It reminds me of an old adage by the Novelist Charles Wilson, “No matter the size of the bottle, the cream always rises to the top.” Talent stands out. It gets you noticed. But, talent serves only as starting point in one’s endeavor. One also needs to have a strong will power and perseverance to chase one’s dream. One has to keep working and capitalize on the talent they are blessed with.
Akshara Films Division’s forthcoming release a new Marathi film titled, “Aayna Ka Bayna” – The Dance Film in association with Rikky and Ronie Entertainment and Media Pvt Ltd presentation produced by Manju Paras Porwal, Amar Kakkad and Pushpa Kakkad is one such initiative where in the director Samit Kakkad has been instrumental in identifying the talent of Rohan and Group who have won Boogie Woogie, a popular dance show for five times in a row. What intrigues me is the fact what inspired these teenagers to go that extra mile and set them apart from the rest of the pack with sparkling difference.
Samit Kakkad’s brush with Marathi Cinema goes with his earlier release “Huppa Huiya” wherein he was the creative director and producer for the film. For the first time the legacy of showing lavani and item songs in Marathi movie would be replaced with hip-hop, Western and other forms of contemporary dance admits Samit.
Under the stewardship of a filmmaker Rohan and Group got the coveted platform to showcase their talent which many only aspire to achieve it in their lifetime. The group was selected from an audition that was attended from across Maharashtra by over 400 dancers. Today, this group from Nalasopara have become role models for many who aspire to be good dancers thereby making Nalasopara turn into Mini New York, a place where hip hop dance form is widely popular. The dance film proves to the masses that Yes, aspirations do come true if you believe in your talent and chase your dreams in your chosen craft.
Starring Sachin Khedekar, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ganesh Yadav and amongst the new looks include Siddhesh Pai, Amit Rokade, Pravin Nair, Rahul Kulkarni and others. Raqesh Vashisht play debut (Tum Bin fame) in the plot.
The film is slated for its release in August this year.
Producers Manju Paras Porwal, Amar Kakkad and Pushpa Kakkad
Director Samit Kakkad
Executive Producers Hem Parikh, Sachin Kakkad and Suresh Luniya
Director of Photography Sanjay Jadhav
Story Suchita Sawant, Raju Kushte
Choreographers Umesh Jadhav and Rohan Rokade
Music Directors Ajit Parab and Sameer Mhatre
Action Directors Javed Aejaz