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Watch out for Anand Pandit’s powerful slate of seven films

Anand Pandit's powerful slate of seven films

The veteran producer has a slew of interesting films lined up during this year and the next

With a slate of powerful films lined up and two films running successfully across theatres, 2022 seems to be a really eventful and exciting year for the veteran producer, Anand Pandit, and his production company Anand Pandit Motion Pictures. Pandit who bought the nationwide distribution rights of the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer, ‘Doctor G’, is thrilled with the film’s resounding critical and commercial success. He says, “So many people are connecting with Ayushmann’s journey as a reluctant male gynecologist who discovers his purpose during the course of his rather amusing journey.” The Anubhuti Kashyap directorial also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah.

He is also eagerly looking forward to his co-production, ‘Thank God’ which will be released on October 25. The Indra Kumar directorial stars Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra, and Rakul Preet Singh. The film’s trailer has already generated quite a buzz on YouTube with more than 48 million views.

Another big box office success he tasted this year was with his Gujarati production ‘Fakt Mahilao Maate’. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer was directed by debutant Jay Bodas and has received a rousing response in the Gujarat and Saurashtra territories. The movie, released on August 19 had a huge opening at the box office in the very first week of its release and is still packing in large crowds. The women-led, social comedy has Yash Soni and Deeksha Joshi in lead roles.

Says Pandit, “This year has also been exciting for me as I got to work once again with Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Fakt Mahilao Maate’ and the film turned out to be a blockbuster. I am happy that it succeeded in bringing families back to the theatres.”

“The industry needs fresh, young voices and talent and I am happy to introduce them to the audience,” says the producer who is also in the middle of a hectic shoot of the biopic, ‘Swatantra Veer Savarkar’ based on V D Savarkar, and the movie is directed by Randeep Hooda, in his debut directorial venture. Randeep also plays the titular role in the movie. The shooting for the movie ‘Swatantrya Veer Savarkar,’ which is based on freedom fighter V. D. Savarkar, has started. The film will be shot in Maharashtra and London and will also see Randeep playing the eponymous role.

Pushkar Jog and Sonalee Kulkarni starrer ‘Victoria’, a Marathi-horror film, will be Pandit’s fourth release this year and will hit the big screen in December. The big-budget movie is directed by debutant directors Jeet Ashok and Virajas Kulkarni and is produced by Anand Pandit, Rupa Pandit, and Pushkar Jog. It has been shot in Scotland and has been trending on social media ever since its announcement.

Anand Pandit Motion Pictures has also joined hands with Legend Studios to produce the film, ‘Bal Shivaji’, directed by National Award-winning director, Ravindra Jadhav. It focuses on the childhood and adolescent period (12 to 16 years) of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Eros International, Ravi Jadhav Films, and Legend Studios are also backing the film.

The next regional project on his slate is ‘Baap Manus’, a Marathi drama that will be co-produced by Pandit, Pushkar Jog’s Goosebumps Entertainment, Vaishal Shah, and Rahul V Dubey. It will be shot in London, is being directed by Yogesh Phulpagar, and stars Pushkar Jog, Anusha Dandekar, Kushal Badrike, Shubhangi Gokhale, and child actor Keya Ingle.

“After the pandemic-induced inertia, I am looking forward to once again entertaining the audience on the big screen,” concludes Pandit.