DAR Motion Pictures & IME Motion Pictures partner to launch Marathi’s first Supehero Film ‘Baji’ starring Shreyas Talpade

DAR Motion Pictures & IME Motion Pictures partner to launch

Marathi’s first Supehero Film ‘Baji’ starring Shreyas Talpade

Real life hero Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vishwas Nangare Patil formally launched the movie with the ceremonial lighting of lamp and teaser poster unveiling

To be directed by Nikhil Mahajan of Pune 52 fame the movie will star Shreyas Talpade as Baji, while his leading lady in the film would be the popular Marathi actress Amruta Khanvilkar

To be shot across picturesque Konkan locales, Baji is an action and romance laced superhero vigilante film that transcends both folklore and present day

Mumbai, 21st January, 2014: Having delivered hits such as Lalbaug Parel, Haunted 3D, The Lunchbox and D-Day, DAR Motion Pictures today announced that it had joined hands with IME Motion Pictures – the acclaimed makers of celebrated films like Pitruroon, Chintoo and Pune 52, Blue Drop Films, and Virtue Entertainment for Marathi’s first Superhero Film ‘Baji’. To be directed by Nikhil Mahajan of Pune 52 fame, the film will star Shreyas Talpade, who will be returning to Marathi cinema after a span of seven years, as Baji, while his leading lady in the film would be the popular Marathi actress Amruta Khanvilkar.

The announcement was made at a special function at the marquee Hotel Four Seasons hotel in Worli Mumbai that was attended by the Producers Vivek Rangachari – DAR Motion Pictures, Amit Ahirrao – Virtue Entertainment, Suhrud Godbole – IME Motion Pictures, Nikhil Mahajan – Blue Drop, select Cast and Crew of the film, media and key industry figureheads. The event also marked the unveiling of the first teaser poster of the movie along with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by real life superhero Additional Commissioner of Police Mr. Vishwas Nangare Patil along with the producers of the movie.

To be shot across picturesque Konkan locales, Baji is an action-adventure-romance laced superhero vigilante film that transcends both folklore and present day. It is based on the legend of a man who took upon himself to protect the common man against oppression and injustice. His sword, his bow-arrow and his white stallion live on to define him.

Speaking at the occasion writer-director of the film Nikhil Mahajan, said: “Baji was just too tempting a script to not make. Further the dream just got better with not just DAR and IME spearheading the project but even Shreyas Talpade agreeing to essay the role of Baji. Given his stature in the industry and the fact that this would be his first Marathi film after seven years is a huge positive that significantly add to this really ambitious project. The combination of content driven production houses like DAR, IME and Virtue, Shreyas, Amruta, a great script, and an envious A-Lister crew that we have got together for this film will most definitely ensure a superb entertainer for the audiences and critics alike.”

A rather elated Actor/Producer, Shreyas Talpade said, “I owe my entry into films to Marathi cinema and theatre and have always been on the constant lookout for an excellent script that would excite me as an actor. Baji not only had its attraction as Marathi’s first superhero film but was backed by a really outstanding and challenging script laced with folklore, action and romance, an emotional connect. It was a clear go ahead for me right from day Nikhil Mahajan narrated the script to me and with DAR and IME helming the project, I am confident that this would definitely go on to become one of the biggest success stories in the film industry.”

Produced by Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Amit Ahirrao, Suhrud Godbole, Hrishikesh Kulkarni and Nikhil Mahajan, other key credits include Writer and Director: Nikhil Mahajan, Dialogues: Shrirang Godbole, Original story: Nikhil Mahajan & Suhrud Godbole, Director of Photography: Vasu Rane, Editor: Abhijeet Deshpande, Music: Atif Afzal, Lyrics: Shrirang Godbole, and Executive Producer: Pavan Malu (Blue Drop Films).

The movie is slated for a Winter 2014 release.

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About DAR Motion Pictures

A wholly-owned subsidiary of DAR Capital Group, DAR Motion Pictures was established as a result of the Group’s strong leveraging in the burgeoning Indian Media & Entertainment industry. DAR Motion Pictures is focused on producing, acquiring and distributing quality content in Hindi and other regional languages. DARMP’s latest releases include the critically acclaimed and successful films ‘D-Day’ and ‘The Lunchbox’ ‘Mickey Virus’ and soon to be released Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Ugly’.

About Indian Magic Eye

IME Motion Pictures is a film production and media house based in Pune and Mumbai. They have to their credit critically and commercially acclaimed Marathi films like ‘Champions’, the ‘Chintoo‘ movie franchise, Pune 52, Tuhya Dharma Koncha? and Pitruroon. Their first Hindi film ‘Dainik’ is slated to on floor in Summer 2015.

About Blue Drop

Blue Drop Films is a film production company based in Mumbai. Previously they have line produced Pune 52. Their first Hindi film ‘Maa Bhagwatiya IIT Coaching Classes’ is slated to start production end-2014. They will co-produce ‘Dainik’ alongwith IME Motion Pictures.

About Virtue Entertainment

Virtue Entertainment is a production house based in Aurangabad and Mumbai. Their first Marathi production ‘Vakratunda’ is currently in production. ‘Baji’ will be their second film.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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