Minash Productions’ Aathvani (Marathi) is the story of a film writer.

Rahul (Suhrud Wardekar) is a film writer who seems to be having a writer’s block as he is unable to write a love story for a film. Rahul’s girlfriend is Riya (Vaishnavi Karmarkar). They both have been in love for seven years now and although Riya’s family wants them to get married, Rahul says, he is not ready, because he has not earned any money since six months.

One day, Rahul finds a wallet belonging to one Ramakant. Inside the wallet is a 48-year-old letter written by one Sunanda. That does it! Rahul gets the idea for his love story. He tries to trace Sunanda and Ramakant. Does he succeed?

Siddhant Sawant and Vidhi Sawant have written a story from their own concept. Although the story is okay, it seems a bit too far-fetched. Siddhant Sawant’s screenplay, with additional screenplay by Ashwin Hatwalne, is not very interesting or engaging. It has some entertaining moments but it also gets boring at places. Ashwin Hatwalne’s dialogues are ordinary.

Suhrud Wardekar is average as Rahul. Vaishnavi Karmarkar does a fair job as Riya. Mohan Agashe lends decent support as Ramakant. Suhas Joshi makes her mark as Sunanda. Others lend routine support.

Siddhant Sawant’s direction and editing are not up to the mark. Suhit Abhyankar’s music and lyrics are passable. Valay Mulgund’s poems are nice. Sai-Piyush’s background music is fair. Dhruv C. Desai’s camerawork is okay. Nitin Borkar’s production designing is alright.

On the whole, Aathvani is a dull fare.

Released on 7-7-’23 at City Light (daily 1 show) and other cinemas of Bombay thru August Entertainment. Publicity & opening: weak.