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Newton producer Manish Mundra to direct Hindi feature debut - read details

Manish Mundra, the producer of  Newton, which stars Rajkummar Rao, is set to make a foray into direction with an untitled social drama feature film inspired by true events.

The founder-producer of Mumbai-based Drishyam Films, Mundra has been on a quest for the right story to turn director. He says, “Deep down in my heart, there was always an instinct to make my own film. Because of other engagements and priorities in life, I started with producing films, which I will continue to do. But I believe now the time is right to take the next step in my creative journey.”

He also said, “For some the time now I have been following the story of a brave heart Indian woman and her difficult journey through the toxic and corrupt confluence of politics, police and judiciary. It has made such an impact on me that I have decided to plunge into the world of filmmaking to bring this important story to the world.”

The film is inspired by real-life events, details of which are still unfolding. Manish will be co-directing the film with writer-director Supreet K Singh.

The film will be shot extensively in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, with famed cinematographer Avinash Arun (Killa, Hichki, Karwaan) behind the lens, the film will go on floors in January 2020.

Drishyam Films has four films in its kitty this year, three of which are co-produced with Jio Studios. Their upcoming releases include National Award-winning Bengali director Suman Ghosh’s Hindi debut Aadhaar starring Mukkabaaz actor Vineet Singh, Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut Ram Prasad ki Tehrvi starring Konkana Sensharma and Vikrant Massey and director Prashant Nair’s anthology feature Tryst with Destiny. Along with these, they also produced their first regional feature, a Marathi film titled Ghaathdirected by Chhatrapal Ninawe and starring Jitendra Joshi.

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-Manisha Karki 

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