Last Thursday, i.e. on January 31, 2013, after the Swasthi Kshema Samvaad for Shraddhavaans, who attend the Hindi Pravachan of Bapu, a special screening of the Sai Niwas documentary (dubbed version in Hindi) was held. Since the duration of the original documentary is more than 2 hours, a more concise version, with a duration of 45 minutes was screened.
Many of us present, had already seen the original version in Marathi. So, what might have seemed like a repeat viewing, did not actually turn out to be so. The Hindi version has been made so well; in particular the emotions of Sadya Pipa (Appasaheb Dabholkar) and Chetansinh Dabholkar have been captured so well, that one actually tends to forget that one is watching the dubbed version. When the screening was over, it seemed as if 45 minutes had passed with the blink of an eyelid.The documentary on Sai Niwas is indeed a priceless possession to have. The DVDs of both, the Marathi as well as the Hindi (dubbed) version are available at Shri Harigurugram, Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram, Sai Niwas and many of the Upasana Centres.