NH Studioz, Mahesh Manjrekar Movies and Ninetynine Productions’ Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha (Marathi; A) is the story of an orphan boy.

Digya (Prem Dharmadhikari) is a young boy who is orphaned. Son of a goonda-father and a bar dancer-mother, he lives with his paternal grandmother after his parents’ deaths. He has a close friend, Iliyas (Varad Nagwekar), who is also an orphan.

Digya gets into criminal activities at an early age. He also has physical relations with his own paternal aunt (Ashwini Kulkarni) after killing his uncle (Atul Kale) and their young son. Digya also kills some other people but he soon meets his match in Babi (Shashank Shende) who feels disgusted when he sees him (Digya) in a compromising position with his own married daughter.

Jayant Pawar has penned a story of a chawl-dwelling orphan and has portrayed reality. Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar’s screenplay is very bold, replete as it is with sex and intimate scenes and very liberal use of four-letter words. In that sense, his screenplay is a double-edged sword because while the masses will like the sex and foul words, ladies and family audiences will be put off by them as they are too crude. Jayant Pawar’s dialogues are good for the masses because of the swear words.

Prem Dharmadhikari lives the role of Digya. He shines in every scene. His innocent face stands in contrast with his actions in scenes of violence and intimacy. Varad Nagwekar does very well as Iliyas. Chhaya Kadam acts ably as Digya’s grandmother. Ashwini Kulkarni’s expressions in intimate scenes are impactful. Her acting otherwise is also good. Atul Kale is alright as Digya’s uncle. Shashank Shende is effective as Babi. Umesh Jagtap does full justice to his role as corporator Gawde. Rohit Haldikar is okay as Shirya. Kashmera Shah leaves a mark as Supriya, wife of Shirya. Ganesh Yadav (as Bhaktya), Savita Malpekar (as Babi’s indisposed wife), Ganesh Revdekar (as real estate agent Gupta) and the rest lend able support.

Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar’s direction is good but it caters to only a section of the audience rather than to viewers universally. His editing is sharp. Hitesh Modak’s music is fair. His background music is impactful. Lyrics are okay. Karan B. Rawat’s camerawork is of a fine order. Pradyumna Kumar’s action scenes are mass-appealing. Prashant Rane’s art direction deserves special mention.

On the whole, Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha will appeal to the masses but not the classes and womenfolk. It will definitely do good business on the strength of the masses and front-benchers.

Released on 14-1-’22 at Plaza (daily 2 shows) and other cinemas of Bombay thru August Entertainment. Publicity: good. Opening: very good.