Successful producer-director Ravi Jadhav will be presenting upcoming Marathi film ‘Rege’ which will be releasing on 15th August. ‘Rege’ is written, directed and produced by debutant Abhijit Panse. It saw its world premiere in Mumbai International Film Festival (MAMI) last year where it was among 8 Indian films selected in prestigious ‘New Faces in Indian Cinema’ segment. It was also selected for Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), South Africa International Film Festival and Mauritius Film Festival where it received overwhelming response from the world audience.
While the concept of presenter in not new in the Hindi film industry where many stalwarts such as Karan Johar (The Lunchbox), Kiran Rao (The Ship of Theseus ), Anurag Kashyap (Peddler, The World before her) presenting films of other directors, this is for the first time, Marathi industry will see a successful director presenting another director’s film. ‘I decided to be part of this wonderful film as a presenter after the response it got from the audience at Goa Film Festival.,’ Ravi said. “Such films need a solid backing in terms of marketing and promotional techniques to reach the wider audience. ‘Rege’ is a powerful film and extremely important from the point of view of today’s youth.”
Abhijit Panse said, “The ‘police-underworld nexus’ or ‘encounter’ genre has been done to death, especially in Bollywood. Though these films are considered realistic, they are not. This film has all real life experiences. I have even used real names like Pradeep Sharma, Sachin Waze or D.K. to give the film much required authenticity.”
‘Rege’ stars Mahesh Manjrekar, Pushkar Shrotri, Santosh Juvekar, Aaroh velankar and many other from solid theater background in pivotal roles. Cinematography has been done by Mahesh Limaye, while background score has been composed by Monty Sharma. Apart from accolades at international film festivals, the film has won numerous awards in direction, screenplay and editing category in Zee Gaurav and Prabhat awards. It is slated to release on 15th August.