Director Mangesh Hadawale turns creative producer for ‘Tapaal’

MUMBAI: National Award winning director and script writer Mangesh Hadawale, known for films like Tingya and Dekh Indian Circus adds another feather to his hat. He is now turning into a creative producer for the Marathi movie Tapaal.


To be directed by cinematographer turned director Laxman Utekar, Tapaal stars Nandu Madhav, Veena Jamkar, Milind Gunaji, Urmila Kanetkar and Rohit Utekar.


Talking about his association with Hadawale, Utekar said, “I thought about making a Marathi film long back. When I was shooting as a cinematographer for Dekh Indian Circus, I discussed about it with Mangesh and asked him to write a nice story for me. He wrote a beautiful story and that is how Tapaal started."


Talking about what instigated him to turn to a creative producer, Hadawale reveals, "When the film was still at the scripting stage, I made Maitreya Mass Media hear the script which they loved and decided that it would be great if Laxman directs it, keeping his cinematography background in mind. They needed a reliable person to know the process of production and that is why I came in as a creative producer. But in true sense, it was Anant Bhuwad, the executive producer of the film, who has contributed. I have just taken care of location, shoot, permissions etc. But the execution in real sense was done smoothly by Anant Bhuwad."


The newly turned creative producer not only helped in creative aspect for the movie but also guided him in roping a stellar cast for his debut film.

"Mangesh knew many actors from the Marathi industry. We had various aspects in mind while we were characterizing and he showed me various options for different characters. When I saw Nandu Madhav's photograph, I could picturise him as the postman. Similarly, for Veena's character, we had to look for an actress who could look motherly and would have been able to emote nicely. Keeping that in mind we casted her," added Utekar.

Produced by Maitreya Mass Media and distributed by Pickle Entertainment, Tapaal is slated to release on 26 September 2014.

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