7.4/10
388
3 user 1 critic

Valu (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (India)
Swanand Gaddamwa comes to a small village Kusavde to get hold of a bull who was once considered holy by the villagers.

Writers:

Girish Kulkarni (screenplay), Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Deool (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Keshya, a simple villager believes that god has arrived in his village but everyone disbelieves him. Later when the politics plays its part things take a drastic change.

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Stars: Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Jyoti Subhash
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Director: Paresh Mokashi
Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Four friends are searching for rented accommodation. The landlady insists only on married couples, so two of the friends are forced to dress as women and pretend to be wives of the other two.

Director: Sachin
Stars: Ashok Saraf, Sachin, Laxmikant Berde
Natarang (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A poor working man loses his job and decides to start a theater troupe.

Director: Ravi Jadhav
Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Kishore Kadam, Sonalee Kulkarni
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A clash of two musical families, where in the end, music is the winner. When greed takes the front seat, manipulations shift gears. A race starts, a race that kills whatever comes across ... See full summary »

Director: Subodh Bhave
Stars: Sachin, Shankar Mahadevan, Subodh Bhave
Shwaas (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

Director: Sandeep Sawant
Stars: Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A girl from Mumbai who comes to Pune to meet a prospective groom, with the idea of rejecting him, ends up spending the day with a complete stranger.

Director: Satish Rajwade
Stars: Swwapnil Joshi, Mukta Barve
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Dinkar Maruti Bhosle, a common Marathi man with an identity crisis ends up being the Crusader against threats to his existance & identity as a 'Marathi Maanus'. In his battle against all odds & evils, he is assisted by Shivaji Maharaj.

Director: Santosh Manjrekhar
Stars: Mahesh Manjrekar, Sachin Khedekar, Makarand Anaspure
Killa (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A 11-year-old Indian boy who has just lost his father is forced to adapt to a new school in a small village. The story is about how he copes up and how life has to move on transforming a young mind into an adult day by day.

Director: Avinash Arun
Stars: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao
Dombivli Fast (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A common man fights against the corruption and injustice happening around him.

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Stars: Sandeep Kulkarni, Audumber Aphale, Ashwini Apte
Shala (2011)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Set in the 70's in rural India, four 9th grade kids were writing their destiny. Joshi (14) is madly in love with Shirodkar (14) a beautiful Indian looking girl. Both study in the same class. The age old question "What is love anyway?"

Director: Sujay Dahake
Stars: Anshuman Joshi, Ketaki Mategaonkar, Dilip Prabhavalkar
Pachadlela (2004)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Due to a job transfer, three friends move into a town where the bank they work at assigns them by way of living quarters a creepy mansion with a haunted history. One of the friends, Bharat ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Kothare
Stars: Bharat Jadhav, Shreyas Talpade, Dilip Prabhavalkar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Atul Kulkarni ... Swanand Gaddamwar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bharti Achrekar ... Sarapanch's Wife (as Bharati Acharekar)
Mohan Agashe ... Sarapanch
Dipak Alegaokar Dipak Alegaokar ... Shivai's Father (as Deepak Alegaonkar)
Vrishasen Dabholkar Vrishasen Dabholkar ... Sameer
Renuka Daftardar Renuka Daftardar ... Aaba's Wife
Pournima Ganu Pournima Ganu ... Gaddam's Wife
Ashwini Giri ... Suresh' Wife
Chandrakant Gokhale Chandrakant Gokhale ... Aaja
Veena Jamkar ... Tani
Aditya Kulkarni Aditya Kulkarni ... Sampat
Ashok Kulkarni Ashok Kulkarni ... Jagnade
Girish Kulkarni ... Jeevan
Sharavi Kulkarni Sharavi Kulkarni ... Sampi
Nandu Madhav Nandu Madhav ... Aaba
Edit

Storyline

Swanand Gaddamwar a forest officer is appointed by the government to get hold of Valu a wild bull in the small village of Kusavde, "Valu", is actually a holy, consecrated bull which is the responsibility of the village. It is allowed to roam free and is the responsibility of the entire village. But lately, Valu becomes very aggressive and is blamed for every single act of chaos and destruction that happens in and around the village, Swanand feels ashamed that he is assigned this task by the government as he was always known to catch wild animals like Tigers and Leopards,Swanand reaches the village with his brother Sameer who wants to shoot a documentary and finds this subject interesting,Jeevan is a asked by Sarpanch to guide Swanand in what ever help he requires to catch Valu ,Jeevan and Swanand become good friends start meeting people and know the full history of Valu.Sarpanch and Abha are two village leaders who prefer to be one above the other and everyone wants to have the ... Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Marathi

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Bull See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Atul Kulkarni was very impressed with the work of first time director Umesh Kulkarni.He also signed the film immediately after reading the script. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A forest officer on a mission to capture a supposedly dangerous bull in a remote village.
31 May 2008 | by artistreeSee all my reviews

This is a light hearted film with a simple subject. The treatment and pace of the movie keeps it alive and you're gradually introduced to the bull and stories/rumors about him, making you wonder, if its really dangerous etc. The officer's brother volunteers to shoot a documentary of the entire mission which makes the film esp interesting.

A well made film where you start knowing and getting involved with the characters, especially the simple minded villagers. The language has an authentic flavor and so do the actors. Good thing, they didn't use much make up or deliberately colorful clothes. Not an art film and not a big budget movie, but if you like simplistic entertainment, this one's not to be missed.

Atul Kulkarni is pleasant to watch and other actors are also nice. The bull has done a good job too.

Editing could be better, as sometimes you feel a bit lost; or the story lessens grip at times. But that's critically speaking only. The duration of the film is just right and no songs and dances makes it particularly more realistic and engrossing.

Unlike a village theme, there's no strong politics, rivalry, bitterness etc.

The sound track is catchy and sounds quite acoustic.The music sounds distinctly local. No loud surrounds, or sound fx etc. Thankyou so so much. The music and visuals, the overall treatment all are well balanced.

Is the bull captured? Is the mission easy? Go watch the movie to find out. If you go with an open mind; and if you like easy viewing, you will definitely appreciate the film. It will make you smile and feel good for sure. A sweet film.

Looking for similar from the same team. Give us more good cinema.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed