Akshay Bardapurkar of Planet Marathi produces one of the biggest blockbusters of the Marathi film industry. The upcoming film Raavsaaheb is one of the 20 imminent projects selected in 2021 for NFDC Film Bazaar's International Co-Production Market. The Film Bazaar Online platform hosted by India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), selects projects to secure backing from Indian and international producers, directors, programmers, financiers and sales agents at Open Pitch Online. This year 20 projects have been selected from 11 countries and feature a diverse range of Indian and European languages including Assamese, Bengali, English, German, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani and Malayalam. Akshay Bardapurkar’s Raavsaheb is one of these prestigious films.
The film’s screenplay is written by Nikhil Mahajan along with Prajakta Deshmukh and Shripad Deshpande. It is an environmental thriller starring Jitendra Joshi and Nehha Pendse Bayas. This thriller features life-like prosthetic and VFX work. It will be shot on location in the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. It will feature many more leading faces of the Marathi film industry. Bardapurkar & Mahajan duo will strike again after the first-ever TVOD release of June on Planet Marathi OTT.
Akshay Bardapurkar of Planet Marathi envisions great heights for his upcoming project. The filmmaker says, “I have worked with Nikhil in the past and I can vouch for the talent he demonstrates as a director. Planet Marathi believes in making good content overcome hurdles and letting good entertainment the spotlight. We are excited to pitch this amazing film to our global delegates. This is a wonderful opportunity for Marathi's talent to get recognized for their talent.
Director Nikhil Mahajan says “The screenplay of Raavsaheb is close to our hearts. We know that with the able backing of Planet Marathi and my dear friend Akshay, we will be able to represent Marathi talent on a global platform. This also opens up doors for many Marathi projects that seek a better scale for their creative projects.”
The makers are planning an elaborate festival rollout to be followed by an international theatrical release. More details about the film are to be shared once the film goes on the floor. The production is slated to begin in February 2022.