“Mee Vasantrao’ biopic is soon hitting the screens, Rahul Deshpande (late Vasantrao Deshpande’s grandson) who is playing as Vasantrao in this new biopic produced by Darshan Desai of Darshan Productions Belagavi, slated to release on May 1.
National award winner, young talented director Nipun Dharmadhikari who is praised as an actor and writer of Marathi films is all set to bring the life of music maestro, late Vasantrao Deshpande on the big screen.
Produced under the banner of Viacom 18 studios it also features stars like Anita Date, Amey Wagh, Pushkaraj Chirputkar and Kaumudi Walokar in pivotal roles.
Vasantrao Deshpande was a renowned classical vocalist, is known for his important contribution to musical dramas. But he also acted in films. He started off as a child artist in Bhalji Pendharkar’s Kalia Mardan (1935) where he played the role of Krishna.
His most iconic performance as an actor came in playwright Purushottam Darvhekar’s classic musical play Katyar Kaljat Ghusli where he played the role of Khan saheb.
About Darshan Productions: Darshan Productions is the dream child of Shrikant Desai, the MD of Darshan group Belagavi. It started with a promise made to his late father-in-law Mr. Ram Yedekar who was an Art Director of international repute whose Sholay, Gandhi, Guide, Shalimar Mera Goan Mera Desh are golden jubilee classics. Darshan Productions is a young & dynamic production house that aims to create good inspiring multilingual productions, including short films documentaries. They encourage new creative ways of visual expression and aim to co-produce socially relevant films. Scripts for Kannada and Marathi movies are under review.
Darshan Productions has 3 good Marathi movies all set for release in 2020 are:
1. AMALTASH” was selected for the Mumbai film festival.
2. Three-Legged Horse” is under final edit.
3. “Mi Vasantrao (Biopic)”