Frank and outspoken MNS President Raj Thackeray who slammed the Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has the qualities of Chapekar Brothers who revolted against the British. They were one of the pioneers of freedom struggle which bore fruits after several years later.
Dhiraj Mishra, the Screenplay and Dialogues Writer of ‘Chapekar Brothers’ remarked, “Raj Thackrey has similar ideologies and qualities of the Chapekar Brothers”, while felicitating him at his residence in Dadar, Mumbai.
‘Chapekar Brothers’ the hindi film features Abhijit Bhagat, Sanjeet Dhuri and Manoj Bhatt who play the Chapekar brothers, Indian revolutionaries involved in the 1896 assassination of the British Plague Commissioner of Pune, W C Rand.
This film has been in the news for the diktat from the Censor Board over a film scene. Post that incident, MNS President Raj Thackeray has pledged his full support to the movie by felicitating the family members belonging to the martyr Chapekar Brothers. The MNS Chief paid his tributes to the immortal freedom fighters by presenting a memento to today’s generation of Chapekar family.
Shrimati Pratibha Prafulla Chapekar, Prashant Prafulla Chapekar, Avinash Nilkanth Chapekar and Shashank Nilkanth Chapekar were present at the felicitation ceremony.
Producer Ghanshyam Patel who has produced the upcoming Hindi film Chapekar Brothers presented a sword to Raj Saheb as mark of respect.
This felicitation comes at an appropriate time when filmmakers have captured the glorious lives of Chapekar Brothers on the silver in the forth-coming Hindi film ‘Chapekar Brothers’.
On this occasion, Raj Thackeray said, “Pahlaj Nihalani should be ashamed of the kind of films that he’s made in the past. He should be reminded of the content of his own movies.
Producer Ghanshyam Patel said, “Chapekar Brothers is not a big movie and we have faced our own challenges to produce it. We are sincerely thankful to Mr. Raj Thackeray who’s come out to support the film. We request the Censor Board to give us a clean certificate and stop pressurizing us to re-edit the film.”
The Censor Board had raised issues during the screening of the film over a scene in which one of the Chapekar Brothers had killed a Christian Missionary forcing Hindus to convert into Christianity during the British Raj.
At the same event, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray unveiled the latest poster of the film amidst loud applause of the audience.
Actors Abhijit Bhagat, Sanjeet Dhuri, and Manoj Bhatt who play the three legendary brothers on the big screen were present along with actresses Megha Joshi, Kanchan Awasthi and Kumkum Das. Writer Dhiraj Mishra alongwith producer Ghanshyam Patel and Vageesh Saraswat of MNS were also present.
Veteran actor Govind Namdev is playing freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the film. The film is directed by Devendar Kumar Pandey and produced by Ghanshyam Patel. The screenplay and dialogue is written by Dhiraj Mishra. This movie will bring alive the life and times of the revolutionaries and also their contribution to the great freedom struggle.
FilmyTown is the official media partner of Chapekar Brothers which is now all set to release on 16 September 2016.
Official Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=udNWnMkUDkY
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