There are many stories about twins/look-alikes including the great classics like Seeta Geeta, ChaalBaaz, & the recent blockbuster Tanu Weds Manu Returns. So can a new original story be written about twins to make another potential commercial blockbuster?
To precisely do this singer Neha Rajpal turns producer with her first production “Photocopy”, a Marathi movie with several firsts to its credit & has assembled a dream team for the same under her banner Neha Rajpal Productions.
Neha has roped in Ad Maker & National Award Winner Vijay Maurya (of Black Friday & Chillar Party Fame) as the director for this movie (his first film as director), Rohan Mapuskar (of 3 idiots & PK fame) as casting director, Ninad Khanolkar (of Tanu Wed Manu 2) as Editor & Manoj Khatoi (of Raees & Don) as the DOP. Story is written by Omkar Mangesh Datt & AIIMS health innovation award winner entrepreneur Dr Akash Rajpal. Screenplay & Dialogues are written by Vijay Maurya himself & Yogesh Joshi (Mumbai Meri Jaan Fame)
Brands like Lavasa & Fashion Big Bazaar, PN Gadgil Jewelers, Monginis & Sinhgad Institutes have partnered with the film for Locations, Clothing, accessories and media spends. The movie is marketed by GSEAMS.
Neha has roped in 6 different music directors for the music – in a bid to create the right balance between fresh new music and a youthful feel. The Musical dream team includes Nilesh Moharir, Vaishali Samant, Swapnil Bandodkar, Ketaki Mategaonkar, Neha Rajpal, Rohan Pradhan, Praful Karlekar, AV Praffulachandra, Ashwini Shende, Mandar Cholkar, Adarsh Shinde, Shreyas Puranik, Pravin Kunvar, Omkar Mangesh Datt & others. A Promotional song “Pipani” has been choreographed by Phulwa Khamkar (of Natarang Fame).
Even though the film is big budget, Neha has casted fresh talent as lead pair to do justice to the film. The lead is played by the talented Parna Pethe & Chetan Chitnis. Chetan was selected from a massive whatsapp artist hunt run by 9xJhakaas & Radio City where more than 20000 entries were received. Veteran actress Vandana Gupte plays a milestone Segway riding modern cute grandmother of the twin sisters. Anshuman Joshi (of Shaala fame) plays the role of a medical student who wants to be a chef.
Extensively shot in Lavasa, a first time for any Marathi Film, Photocopy, which recently wrapped its shooting schedule, has industry insiders raving about the movie. These are indicators of the rising might of Marathi Film Industry attracting the best from Bollywood to create a great competing regional film product.