Hari Om Vitthala

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  • 2008
  • 2 hr 27 min
  • 6.1  (12)

Hari Om Vitthala, released in 2008, is a Marathi language film set against the backdrop of the pilgrimage town of Pandharpur, Maharashtra. Directed by Sanjay Surkar, it stars Makarand Anaspure, Jayesh Chandrakant Chavan, and Amita Khopkar in lead roles. The film revolves around the lead character Hari (Makarand Anaspure), an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal who works as a courier delivery boy in Mumbai. We see his daily struggles and the monotony of his life as he goes about his job, dealing with demanding customers and traffic snarls. Despite his hectic schedule, he never misses his daily darshan of Lord Vitthal at a local temple.

One day, while on his delivery rounds, Hari chances upon a package containing a significant amount of cash. Realizing that the cash belongs to a powerful politician, he decides to return it to its rightful owner. The politician, impressed by Hari's honesty, offers him a job as his personal courier. Hari sees this as an opportunity to make a better life for himself and his widowed mother, who are struggling to make ends meet.

However, life takes a turn for the worse when Hari's colleague steals the cash that he had returned. The politician, assuming Hari to be the culprit, throws him out of the job and exposes him to the media. His reputation and honesty are called into question, and he is labeled a thief, forcing him to flee the city in search of redemption.

Hari ends up in Pandharpur, a town renowned for its annual pilgrimage of Lord Vitthal's temple. Here, he begins a new life, taking up odd jobs to earn a living. Through his encounters with different people, he learns valuable life lessons about forgiveness, compassion, and the importance of faith. He finds solace in his devotion to Lord Vitthal and the simple joys of life.

One day, a young woman named Girija (Amita Khopkar) enters his life. She is a devotee of Lord Vitthal who has come to Pandharpur seeking blessings to overcome the trauma of her past. As the two get to know each other, Hari realizes that he has found a true friend in Girija. Through their conversations and experiences, they find a sense of purpose in each other's company and discover hope in their lives.

The film's highlight is its music, composed by veteran composer Anil Mohile. The soulful melodies, harmonious aartis, and bhajans complement the film's theme of faith and devotion beautifully. The cinematography by Sanjay Memane captures the essence of Pandharpur and its iconic temple, giving the film a grand and majestic feel.

In conclusion, Hari Om Vitthala is a heartwarming tale of camaraderie, redemption, and the power of faith. The film's message that honesty and integrity can triumph even in the face of adversity resonates with viewers of all ages. Makarand Anaspure delivers a sincere and convincing performance as Hari, while Amita Khopkar shines as Girija, adding depth and emotional resonance to the film. The film's picturesque setting, music, and storytelling make it a must-watch for lovers of Marathi cinema.

Hari Om Vitthala is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Hari Om Vitthala
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  • Release Date
  • Runtime
    2 hr 27 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (12)