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Aaba… Aiktay Naa: Review


Aaba… Aiktay Naa

Cast: Arun Nalawade
Director: Aditya Suhas Jambhale
Language: Marathi
Genre: Drama
Channel: Pocket Films (YouTube)
Release Date: 26th October 2018


Starring the veteran Marathi actor Arun Nalawade as Aaba (Grandfather), the short film is an extraordinary depiction of old-age and perception. Aaba… Aiktay Naa is about the changes that take place due to senility. Aaba, with a perfect retirement life, starts to lose his hearing capabilities, hence getting a hearing aid. This event takes us on an enlightening journey through life, and reinforcing the adage ‘there’s more to it than meets the eye’. Watch this National Award-Winning Film short, for a blissful experience.


  • The background sound enhances the whole viewing experience, taking the film on a whole new level.
  • Arun Nalawade’s poetic voice over complements the story line flawlessly.
  • The supporting cast blends seamlessly into the lead.
  • The use of metaphors provides a perfect subtext to the original story.
  • Aaba’s experience after he gets the hearing aid, enhanced by the sounds, makes us reflect on how we overlook all the simple, little things in life that matter.


  • Apart from the 28-minute long short film can seem a bit lengthy when compared to the actual story, the whole film is impeccable.

Bottom Line:

Aaba… Aiktay Naa is a slice of life story about good ole age that leaves you introspecting about things we miss in the rush of life.


  • Aaba… Aiktay Naa is the first Marathi short film to have Dolby Atmos sound mix. Justin Jose, the acclaimed sound mixer who has worked on ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has worked on the sound mixing for this film.
  • The director, Aditya Jambhale, has worked as an actor in the Bollywood movie Angry Indian Goddesses.

Watch the short film : 

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