Thursday, July 15, 2010

ATUL KULKARNI Exclusive Interview - 'VALU' Touches a Universal Chord

India has featured as the special guest of the 2010 La Rochelle International Film Festival in France. Its programme particularly focused this year on the work of Maharastrian director Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, who screened his films to a full theatre. His film 'Valu' ('The Wild Bull') delights the viewer with memorable landscapes, touching moments and incessant wit and humour.

The 'Valu' is a misunderstood bull that roams the vicinity of the remote village of Kusavde, much to the villagers' fear and disarray. Politics, relationships and the general atmosphere in the village take a turn when a forest officer (Atul Kulkarni) is sent to capture the roaming bull. He is  accompanied by a budding film maker who wishes to film a documentary about the misfortunes linked to the animal's supposed mischief.



  1. The interview rocks! Is directing or production in Atul Kulkarni's future?

  2. Hello Kiran,
    Sorry to be responding so late. I definitely would love to know if Atul Kulkarni wishes to direct or produce, what a good question. In any case, the Hindi Cinema Blog absolutely loves his work and we are very glad to have had the opportunity to speak to such a fine actor and interesting human being.