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Aanand L Rai's Marathi film Aatmapamphlet screened at Berlin Film Festival- Cinema express

Marathi film Aatmapamphlet screened at Berlin Film Festival

The film is written by Paresh Mokashi and directed by debutant Ashish Bende

Published: 24th February 2023
Aanand L Rai's Marathi film Aatmapamphlet screened at Berlin Film Festival

Marathi film Aatmapamphlet was recently screened at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.

The film is written by Paresh Mokashi and directed by debutant Ashish Avinash Bende. It revolves around a young boy who falls in love with his classmate. The film stars master Om Bendkhale, Pranjali Shrikant Bhimrao Munde, and Ketaki Saraf in pivotal roles.

Talking about the film, debutant director Ashish said, "Aatmapamphlet isn't just a film it is my passion project. I don't think a first-time director can ask for something more than this. To have the film screened at the most celebrated film festival is a tremendous high point in my life.”

Producer Aanand L Rai shared, "Aatmapamphlet, is a beautiful film and very dear to me as it marks my debut as a producer in the Marathi cinema. It has been an incredible experience working on this one. It is a feel-good movie and a heart-warming tale that shall leave you with a smile on your face.”

Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios, stated, "Zee Studios has always believed in the power of regional storytelling. With Aatmapamphlet’s selection at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, we have affirmed our resolve to carve a niche for the Indian entertainment industry in the global circuit. We are proud to have added Marathi cinema to the lists of cinema enthusiasts all over the world."

Madhugandha Kulkarni, from Mayasabha Karmanuk Mandali, added, "It is an absolute delight to see Marathi cinema making global waves. The most pleasant part was seeing our film get such immense love from audiences who don't necessarily understand the Marathi language. Entertainment truly transcends boundaries."

The film is produced by Aanand L Rai, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kanupriya A Iyer, Zee Studios and Maysabha.

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