Sonai Film Creation’s Sangharshyoddha Manoj Jarange Patil (Marathi; UA) is based on the life of Maratha activist Manoj Jarange Patil.

Manoj Jarange Patil has been fighting for the upliftment of the Marathas. He has been an advocate of reservation for the Marathas.

Govardhan Doltade has written a story based on the life and work of the activist. Since one reads about him in the newspapers on an almost daily basis, one may not find the story too novel or interesting. Sudhir Nikam’s screenplay is average. The drama doesn’t excite the viewers too much. Dialogues (by Sudhir Nikam) are okay.

Rohan Patil does well in the title role. Sandeep Pathak is okay as Manoj Jarange’s friend, Janya. Sagar Karande is fair in the role of Manoj Jarange’s friend, Sagar. Mohan Joshi lends reasonable support as Manoj Jarange Patil’s father. Srinivas Pokle makes his presence felt in a brief role as Manoj Jarange Patil’s son. Arbaaz Sheikh is average in a tiny role as the news reporter. Surabhi Hande (as Manoj’s wife), Somnath Awaghade (as Kisna) and Madhav Abhyankar pass muster. Others fit the bill.

Shivaji Doltade’s direction is average. Music (Vijay Narayan Gawande, Chinar-Mahesh and Rohit Nagbhide) is ordinary. Lyrics (Mangesh Kangane, Vaibhav Deshmukh and Sonali Hawle Patil) are routine. Rohan Kandera and Manasi Kowale do an average job of the choreography. Avi Lohar’s background music is not up to the mark. Krishna Naikar’s camerawork is fair. Mahesh Kore and Sachin Patil’s art direction is okay. Amit Javalkar’s editing ought to have been sharper.

On the whole, Sangharshyoddha Manoj Jarange Patil is an ordinary show all the way.

Released on 14-6-’24 at Plaza (daily 1 show) and other cinemas of Bombay thru August Entertainment. Publicity: quite good. Opening: dull.