A movie about zombies in Dombivli referred to as Zombivli. The concept itself is so glowing that it deserves applause.
Zombivli is an enthralling Marathi movie which mixes humor, a love story, motion, life classes about discovering your interior hero and horror. Director Aditya Sarpotdar and writers Sainath Ganuwad, Sidhhesh Purkar, Mahesh Iyer and Yogesh Vinayak Joshi place the undead within the sprawling mini-city on the outskirts of Mumbai. And within the custom of iconic socially aware zombie motion pictures just like the Night time of the Dwelling Lifeless sequence, Zombivli additionally delivers a well timed critique of gentrification, class warfare, corruption and greed. Water performs a pivotal position.
Amey Wagh performs Sudhir, an engineer who strikes into an ethereal high-rise house in Dombivli along with his pregnant spouse Seema. Sudhir has a brand new job on the Aqua Oasis Water Firm. However the couple slowly discovers that their upwardly cell life-style isn’t all that it’s cracked as much as be. The constructing has an acute water scarcity – early on, they’re informed to wash each different day and to not preserve any crops. And shortly sufficient, there’s a zombie outbreak within the close by Janata Nagar slum.
Because the zombies multiply, the veneer of the privileged people cracks. A politician spins the narrative responsible the slum dwellers. The venal water manufacturing facility proprietor tries to save lots of his copious money reserves – in one of many movie’s finest scenes, he’s throwing wads of cash at approaching zombies, deluded till the top that being wealthy will save him. Sudhir’s neighbor tries to make use of a maid as a human defend. The worst villains right here aren’t the bloodthirsty undead however the deeply egocentric and mercenary residing.
Zombivli reveals these truths with dollops of humor. Sudhir, who’s the primary one to understand what is occurring, makes an attempt to clarify it to others – they’re lifeless, he says, however they aren’t lifeless. Aditya additionally has enjoyable making the largely Western style extra desi. There’s a tragi-comic visible of feminine zombies huddling across the water faucet with pots. It’s what these ladies had completed for many of their lives – even when lifeless they proceed to attend lengthy hours for a couple of treasured drops.
Zombivli additionally has a feminist coronary heart. Seema may be six months pregnant however she doesn’t let that get in the way in which. She’s robust and resourceful. The screenplay additionally finds place for a quiet second between husband and spouse wherein Sudhir confronts his personal emotions of cowardice. These extra critical strains are offset by the comedy round Vishwas, the native slum chief, whose proper hand appears to have a thoughts of its personal. A lot in order that Vishwas has given it a reputation – Jaggu.
The performing is uniformly good. Amey is actually wide-eyed as Sudhir who transforms right into a hero as Dombivli turns into a hellscape. Vaidehi Parashurami as Seema and Lalit Prabhakar as Vishwas additionally pull off their roles with conviction. And a shout-out to the zombies – these hordes of jerking, twitching, blood-thirsty monsters are strong.
Zombivli has stretches that plod however principally Aditya retains the frights, fights and enjoyable coming.
You’ll be able to watch the movie with English subtitles at a theater close to you. Please keep in mind to put on a masks.