Pune: There are some filmmakers who keep on experimenting with new genres and subjects are hailed as experimental and practical filmmakers. Sujay Dahake who is in the forefront of young and radical experimental filmmakers in Marathi is in the news these days on account of his new experiment after ‘Ajoba’. Sujay is making his first ever sci fi film, a love story in Marathi. The final shooting schedule completed of the film Pune at Gokhale Institute currently.
An Eros International presentation produced by Krishika Lulla, ‘Phuntroo’ has been shot in a spectacularly short period of time ever since its mahurat was held a few months ago and has been exactly on schedule. It is Krishika Lulla’s first Marathi film. After, the phenomenal success of ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, it is her first ever foray in Marathi, with Ajay Thakur and Spice Studios as co-producers.
The credit for having completed the film as per schedule ought to go to Sujay Dahake but he gives the credit to his team comprising of his cast and crew. “Any film is actually a team effort and it depends on the team to complete a film on time as per the schedule. The director of course does his job but then unless and until the cast and crew do not cooperate with him in the task; it is extremely difficult to complete a film. We are lucky that we got a producer like Krishika Lulla who provided at our disposal whatever we needed, as a result of which there was absolutely nil obstacle. Not only did Krishika provide us with financial assistance but also supported us with her valuable guidance and every actor has worked as per the expectations and even beyond and given 100% to the film. It is only because of this that I could come up with a different film. The technical work remains but we will be able to compete it soon.”
Krishika says that though it is a Marathi film, the discipline on the sets was seen to be believed and it was akin to that on the sets of any Hindi film sets. Why today Marathi films can easily compete with Hindi films will be revealed when ‘Phuntroo’ is released.. The experience of working with the actors and the crew was amazing and unforgettable, says Krishika Lulla.
Singer actress Ketaki Mategaonkar plays the lead in the film along with Madan Deodhar, Shivraj Vaichal, Shivani Rangole, Rituraj Shinde, Anshuman Joshi, Rohit Nikam etc. The film is about mechanical engineering students and what happens when one falls a prey to technology. Make up is by Vinod Sarode, while costume is by Ayushi Dagad, Satyajit Deshpande is the art director while Archana Bhorhade cranks the camera. The film has been shot at Pune, Alibaug and Saswad.
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