19 June, 2021

Amol Palekar

The actor-filmmaker returns with a new Marathi film, Big Pictures’ Samaantar

Amol Palekar

What is Samaantar all about?

It’s about lost traces of two people’s love for each other. It’s a passage through parallel folds of hope and despair, life and death.

So it’s about love across a span of time....

The protagonist Keshav Vaze has risen to be a big industrialist. But amid his hectic routine, he’s lonely. Shama Sane is an artiste, a recluse. They meet accidentally after a long time and discover what was lost in all these years.

They seem to represent two lifestyles...

Two parallel lives. There is the din and fast pace of Keshav’s life in the city and the quiet and stillness of Shama’s by the riverside.

Did you move from Bombay to Pune in search of the same quiet?

The energy one spends in commuting in Bombay is incredible. In Pune I preserve that.

You seem to be interested in exploring human relationships on screen...

I find human relationships fascinating. The theme is...

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