The film which registered a strong presence in the State Film Awards, “NAGRIK’ produced by Saachi Entertainments and directed by Jayprad Desai has received in 14 nominations in the Prabhat Film Puraskar’s 2015 . The film highlights the conflict between politics and journalism and the effect on common man will release on June 12 all over Maharashtra.
The film which received the Best Social Film in the Maharashtra State Film Awards is written by eminent poet Mahesh Keluskar and director Jayprad Desai has given shape to it and it has received 14 nominations in the Prabhat Film Awards 2015.
The 14 nominations are as follows, Best Film Saatchi Entertainment, Best Director Jayprad Desai, Best Story Mahesh Keluskar. Best Dialogues Mahesh Keluskar , Best Screenplay Mahesh Keluskar and Jayprad Desai, Best BackgroundMusic-Tubby-Parik, BestMakeup- Vikram Gaikwad, Best Art Director- Sukant Panigrahi, Best Cinematography- Devendra Golatkar, Best Edition- Goraksnath Khande , Best Sound Design- Resul Pookuty and Amrut Preetam, Best Villain- Milind Soman, Best Actor- Sachin Khedekar , and Best Actress- Devika Daftardar.
The story is about the conflict between Shyam Jagdale , a journalist played by Sachin Khedekar and a politician Vikas Patil played by Milind Soman and the constant fight between them and there is also a typical politician Manikrao Bhosle played by celebrated veteran Dilip Prabhavalkar who has devoted his life for good governance, and social leader Neelimatai Played by Neena Kulkarni, and the heroine played by Devika Daftardar, along with Rajesh Sharma, Rajkumar Tagde, Nitin Bhajan, but the crowning glory is a fullfledged appearance by thespian Shreeram Lagoo who returns to the screen after a long time and plays a veteran politician called Nana Chitnis. Also a part of the cast is veteran actor Sulabha Deshpande.
The films other attraction is the folk form SHAHIRI sungby folk artiste Sambhaji Bhagat playing himself who brings out the people’s voice through the songs penned and sung by him with additional lyrics by Chandrashekhar Sonkar and music by Tubby- Parik and songs sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Sukhwinder Singh. The sound design is by Oscar fame Ressul Pookuty and production
design is by Sukant Panigrahi. The costumes are by Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya along with Poornima Oak.