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Phantom Films, FutureWorks Media and Vitthal Patil Productions have come together to release the Marathi film, YoungRaad, on 6 July 2018 across Maharashtra. The film is directed by Makarand Mane and stars four young actors in the lead, Chaitanya Deore, Saurabh Padvi, Shiv Wagh & Jeevan Karalkar.
‘YoungRaad’ is a slang used to define vagrant boys in Nashik, the Dakshin Kashi (Southern Banaras) of India. Be it getting into fights or setting up a friend with his dream girl, these four friends have always got each other’s backs. But having a wrong idol in such impressionable years lands these four boys into a web of troubles that drastically affects their lives and brings them to a point where everything that they thought they knew about life disappears into oblivion and forces them to embark on a journey to redefine who they are.
“Fascinating tale of four adolescent boys, YoungRaad is a story that showcases the importance of friendship, innocence, love, family and values in those vulnerable years. It aims to inspire the audience to reflect on their own life choices and that of others so that no matter where they come from, how old or young they may be and above all to remind them – that it is not our mistakes but what we do to correct them, is what defines us,” says producer Vitthal Patil.
With, YoungRaad, Phantom Films has forayed into the production of Marathi films. The company was formed by four young creative minds of the country, namely Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena. Phantom has a distinct focus on fostering creative energies to create enduring and entertaining content.
“We are happy to venture into the Marathi Regional space with YoungRaad. It’s a powerful tale of four YoungRaads who lose each other only to find out who they themselves truly are. Marathi Cinema has inspiring content and powerful stories to tell with strong starcast and we are proud to be a part of bringing it to our audiences” said Madhu Mantena.
“With more than a decade of providing post and on-set services, FutureWorks is now venturing into film production for the first time with YoungRaad in association with Vitthal Patil Productions,” says Gautam Gupta from FutureWorks Media.
The film featuring Chaitanya Deore, Saurabh Padvi, Shiv Wagh, Shireen Patil, Monika Chaudhari, Shashank Shende, Jeevan Karalkar, Vitthal Patil, Shantanu Gangane, Savita Prabbhune & Sharad Kelkar has been penned by Makarand Mane, who is also the screenplay writer along with Shashank Shende and Aziz Madari.
Distinguished by the vibrancy, energy and memorable characters, this film is sure to keep the audience engaged in the plot that will come alive on the big screen on 6th July 2018.