IFFM ambassador Vidya Balan makes her Marathi-language debut in this nostalgic biopic. A prolific actor and director in mid-20th century India, Bhagwam Dada left behind a legacy of physical comedy and entertaining. Ek Albela pays tribute to the rags-to-riches tale of the director, presenting a visually-alluring immersion into the making of social drama, Albela, in mid-century Mumbai.
Mangesh Desai, Vidya Balan
Former television cameraman turned film director, Shekhar Sartandel heads the Department for Direction at Rachana Sansad Film Institute. He made his Marathi directorial debut with Joshi Ki Kamble (2008).