In the recent past there has been a surge of biopics on the lives of great political or social leaders. Movies on lives of Yashwantrao Chavan, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte, Lokmanya Tilak, etc have seen the light of the day in recent times. Then ‘Balkadu‘ was based on the philosophy of Balasaheb Thackarey. Latest to join the list is a new film ‘Sangharsha Yatra’. This film is on the life and times of late political leader Gopinath Munde. Produced by Sandeep Ghuge, Suryakant Baji, Mukund Kulkarni, and Sanjay Singh Suryavanshi under the banner Om Siddhivinayak Motion Pictures the film is being presented by BJP Chitrapat Union.
Gopinath Munde had a humble beginning and started off as a youth leader under the guidance of Pramod Mahajan. He then went on to become Dy-Chief Minister of the state and then a Union Cabinet Minister. He died untimely, in an accident. The film Sanghasha Yatra was launched amidst heavy political heavyweights. Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis launched the film with lighting of the lamp on this occasion. He also gave the ‘clap’ to announce the film.
While speaking on the occasion, he said, “We see heroes in reel life but Gopinath Munde was a Real hero. His life is like a fiction with interesting events. Myself, on behalf of my cabinet and BJP local unit promise any help required during the making of this film.” Mr. Prakash Mehta, Raj Purohit, Raosaheb Danve Patil, Ram Shinde, all BJP political leaders were present on dais alongside Mr. Devedra Fadanvis.
Sharad Kelkar’s name was announced to play the role of Gopinath Munde. “I have been doing a lot of research, watching videos, reading, talking to people close to him, as a preparation for this role , as the film is a biopic,” he stated. At the fag-end of the function Tejaswini Pandit arrived, who was tight-lipped about the role she will be playing in this film. All she said was “I am playing a vital role in the movie.”
Sangharsha Yatra is still in scripting stage and will go on floors within a month or two and the makers want to release this film by year-end.