Keeping in mind with the overwhelming response and constant demand of the viewers of the popular television serial ‘Raja Shivchhatrapati’, Iconic Chandrakant Productions Pvt. Ltd (ICPPL) to launch RAJA SHIVCHHATRAPATI – the film on big screen on coming April 13, 2012.
The film was first announced on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa – a fitting tribute to the glorious chapter in the Indian history.
The history of India is incomplete without the history of Marathas and Shivaji is the centre of that history. Shivaji advocated the ideology of Hindavi swarajya. He established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of well regulated and disciplined military and well structured administrative organizations. His respect for all religions made him a truly great king.
The television show which was aired for over 200 hours was shot by epic technology with a vision of film quality output. It was a mammoth task for the team of ICPPL to convert the entire show into a film of 2 hrs 14 minutes. Except shoot, the complete technical process had to be reworked like Dolby Digital, sound mix, color corrections, graphics to mention few. RAJA SHIVCHHATRAPATI, the film includes eight major incidences of Shivaji which created history like Birth of Shivaji, oath taken for Hindiva Swarajya at Rohideshwar temple, defeat of Afzal Khan, siege of Panhala by Siddi Jauhar, battle of Pavan Khind, attack on Shaista Khan, arrest in Agra and escape and Coronation.
Talking on the launch, Mr Nitin Chandrakant Desai, said ‘From the time I remember, in my school days I have always been fascinated by Shivaji Maharaj. Till date I’ve read a number of books and worked on several projects, stage shows on Shivaji Maharaj including ‘Raja Shivchhatrapati’, a TV serial and got record rating from viewers. We are blessed with the golden opportunity to make this epic movie and a huge privilege. We continue to live by abiding to Maharaj’s core values as he has laid strong emphasis on culture, which is an integral part of every individual’s life. The desire for the launch of the movie shows our love for this great Warrior. And we are not going to stop here. In our effort to take Shivaji’s values and culture globally, we have started working on a big International 3D movie on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Hindi and English for the global audience.”
For the past 400 years, this great Maratha warrior has been a source of inspiration and pride to the past generations and will continue to inspire millions of youngsters in the future…
Cast : Dr. Amol Kolhe, Mrunal Kulkarni, Avinash Narkar, Yatin Karyekar, Nina Kulkarni
Creative Director : Prashant Khedekar
Director : Hemant Deodhar and Vijay Rane
Second Unit Director : Kartik Kende
Producer : Nitin Chandrakant Desai, Meena Chandrakant Desai and Neha Nitin Desai
Production Designer : Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Screenplay / Dialogue : Dr Shirish Gopal Deshpande and Pratap Gangawane
Music Director : Kaushal Inamdar and Associate Music: Aditya Oak and Nikhilesh Patkar
DOP : Nirmal Jani and Yogesh Jani
Executive Producer : Sameer Kavathekar and Bhushan Telang
Sound Designer: Vijay Bhope and Rashi Butte
Costume : Neeta Lulla and Poornima Oak
Action : Ravi Diwan
Make – Up : Amod Doshi and Suhas Gavte
Project Advisor : Nitin Kulkarni
Folk Songs : Shahir Vitthal Umap
Special Thanks : Babasaheb Purandare, Devendranath Kasar and Namdevrao Jadhav