Acclaimed director Subhash Ghai has branched out into Marathi cinema with Malpix, the newly formed division of Mukta Arts, presenting its first film "Kaande Pohe".
Shreyas Talpade of "Iqbal" fame has produced "Kaande Pohe". "I have seen his work in "Iqbal". He is an amazing actor from a Marathi theater background. So I could not have got anyone better than him to take up the responsibility of producing the film."
Ghai pointed out that as many as 100 Marathi films are made every year, just 25 films short of the number Bollywood produces. The ratio proves that there is no dearth of talent in Marathi cinema, with "Shwaas" even getting nominated for the Oscars. "All it requires is support and I thought it's my responsibility to lend whatever support I can to Marathi cinema," Ghai averred.
A director par excellence, a producer and a writer, Ghai has been one of the best entertainers in the Hindi film industry with hits like "KhalNayak", "Pardes", "Taal" and "Ram Lakhan". He also produced "Iqbal" and "Kisna: The Warrior Poet", the latter also being written by him.
So, it seems like the Marathi audience will soon be treated to some big entertainers from Ghai's stable.
-Jayant Mishra (SAMPURN)