Belgaum does not have the glamor like Mumbai, but yes it does have great people which make the films glamorous.
Veena Lokur, a Belgaumite will launch her daughter in a lead role of the movie Platform, which she is the Writer, producer & director.
The film will be releasing on July 15 in Mumbai & Pune. Having already won the State Government’s award for best film and best direction, the film was also shown at Asian International Film festival and MAMI film festival and was well received.
Veena Lokur has been associated with Marathi stage in Belgaum for over 30 years and this is her second movie as a producer the first one being the award winning “Mission Champion”. This is Veena’s directorial debut in which she is launching her daughter Sai.
Platform deals with the lurid subject of female foeticide. Veena wanted a strong subject to launch her daughter and she says, “this was a great subject and a strong subject gives me more energy and I am aware of what Sai is capable of.”
There are four songs in the movie done by Music director Nilesh Moharir to which the following singers have given their voices; Swapnil Bandodkar, Jaanvee Prabhu Arora, Nihira Joshi, Madhuri Karmarkar, Yogita Chitale & Rahul Vaidya . ‘Platform’ has been shot in Belgaum and stars other popular stars like Astad kale, Mohan Joshi, Sharad Ponkshe, Prashant Patil, Shubhangi Joshi, Apurva Joshi, Kesar naik, Akshata Joglekar, Raveena Patil and Veena Lokur herself while the lyricis are written by Ashwini Shende and Cinematographer is Suresh Deshmane.
Read about Sai Lokur the interview she gave AAB earlier: Glamorous yet soulful Sai Lokur
Sai Lokur is also hosting a new review show on Zee talkies (Marathi) which will be aired on every Sunday (26-06-2011) at11 am on Zee talkies.