This article first appeared in Time Out magazine
What kind of work would an actor of Sanjeev Kumar’s enormous talent but modest looks have attracted in contemporary cinema? Surely he couldn’t have played the six-pack flaunting hero of youth-obsessed love stories or a member of the lowbrow comedy club. Today even character parts are caricatures mechanically executed by veterans like Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri and Anupam Kher. Fortunately for Sachin Khedekar, a man of equal gifts, Marathi cinema still offers a small but vital window for creative expression.