Inspiring, fascinating and real, Manglmurti Films and Kimaya Motion Pictures’ Ekk Albela is the untold story of India’s first dancing and action hero, Bhagwan Dada and his journey to fulfill his dreams.
The teaser of Ekk Albela is every bit a glimpse into the extraordinary journey of a common man – Bhagwan Dada who went out to become one of the biggest legends in Indian cinema.
Produced by Kimaya Motion Pictures and directed by Shekhar Sartandel, Manglmurti Films’ Ekk Albela features award winning versatile actor Mangesh Desai as Bhagwan Dada and the powerhouse performer Vidya Balan portraying the role of renowned yesteryear actress Geeta Bali in her debut Marathi movie.
The teaser of Ekk Albela was launched amidst a packed house by actor Mangesh Desai, director Shekhar Sartandel, and producer Dr Monish Babre and Sangeeta Ahir and Krrish Ahir and superstar of Marathi cinema, Ankush Choudhary, specially invited by Manglmurti Films to grace the occasion.
The makers had specially invited Bhagwan Dada’s son Arun Bhagwan Palav and his granddaughter and felicitated them at the teaser launch. Interestingly, they also performed on songs picturised on their late superstar father on the stage along with Mangesh Desai, producer Monish, Krrish and Ankush.
After teasing you with interesting creatives featuring India’s iconic superstars including Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and Madhuri Dixit Nene, the makers launched the impressive teaser of Ekk Albela on 19thMay, 2016.
The biopic that explores the era between 1930 to 1951 has several dialogues in Hindi and also has two Hindi songs from the original film.
Says Mangesh Desai, “Bhagwan Dada was the Badshah of Indian cinema then and I consider myself very fortunate to have got the opportunity to portray the legend on on screen. It was a huge challenge and it wouldn’t have been possible without Dada’s blessings.”
Producer Sangeeta Ahir says, “We are proud to have associated with the biopic and grateful to Dr Monish Babre. Without his support, this wouldn’t have been possible. Ekk Albela is the perfect definition for Nostalgia.”
Says Shekhar Sartandel, “Bhagwan Dada was not just an actor, he was a larger than life persona. His greatness comes with the fact that his popular songs are still played at social gatherings and his trademark dance moves continues to inspire actors even today. It was an honour to recreate the life of Hindi cinema’s first dancing superstar.”
Ekk Albela is directed by Shekhar Sartandel. It is a Kimaya Motion Pictures Production and presented by Manglmurti Films and releases on 24th June, 2016.