Paresh Raval returns to Gujarati cinema after 40 years with a film adaptation of his play ‘Dear Father’

Paresh Raval’s successful  Gujarati play Dear Father, which is a Marathi original was adapted as a Marathi film Aapla Manus essayed by Nana Patekar. Now Paresh Raval will make his appearance in Gujarati cinema after a gap of 40 years with a film based on this play Dear Father


An excited Paresh Raval tweeted the news today!

So so excited ! Will be doing a Gujarati film almost after 40 yrs ! It’s based on my play “Dear Father “which was a runaway success ! Joining me on this endevour is Ratan Jain ji ( Venus Films ) . Need your love and blessings 🙏

— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) July 12, 2021

The super successful play had an Hindi adaptation too and film-maker Ashutosh Gowariker had convinced Paresh Raval to accept the offer, “It was originally a Marathi play called Katkon Trikon. I did the Gujarati version. Ashutosh saw it and told me he wanted to turn it into a film.  The Marathi play happened a long time ago but the Gujarati and Hindi versions are still being staged. We have completed more than 500 shows.”

A play that has been successful in three languages – Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi and has been remade as a Marathi film is now on its way to being made as a Gujarati film.

Dear Father revolves around the delicate issue of generation gap, ideological confrontations and the emotional struggles of a middle class family.


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