Renown make-up man of Marathi films and theater Santosh Gilbile debuts in Bollywood with MANIKARNIKA.
Santosh started his career as an actor in plays. But in short span of time he understood that acting is not his cup of tea. Once when he went to watch a play, he saw his friend doing make-up of the artists. Santosh also stepped in as make-up man starting with children’s plays. Then there was tome of looking back. His journey went on from plays to many Marathi films.
Santosh worked for films like Killa, Ek Hazarachi Note, Ringan, Chi. Va. Chi. Sau. Ka., Shala, Rakshas, Salaam, Youngrad, Babu Band Bajaa and many more. He won many awards for his art.
Santosh also worked as Make-up Designer. He says, “There is difference between doing make-up and designing make-up. Make-up designing is very challenging as you have to make the actor what writer-director has picture in their mind. Secondly Theater and films are two very different mediums. You have to be more careful while working for films because camera shows your work closely.”
About debut Bollywood film Santosh says, “MANIKARNIKA was very challenging film as it is period film as well as biopic. I enjoyed working for my debut Hindi film.”
Pipsi, a Marathi film, that traces the adventures of 2 innocent kids is releasing on 27th July 2018 all across Maharashtra. Produced and Presented by Vidhi Kasliwal of Landmarc Films; Pipsi’s trailer was recently launched amongst the students of Holy Family High School in Andheri, Mumbai.
During the trailer launch event, the protagonists – Chaani (Maithili Patwardhan) and Balu (Sahil Joshi) chatted and interacted with the school children. The students were enthralled by the trailer and the endearing friendship of the kids shown in it, they went on to enjoy the fun interaction with Maithili and Sahil and the rest of the Pipsi team as well.
Set in rural Maharashtra, Pipsi gives us a glimpse of the ways of the world through the eyes of the two children, it is the story of eight-year-old Chaani, who embarks on a journey of hope to save her ailing mother with the unflinching belief that the fate of her mother is tied to the life of a fish she names ‘Pipsi’. And her best friend, Balu is her constant support through this exciting endeavour.
Written by Saurabh Bhave, directed by Rohan Deshpande, Omkar Kulkarni is the lyricist and Debarpito has scored the music for Pipsi. The perspective of the children and the innocent conclusions drawn by them are presented very well in the trailer that catches one’s attention from the word go.
Pipsi is definitely a film for children, but the two lovable protagonists and their take on life, make it a definite viewing for family audiences as well. We hope that this journey of hope will be enjoyed on July 27 all across Maharashtra by one and all.
Landmarc Films, which has highly acclaimed Marathi films such as Vazandar, State award-winning Redu, National award-winning Ringan, Gachchi amongst others under its belt, is all set to release their next ‘Pipsi’ on 27th July 2018. The film’s poster was recently launched across all social networking sites. One sees the two protagonists, a young girl and a young boy on the poster which makes it very endearing for all, especially children.
Produced and presented by Vidhi Kasliwal’s Landmarc Films, Pipsi is has a rural backdrop and the poster depicts that it is about the unwavering friendship of two little kids, which triumphs against all odds.
Pipsi is going to hit the screens all over Maharashtra on the 27th of July. The film stars two kid marvels Maithili Patwardhan and Sahil Joshi in the lead. The audiences have already got a taste of their chemistry in the teaser released recently. Maithili Patwardhan went on to win Best child actor at the recently concluded 55th Maharashtra State Awards.
Written by Saurabh Bhave and Directed by Rohan Deshpande, Pipsi is a must watch for one and all, especially since it gives an innocent, child-like point of view to a number of realities that surround us today.
The film has a well documented and researched storyline and has made a mark for itself in various national and international film festivals. Pipsi was selected at NITTE International Film Festival (NIFF) 2018 and the 58th ZLIN International Film Festival earlier this year. It has also been included in the upcoming Busan International Film Festival. Closer back home, it was the only Indian film to be selected in the Half Ticket section of MAMI last year. It was also screened at the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2017, in Delhi.
Pipsi – a bottle full of hope, with its heart in the right place and a fresh and unique premise, will fill your life with hope very soon!