Film director V.K. Prakash (VKP) and producer-actor Prakash Bare have teamed up for a remake of Shutter in Marathi. With Prakash and Prakash in the helm, it should be an interesting to see how the film shapes up in Marathi.
Accomplished Marathi and Hindi actress Sonali Kulkarni is reprising the role Sajitha Madathil played in Shutter. Directed by Joy Mathew in Malayalam, Shutter had made waves and won several awards with its gritty tale of three men and a woman.
VKP has directed films in five languages. This is his first Marathi film.
“Both VKP and I felt that we wanted to make a mark in Marathi cinema, which is going though a very creative phase. Moreover, what is heartening is the support given by distributors and viewers to support good regional cinema,” says Prakash. He is also acting in the film along with some leading names from Marathi theatre such as Sachin Khedekar, Radhika Harshey, Amey Vagh, Kamlesh Savant and Jaywant Wadkar.
Prakash and Sajeev M.P., in association with Trends Ad Films, are producing the movie under the banner of Silicon Media. Prakash is also moving into the television scene with an English sitcom Brown Nation that will be authored and directed by the team of Akkara Kazhchankkal, the hugely popular sitcom on YouTube, which was also telecast by Kairali. “We are in the stage of discussions and it should materialise soon. Star Plus has expressed interest and so has a Malayalam channel,” says Prakash.
After a happening year in 2013 when he toured the festival circuit with the critically acclaimed Papilio Buddha, Prakash had also acted in a couple of films. However, he is cutting on Malayalam films this year to spread his wing. Oraalppokkam is perhaps the only film he is working on in 2014.