Marathi's first Superhero film 'Baji', was officially launched in Mumbai, yesterday. The movie was announced along with teaser poster launch, in the presence of real life hero. To be directed by Nikhil Mahajan (Pune 52 fame), the movie will star Shreyas Talpade in and as as 'Baji', while his leading lady in the film would be the popular Marathi actress Amruta Khanvilkar.
To be shot across picturesque Konkan locales, Baji is an action and romance laced superhero film, has received the backing of Lunchbox and D-Day, DAR Motion Pictures; who announced that they had joined hands with Indian Magic Eye (IME), makers of this film.
Through this film, Shreyas Talpade, will be returning to Marathi cinema after a span of seven years. The function was attended by the Producers Vivek Rangachari - DAR Motion Pictures, Amit Ahirrao - Virtue Entertainment, Suhrud Godbole - IME Motion Pictures, Nikhil Mahajan - Blue Drop, select Cast and Crew of the film, media and key industry figureheads. The event also marked the unveiling of the first teaser poster of the movie along with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by real life superhero Additional Commissioner of Police Mr. Vishwas Nangre-Patil.
Speaking at the occasion, Actor/Producer, Shreyas Talpade said, "I owe my entry into films to Marathi cinema and theatre and have always been on the constant lookout for an excellent script that would excite me as an actor. Baji not only had its attraction as Marathi's first superhero film but was backed by a really outstanding and challenging script laced with folklore, action and romance, an emotional connect. It was a clear go ahead for me right from the day Nikhil Mahajan narrated the script to me and with DAR and IME helming the project, I am confident that this would definitely go on to become one of the biggest success stories in the film industry."