Netflix has set a benchmark with its riveting originals in regional languages all over the world. It has now taken Maharashtra's local language under its wing and presented us with Firebrand. The film aims to touch upon the concept of modern-day relationships and its complexities. It tackles social issues plaguing our society. Firebrand also follows the story of a female lawyer who has survived rape. Produced under Purple Pebble Pictures’ banner, Firebrand had been announced by Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra and will air exclusively on Netflix.
The film showcases Usha Jadhav playing a successful lawyer - Sunanda Raut. Girish Kulkarni portrays her understanding and compassionate husband Madhav Patkar who supports her no matter what. Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev play a couple in the movie going through a bitter divorce and our protagonist is thrown smack in the middle of a nasty custody battle. She also faces mockery and sexist comments in a profession dominated by men. Hints of casteism are also present in Firebrand. The portrayal of the underdog is vastly present but unfortunately looks a bit forced.
Firebrand also marks Purple Pebble Pictures’ first digital venture. Directed by National Award winner Aruna Raje, the film stars veteran Marathi actors like Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev.