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Jyothi Venkatesh

Nitin Upadhyaya’s Oddball Motion Pictures have a special Diwali treat for audiences, their most awaited film Dev Devharyat Nahi’ starring Vikram Gokhale celebrated the festive season by releasing their artful logo. Starring legendary names like National Award Winner  Vikram Gokhale and Suhasini Mulay along with debutant Meghna Naidu and Reena Aggarwal, the Praveen E. Birje directed social drama will be the first Marathi movie to release in theatres in 2021 after almost a year-long pandemic scare that kept the cinema halls shut.

This news will surely add glitter to the subdued Diwali celebrations which has been dampened due to Coronavirus. The team of ‘Dev Devharyat Nahi’, met on a Zoom call today, where Arvind Singh Rajpoot Creative & Business Head of Oddball Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd shared the happy news of the logo being released today. He also delighted the team by revealing that the film will release in 2021, spreading joy across all Marathi cinema connoisseurs. The team was ecstatic on hearing the news and spoke at length about their lockdown experience and how eager they are to get back on the set to start shooting.

Walking down memory lane by remembering the fun instances of their first schedule, the team also wished each other and their fans and audiences a happy and safe Diwali. They reminded people about social distancing, use of masks and sanitizers. Commenting on the same, Co-Producer Parag Kolekar said, “We are very happy that we have launched the logo of our next film on Diwali day. The news came as a surprise to the team and they were incredibly happy to hear about it. We also want to wish everybody a Happy and a safe Diwali.”

Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale said, “The film is close to me, and when I heard the narration, I instantly said yes. The movie deals with an important topic and it must reach a maximum number of people and I am sure everyone will be able to relate with the subject. I belong to such a school where I do not believe only my work should be good, I make sure all must work equally well, and I try to help others.”National Award winner Suhasini Mulay said, “Pravin and I worked a long time back and it was a privilege working on this film. Vikramji is an institute only and working with him is always great. The content of the film is incredibly special, and it needs to be brought out.”

Meghna Naidu who has done films in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam will be making her Marathi Debut with this film. She also plays an important part in the film. Commenting on the same, she said, “I learnt a lot of Marathi from the team and they made the process too easy for me. It was extremely exciting for me to be a part of this project and learn from the legends like Vikram Sir and Suhasini ma’am.”Commenting on the same director Pravin E Birje said, “I enjoyed making this film, when I thought about this subject, I was sure I wanted Vikramji and Suhasini and am very happy both of them agreed for the project The film is shaping very well and I hope we do justice to the film.”

Adding further, Reena said, “I have been missing my time on sets, being on sets was like learning from the best. We had a great time shooting and I can’t wait to meet the team.”Oddball Motion Pictures are on a high after the critical success of Gulshan Devaiah & Sagarika Ghatge starrer ‘Foot Fairy’ which premiered on &pictures as the first ever Indian film to be released straight on television. With 4 films in development, 2021 surely looks promising for them.