Promising it to be the most ambitious and engrossing Marathi crime thriller NH Studioz turns producer for Mahesh Manjrekar’s untitled next, his dream project. Incidentally the film also marks the foray of NH Studioz into regional cinema as producers along with 99 productions.
Well-known actor-producer and director Mahesh Manjarekar is one of the names who recently started shooting for his new Marathi dream project on 28th October 2020. NH Studioz which has earlier been part of path breaking films like – Pink, Shivaay, Begum Jaan, Omerta and many more, have now joined hands with the Marathi film industry’s biggest superstar – Mahesh Manjrekar for the untitled next whereas Vijay Shinde who established himself in this industry is co-producing the same. Vijay is known as a very respectable and approachable name. Shinde’s success quotient far outruns that of many of his contemporaries – leading 20 years at Zee and producer of Marathi film Poraga Majetay with the National award-winning director Makrand Mane.
The untitled film’s Mahurat took place on 28th October and is based on the crime thriller genre and the producers expect that it will be touted as the biggest Marathi film of 2021. To raise the curiosity element the creators decided to keep everything under the wrap. Talking about this ambitious project, director Mahesh Manjrekar said, “I have been thinking about making this project for a long time, the story was already built up in my head and when I met my long-time friend Vijay Shinde on one of the occasions I narrated this storyline to him. Immediately, Vijay roped in Narendra Hirawat, knowing his inclination towards content driven films. With Ninety-nine productions and NH Studioz, We have the most appropriate synergy backing this Marathi crime thriller. I am deeply humbled by this and thank them for keeping faith in me and the project.”
While commenting on their studio entering into Marathi cinema, Shreyans Hirawat, Director of NH Studioz said, “We believe in good content and have been waiting patiently for the right script. We feel blessed to launch our first Marathi project with an industry veteran like Mahesh Manjrekar. We were instantly hooked on to the story when Maheshji narrated it and wanted to be associated with the Marathi crime thriller. We are glad to add this new chapter to our journey as we complete 40 years in the industry.”
Vijay Shinde, Director of 99 productions said, “The biggest achievement according to me would be getting these two stalwards NH studio & Mahesh Manjrekar sir together for a project. During the lockdown I went through more than 200 scripts and for me this one was the best story, and I am glad I am a part of it. I am sure in 2021, this would be the most acknowledged film.”
The untitled next marks the foray of NH Studioz into regional cinema as producers. Mahesh Manjrekar’s production house ‘Mahesh Manjrekar Movies’ are the line producers and Vijay Shinde’s 99 Productions are the co-producers on the film.