Veda B F, a Marathi drama film directed by the talented Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh, has taken the Indian cinema by storm, captivating audiences with its compelling narrative and stellar performances. Released on January 19, 2018, the film has not only achieved remarkable success at the box office but has also garnered critical acclaim for its exploration of love, family, and societal complexities in the village of Nandeshwar.
The story revolves around Babulal Pathan, the head of a Muslim family in Nandeshwar, facing a moral dilemma when his sister’s love affair with a Hindu boy leads to tragedy. The film delves into the aftermath, following the descent into madness of the heartbroken Avinash alias Nana. A warning against the perils of love ensues as Nana advises two young boys. The plot takes another tragic turn when Babulal’s daughter, Reshma, falls in love with a Hindu boy, sparking a similar conflict within the family.
Box Office Success
Veda B F has not only touched the hearts of audiences but has also shattered box office records. Within just 21 days of its release, the film amassed a staggering ₹115,045,790, earning its place in the world book records as the first Marathi film to achieve such a feat. The success is a testament to the film’s universal appeal and the directorial prowess of Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh.
Cast and Crew
Director Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh, who also penned the script, led a stellar cast including Nagesh Bhosle, Vineet Bonde, Altaf Raja, Sagar Gore, Prajakta Deshpande, Vishakha Gogy Vrindabal, JyotiKumar, and Altaf Sheikh. The film’s musical brilliance is attributed to Monu Ajmeri, with lyrics by Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh, and a soulful qawwali performance by Altaf Raja.
Veda B F not only marks the success of the film but also the triumph of its director, Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh. Hailing from the small village of Nandeshwar in Maharashtra, Altaf’s journey from a challenging background to the accolades received by Veda B F showcases his dedication and talent. The film has earned him recognition from the High Range World Book of Records, Bravo International World Book of Records, and a National Award.
Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh’s success with Veda B F is just the beginning of a promising career. With upcoming projects like Betuka, Break Down, Dharavi Katta in Hindi, Come on Vishnu in Kannada, and Karmayogi, a biopic on a renowned MLA from Solapur, his future endeavors promise to add more feathers to his cap.
In conclusion, Veda B F not only stands as a cinematic triumph but also serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of dreamers like Altaf Dadasaheb Shaikh, who, against all odds, bring their aspirations to life on the big screen. The film’s success signals a bright future for Marathi cinema and the continued rise of talented filmmakers like Altaf on the global stage.