In continuation with the recent craze of biopics, Nitin
Chandrakant Desai has made one on Maharashtra's legendary
warrior king Shivaji Maharaj. The film Raja Shivchattrapati,
made after a constant demand of the viewers of the popular
television serial, will go on the floors this month by Desais
Iconic Chandrakant Productions Pvt. Ltd (ICPPL).
Shivchattrapati includes eight major incidences
of Shivaji that created history like birth of Shivaji,
oath taken for Hindiva Swarajya at Rohideshwar temple,
defeat of Afzal Khan, siege of Panhala by Siddi Jauhar,
battle of Pavan Khind, attack on Shaista Khan, arrest
in Agra and escape and coronation.
on the launch, Desai said, "The history of India
is incomplete without the history of Marathas and
Shivaji is the centre of that history. We are blessed
with the golden opportunity to make this epic movie
and a huge privilege. We continue to live by abiding
to Maharaj's core values as he has laid strong emphasis
on culture, which is an integral part of every individual's
life. In our effort to take Shivaji's values and culture
globally, we have started working on a big international
3D movie on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Hindi and
English for the global audience."
television show, which was aired for over 200 hours,
was shot by epic technology with a vision of film
quality output. It was a mammoth task for the team
of ICPPL to convert the entire show into a film of
134 minutes. Except the shoot, the complete technical
process had to be reworked like Dolby Digital, sound
mix, colour corrections and graphics.