Lagna Pahave Karun (transl. A try on marriage) is a 2013 Indian Marathi-language romantic comedy film directed by Ajay Naik, and produced by Kiran Deshpande and Mohan Damle under the banners of Solariz International and Sprints Arts Creations respectively.

Lagna Pahave Karun
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAjay Naik
Written byKshitij Patwardhan
Sameer Vidwans
Screenplay byKshitij Patwardhan
Sameer Vidwans
Story byAjay Naik
Produced byKiran Deshpande
Mohan Damle
Sanjeev Langarkande
StarringMukta Barve
Umesh Kamat
CinematographyAbhijeet Abde
Edited bySuchitra Sathe
Music byAjay Naik
Solariz International
Distributed bySprint Art Creations
Release date
  • 4 October 2013 (2013-10-04)
Running time
122 minutes

The film stars Umesh Kamat and Mukta Barve; it is the third collaboration between Kamat and Barve after Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta (2012) and also features Tejashri Pradhan and Siddharth Chandekar. The film follows Aditi Tilak (Barve) and Nishant Barve (Kamat) who set up their own matrimonial agency based on modern principles rather than horoscopes.[1]

The soundtrack and background score were composed by Ajay Naik while the cinematography, art direction, and editing were handled by Abhijeet Abde, Padmanabh Damle and Suchitra Sathe respectively.[2] The film was released on 4 October 2013.[3]

Plot edit

In a tale of love and self-discovery, we follow the journey of Nishant Barve, an Indian software designer residing in America. As fate would have it, Nishant loses his job in the United States during a visit to his homeland, India. Determined to inform his fiancée, Madhura Godbole, about his predicament, Nishant sets out to meet her. However, a chance encounter alters his path when he accidentally bumps into Aditi Tilak, an aspiring entrepreneur with dreams of establishing her own matrimonial agency.

Aditi shares her ambitious plans with Nishant, who becomes captivated by the idea and decides to forgo his scheduled job interview in the US. Meanwhile, Praful Patel and his girlfriend offer their assistance to Aditi in her venture. Nishant and Aditi, along with their newfound associates, brainstorm innovative ideas for helping people find love and companionship, opting not to rely on horoscope matching. Thus, the matrimonial agency "Shubhvivaah" is born.

Through Shubhvivaah, Rahul Kulkarni and Aanandi, two individuals seeking life partners, find each other and decide to marry. The unconventional approach of the agency gains popularity, drawing interest from many. However, on the day of Rahul and Aanandi's wedding, Nalini Dixit, a renowned astrologer and the owner of a successful marriage bureau in Pune, delivers a disheartening prediction: their horoscopes do not align, and their marriage is destined to last no more than six months. Undeterred, Nishant and Aditi remain steadfast in their belief, while secretly falling in love with each other.

Nishant takes a leap of faith and proposes to Aditi, expressing his willingness to sacrifice a promising career and a luxurious life in America for her and her incomplete matrimonial agency proposal. Aditi acknowledges Nishant's unparalleled love but admits that she hasn't contemplated their future together. Meanwhile, Rahul and Aanandi encounter difficulties in their married life due to Aanandi's inflexibility. Despite Nishant and Aditi's efforts to guide Rahul in making Aanandi happy, their attempts prove futile. One fateful day, Rahul and Aanandi have a heated argument, resulting in Rahul getting involved in an accident.

Riddled with guilt over the failure of Rahul and Aanandi's marriage, Aditi decides to shut down her marriage institution. Angered by Aditi's decision, Nishant voices his disappointment and disagreement, ultimately deciding to return to America. However, a transformative moment occurs when Aanandi realizes her mistakes and reconciles with Rahul. In a twist of events, Nishant discovers Aditi's painful past—losing both her parents and experiencing the tragic demise of two prospective grooms. Blamed for these misfortunes, Aditi lives in constant fear and insecurity, hesitant to accept Nishant's marriage proposal out of concern for his well-being.

Realizing the depth of Aditi's emotional turmoil, Nishant urges her to let go of her past and consider embracing marriage, whether with him or someone else, in order to find contentment. The film concludes with Nishant and Aditi sharing a heartfelt embrace, symbolizing Aditi's acceptance of Nishant's proposal, as they embark on a new journey together.

