Launch of BAJI, the first Marathi superhero movie starring Shreyas Talpade

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DAR Motion Pictures& IME Motion Pictures partner tolaunch Marathi’s first Super hero Film ‘Baji’ starring Shreyas Talpade

Real life hero Assistant Commissioner of Police,Vishwas Nangare Patilformally launched the movie with the ceremoniallightingof lamp and teaser poster unveiling To be directed by Nikhil Mahajan of Pune52 fame the movie will star Shreyas Talpade as Baji, while hisleading lady in the film would be the popular Marathi actressAmruta Khanvilkar To be shot across picturesque Konkan locales, Baji is an action and romance laced superhero vigilante film thattranscends both folklore and present day

 Shreyas Talpade presenting a bouquet to guest of honor Additional Commissioner of Police, Vishwas Nangare Patil

Mumbai, 21st  January, 2014:  Having delivered hits such as Lalbaug Parel, Haunted 3D, TheLunchbox and D-Day, DAR Motion Pictures today announced that it hadjoined 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 filmwill 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 attendedby the Producers Vivek Rangachari – DAR Motion Pictures,Amit Ahirrao – VirtueEntertainment, Suhrud Godbole – IME Motion Pictures, Nikhil Mahajan – Blue Drop, select Cast and Crew of the film, media and keyindustry figureheads. The event also marked the unveiling of the first teaser poster of the movie along with the ceremonial lightingofthe lamp by real life superhero Additional Commissioner of Police Mr. Vishwas NangarePatilalong with the producersof the movie.

To be shot across picturesqueKonkan locales, Baji isan action-adventure-romance laced superhero vigilante film that transcends both folklore and present day. It is basedonthe legend of a manwho took upon himself to protect the common man against oppression and injustice. Hissword, 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, IMEand Virtue, Shreyas, Amruta, a great script,andan envious A-Lister crew that we have got togetherfor this film will most definitely ensure a superb entertainer for the audiences and criticsalike.”

 A rather elatedActor/Producer, Shreyas Talpade said, “I owe my entry into films to Marathi cinemaandtheatre and have always been on the constant lookout for an excellent script that would excite me as an actor. Baji notonly had itsattraction as Marathi’s first superhero film but was backed by a really outstanding and challenging script laced withfolklore,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 oneof the biggest success stories in the film industry.”

Produced by Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Amit Ahirrao, Suhrud Godbole, Hrishikesh Kulkarni and Nikhil Mahajan, otherkeycredits include WriterandDirector: 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,andExecutive Producer: Pavan Malu(Blue Drop Films).

The movieis slated for a Winter 2014 release.



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