“Kaaal” to be the first Marathi movie to release in Russia on 100 screens in 30 cities in Russia
One of its kind of horror film in Marathi, Kaaal has created buzz in the film industry after it was announced and trailer became hit on the social media. Adding one more feather in its cap, Kaaal would be first Marathi film to release in Russia. After its release in Maharashtra on January 24, the film will be released on 100 screens in 30 cities in Russia and will be premiered in 4th Bollywood Film Festival.
After watching the trailer of the film, the organizers of the Festival and the company involved in the organisation approached the producers Hemant Ruparel and Ranjit Thakur of Frames Productions. “The organisers were so impressed by the story of the film and its treatment that they wanted to release the film in Russia. The subject around which the film revolves has huge demands in film industry. After initial interaction, the release of the film in Russia was finalised. It is a proud moment for us as producers as the first Marathi film to be released in Russia is ours,” said Hemant Ruparel and Ranjit Thakur of Frames Productions
‘KAAAL’, which is written, directed and edited by D Sandeep, has been produced by Hemant Ruparel and Ranjit Thakur of Frames Production, Nitin Prakash Vaidya and D Sandeep. The Movie features Satish Gejage, Sanket Vishwasrao, Shreyas Behere, Rajkumar Jarange, Vaibhavi Chavan and Gayatri Chighlikar in pivotal roles.
The countrywide release of Kaaal is being planned through a leading marketing company with its huge experience of 10 years in the field in Russia. Kaal will be first premiered at 4th Bollywood Film Festival being held in seven cities in Russia. Kaaal will be premiered on the opening night of the Festival in Moscow in the largest premier venue Karo 11 Octyabr. “We are planning its release through at least 100 screen in 30 cities,” the marketing company said in its statement. The company is engaged with various cinema chains, different distributors and online cinemas among other forms of cinema and also organise film festivals.
The film revolves around the concept of Paranormal Activities and makes it different from other horror films as none has handled this topic so far. Russia and CIS has huge following of such content and proved one of the reasons why the Kaaal was picked for the Festival. “The theme itself has an international appeal as it goes close to the genre, the Blair Witch Project dealt in. After watching a trailer of the film, we realised that this is the film which should be released across the Russia. We immediately contacted producers of the film. They were kind enough to say yes to release the film here. We also are confident that the Kaaal will get a huge response and will do a good business back home in India,” said Tatiana Mischenko, CEO, Inside Promotion, Russia, which has shouldered the responsibility of film’s Russian release.