Santosh Kolhe’s latest movie ‘Made In China’ explores the controversial topic on SEZ. It covers the social, political, and cultural aspects of SEZ but in a neutral vein. The beauty of the film lies in the fact that the director, Santosh Kolhe (documentary maker), has artistically delivered a commercial flick with all the ingredients of a documentary in place.
Appasaheb Jagdale (Sharad Bhutadiya) wants to create a special economic zone in a small village of Pimpalgaon but his political rival Kailas Shinde (Upendra Limaye) and nephew Mohit (Sandeep Kulkarni) do not agree. However, his daughter Parachi (Madhura Welankar) and other nephew (Milind Gunaji) are in favor of SEZ.
His nephew, Mohit, who has a degree from Israel in modern agricultural techniques and is committed to the agricultural development of the region is set against the SEZ. When Appasaheb uses his political power to destroy Mohit's movement, he is brutally killed. From this point forward, the movie traces the murder case and the ultimate fate of the SEZ.
The films has a well-established cast which includes Sharad Bhutadiya, Sandeep Kulkarni, Madhura welankar, Milind Gunaji, Upendra Limaye, Mrunal Kulkarni. All characters have done their parts justice.
Sandeep Kulkarni does complete justice to his character Mohit. This is another gem from Sandeep Kulkarni after his role in ‘Dombivali Fast.’
Madhura Welankar plays the daughter of an affluential politician to perfection. Milind Gunaji, Upendra Limaye and Mrunal Kulkarni’s deliver memorable performances.
Santosh Kolhe who was involved in the whole process from script-writing to post-production has delivered a great movie. He has weaved in the social, political, and economic aspects of SEZ in the plot without losing out on the commercial appeal.
Though the movie is set against a rural background, it breaks away from stereotypical farmers of older Marathi movies. This movie leaves will hold an appeal for many people. Watch it for the performances and the theme.