Their are many literature available as well as films made on the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj, who dared to free the lands from the invasion of cruel rulers. To reach to the young and current generation, director Nilesh Muley has written & directed a new animation film based on the great king 'Prabho Shivaji Raja'. It will be a first of its kind animation film, produced by Nfinity Visual & MEFAC and presented by Ganraj Associates. The trailer and music of 'Prabho Shivaji Raja' was launched yesterday at Mumbai in the presence of cast and crew members.
On the occasion of music and trailer launch Presenter Shreyash Jadhav, writer-director Nilesh Muley, producers Vinit Maru, Shekhar Desai, Santosh Saraf, Sameer Muley, Vinayak Konde, music director Swaradish Dr. Bharat Balvalli, lyricist Prakash Rane, singers Nandesh Umap and Shrirang Bhave were present.
Writer Director Nilesh Muley talked about the process of making of the first Marathi animated film and why it is based on life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He said, "The process of making this film involved drawing numerous sketches of Shivaji Maharaj and other characters as well as the locations mostly of various forts. Coloring and converting the sketches into animation is a lengthy process. Our aim is to reach to the younger generation with the life story of one of the greatest Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj."
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Their are 7 songs in the film sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Swapnil Bandodkar, Nandesh Umap, Udesh Umap, Shrirang Bhave and Nilesh Muley. The screenplay and dialogues are written by famous historian Ninad Bedekar. The narration of the film is in the voices of Sachin Khedekar & Sudesh Bhosle and Voice of Shivaji Maharaj is given by Umesh Kamat & Dharmesh Gohil.
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The sketches of the various characters are created by famous painter Sadashiv Bhau Sathe. The film is 100 mins long and portrays the life story of Shivaji Maharaj. Dipak Wirkud & Vilas Ranade had edited the film.
'Prabho Shivaji Raja' is ready to release on 12th January 2018 and soon will be released in Hindi and English languages too.
Photos from the event
Writer - Director Nilesh Muley
Presenter Shreyash Jadhav
Singer Nandesh Umap
Music Director Bharat Balvalli and singer Shrirang Bhave
Lyricist Prakash Rane
Producers L-R Vinit Maru, Shekhar Desai, Santosh Saraf, Sameer Muley, Vinayak Konde