Phantom Films, FutureWorks Media and Vitthal Patil Productions have come together to release the Marathi film, Youngraad, on 6th 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 Nasik, 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” said 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” said 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.
Phantom Films is India’s first ‘Directors’ Company’. It was formed by four young creative minds of the country, viz. Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena in 2011. Phantom has a distinct focus on fostering creative energies to create enduring and entertaining content. In the last 5 plus years of the company’s existence they have had 14 releases till now including films like Lootera, Hasee toh Phasee, Queen, Ugly, NH10, Bombay Velvet, Masaan, Udta Punjab, Raman Raghav 2.0, Trapped, Mukkabaaz etc. Apart from various box office successes, 3 of their films have premiered at Cannes Film Festival and won various awards.
Phantom is also producing the first Netflix Original series to be made from India. They have also partnered with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures, to produce multiple horror films for the global market.
About Future Works:
Founded in the year 2007, FutureWorks Media Ltd. is India’s leading post production house to be both MPAA certified and approved by major studios. With more than 70 International Awards in its kitty and vast Indian and International clientele like Balaji Motion Pictures, Dharma Prodcutions, Disney-UTV, Fox star, Amazon, Netflix, etc. FutureWorks has proved to be a creative force in executing and providing complete solutions to all Film, Television and Web post production requirements.
With state of art facilities in Mumbai and Chennai, led by experienced international and Indian film industry professionals, FutureWorks offers creative services in VFX, DI/Color and Sound. Staying at the forefront of technology and offering the most premium post-production services to their clients, Futureworks is the first post production facility in India to set up HDR grading and mastering. With the digitalization of content and online streaming platforms like Nextflix and Amazon implementing newer standards every day, Futureworks technological advancement gives them an edge over its competitors.
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.
About Vitthal Patil Productions:
‘YoungRaad’ is the second film that Vitthal Patil Prodcutions has jointly produced. Prior to this, Vitthal Patil Productions was associated with the production of the Marathi film ‘Ringan’ that won the Best Marathi Film at 63rd National Film Awards. In addition, Ringan also garnered 6 awards at the 53rd Maharashtra state level in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Debut (Director), Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Child Actor.
After a heart-warming story of a farmer in debt and his 7 year old son’s endearing journey in search of his dead mother, YoungRaad is yet another heart wrenching tale of 4 adolescent boys as they understand life through their mistakes.