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Ek Albela Trailer: A tribute to India's first dancing superstar, Bhagwan Dada

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:31 IST

Marathi cinema has seldom shied away from exploring unconventional topics. The latest offering from the industry is Ek Albela, which is a biopic of India's first dancing superstar, Bhagwan Dada.

The film, based on late actor-director Bhagwan Abaji Palav - fondly known as Bhagwan Dada - has faced a long, drawn out legal tussle. The trailer was finally released on 29 January.

Known for his terrific comic timing, Bhagwan Dada has inspired Indian moviegoers for decades, with his unbelievable story of a man who made a name for himself in the film industry solely fuelled by his obsession with films.

He is also responsible for introducing many firsts to the Indian film industry - including fist fighting and his trademark slow-dancing style.

Ek Albela gets its name from Bhagwan Das's best known film, the 1951-released Albela.

While many know Bhagwan Dada the actor, few know about the hardships he faced at the end of his cinematic journey. It would be interesting to see if the makers of the film tap in to the untold story of the icon.

Marathi actor Mangesh Desai will essay the role of Bhagwan Dada, in the Kimaya Motion Pictures that has been directed by Shekhar Sartand. The film also marks the Marathi debut of Vidya Balan, who will essay the character of popular Bollywood actress Geeta Bali, Shammi Kapoor's wife.

The trailer takes us back to the black and white era where comedy was all about expressions. The trailer relives the nostalgia of the 1940's and 1950's Bollywood.

Watch the trailer of Marathi Film, Ek Albela:

First published: 29 January 2016, 4:41 IST