Cast edit

  • Mukta Barve as Aditi Tilak, owner of the matrimonial agency "Shubhvivaah"[4]
  • Umesh Kamat as Nishant Barve, Aditi's love interest and partner in ownership of "Shubhvivaah"[5]
  • Siddharth Chandekar as Rahul Kulkarni, he gets married with Aanadi through Shubhvivaah[6]
  • Tejashri Pradhan as Aanandi Rahul Kulkarni, Rahul's wife[7]
  • Swati Chitnis as Nalini "Nallutai" Dixit, an astrologer who is against Shubhvivaah
  • Jayant Sawarkar as Aditi's grandfather, he is an astrologer
  • Manasi Magikar as Nishant's mother
  • Seema Chandekar as Rahul's mother
  • Umesh Damle as Nishant's father
  • Shrikar Pitre as Praful Patel, Aditi and Nishant's assistant
  • Sayali Deodhar as Praful's girlfriend, Aditi and Nishant's assistant
  • Priyanka Barve as Madhura Godbole, Nishant's ex-fiancé
  • Rahul Navel as Vitthhal, Aditi and Nishant's assistant

Production edit

Lagna Pahave Karun was produced by Kiran Deshpande and Mohan Damle under the banner of Solariz International and Sprints Arts Creations respectively. It was co-produced by Sanjeev Langarkande and Ashish Deshpande and written by Kshtij Patwardhan and Sameer Vidwans based on a story by Ajay Naik.[8]

The film was shot at various locations in Pune and Alibaug.[2][9]

Umesh Kamat was the first to sign onto the film.[4] Mukta Barve was chosen in as the female lead.[5][10] Siddharth Chandekar and Tejashree Pradhan were later signed on for pivotal roles.[6][7] Pradhan and Chandekar play Aanadi and Rahul, respectively. Swati Chitnis also played a vital role in the film.

Reception edit

Daily News and Analysis wrote about the film "Clever writing, well-etched out characters, witty dialogue and brilliant performances make this film a fun watch".[11] Indian Nerve stated that "Lagna Pahave Karun is the story of enduring and making things work without faltering".[12] The film received 3.5 stars from Rajshri Marathi also wrote good reviews about the film.[13]

Soundtrack edit

Lagna Pahave Karun
Soundtrack album to Lagna Pahave Karun by
Released28 August 2013 (2013-08-28)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelEverest Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The music for Lagna Pahave Karun is composed by Ajay Naik. Ajay Naik has also composed the original background score. The lyrics are penned by Ambarish Deshpande,[15] Ajay Naik, Vaibhav Joshi,[16] Kshitij Patwardhan. The soundtrack which included seven songs was released on 28 August 2013 by Everest Entertainment.[17]

Track listing
1."Reshami Bandhane"Ambarish DeshpandeAjay NaikBela Shende[18]4:28
2."Jaanta Ajaanta (Male)"Ajay NaikAjay NaikShaan[19]4:51
3."Majhya Mana"Vaibhav JoshiAjay NaikShankar Mahadevan[20]5:24
4."Tu Shwaas Sare (Male)"Ambarish DeshpandeAjay NaikKunal Ganjawala[21]5:00
5."Jaanta Ajaanta (Female)"Ajay NaikAjay NaikBela Shende[22]4:51
6.""Kasa Ha Majha Saajna""Ajay Naik
Kshitij Patwardhan
Ajay NaikAkriti Kakkar[23]4:33
7."Tu Shwaas Sare (Female)"Ambarish DeshpandeAjay NaikBela Shende[24]5:00
Total length:34:07

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2014 Screen Marathi Awards Best Actress Mukta Barve Nominated[25]

References edit

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  7. ^ a b Deshmukh, Gayatri. "I am lucky to be working with my husband : Tejashree Pradhan – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  8. ^ BookMyShow. "Lagna Pahave Karun". BookMyShow. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ Rajshri Marathi (3 September 2013). "Exclusive Interview With Mukta Barve & Umesh Kamat – Marathi Movie Lagna Pahave Karun!". Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Mukta Barve and Umesh Kamat team up for a Rom-Com - Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Marathi film Lagna Pahave Karun is a refreshing entertainer – Latest News & Updates at". 5 October 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
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  16. ^ "Vaibhav Joshi". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Lagna Pahave Karun by Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Reshami Bandhane by Bela Shende, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Jaanta Ajaanta (Male) by Shaan, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Majhya Mana by Shankar Mahadevan, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Tu Shwaas Sare (Male) by Kunal Ganjawala, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Jaanta Ajaanta (Female) by Bela Shende, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Kasa Ha Majha Saajna by Akriti Kakar, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  24. ^ "Tu Shwaas Sare (Female) by Bela Shende, Ajay Naik". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  25. ^ "स्क्रीन पुरस्कारांमध्ये सचिन खेडेकर, नितीश भारद्वाज, देविका दफ्तरदार यांना नामांकने". 12 January 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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