MUMBAI: Mumbai multiplex Inox will showcase the best of contemporary Marathi cinema this week.
Highly acclaimed movies Restaurant and Gojiri will play at the theatre this week, says a release. Restaurant, starring Sonali Kulkarni and Sameer Dharmadhikari, will air at 12.30 pm and 6.30 pm, while Gojiri will air at 3.30 pm and 9.15 pm.
In Restaurant, Janhvi (Sonali Kulkarni) and Padmakka (Uttara Baokar) are descendants of a royal Maharashtrian family. The duo run a restaurant. Even though Janhvi is trained chief, she has lost interest in cooking after the untimely death of her lover Paul. She wants to modernise her restaurant. Sameer (Sameer Dharmadhikari) her old mate, joins their restaurant as the chief chef. But destiny has other things in store. A case about the ownership of the restaurant is pending in the court which results in a family dispute.
Gojiri, directed by Sunil Bharve goes deeper, trying to explore the human psyche, more so, a condition called short term memory loss. With the picturesque locales of Konkan as a backdrop, Gojiri tells the story of a refreshingly pretty young girl by the same name; every inch innocent, naÃƒÂ¯ve and playful. She lives a mundane life with her father and mentally challenged sister, Suva. Shrikar Sahasrabuddhe, a young commercial photographer, visits her town for settling some property matters. Initially the village and its surroundings irritate and disgust him, but soon he is attracted to Gojiri.
A day in her company makes him want to marry her, yet when he puts the proposal to Nanushet his estate broker and a friend of Gojiri’s father, Tatya, he is vehemently denied. Reason being, Gojiri suffers from short term memory loss and can never be cured. It is the result of an accident that has occurred about a year ago and Gojiri continues living in the same day and time every single day.