wasn’t any jingoism in this film which only helped the characters stay away from being conventionally cardboard as has been the case of number of films belonging to this genre.
Now Manoj Bajpai has yet another film coming up for release that is titled SWAMI. A film that was made very recently and completed in a jiffy, it stars Bajpai along with Juhi Chawla, an unlikely combination indeed.
With both Manoj Bajpai and Juhi Chawla being overtly selective when it comes to signing films, one has high expectations of yet another remarkable performance by the two as the come together on screen.
Since the script is of paramount importance for both the actors at this stage of the career with banner and rest of the star cast coming into picture later, one tends to believe that there would be something highly exciting about SWAMI that would have made the two sign it on in spite of most of the crew being new to the job.
Said to be social film set in a small town/village, it is being projected as a sensitive film which would be quite close to the life with simplicity being the key. Surprisingly, the director at the helm is none other than Ganesh Acharya, the man who has made many actors dance to his ‘jhatka-matka’ tunes over the years, most famously being Govinda.