On the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Mahesh Manjrekar announces a film about his assassin Godse
Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, announced that he would make a film, Godse, based on the life of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of the “Father of the Nation”. The film will be produced by Sandeep Singh and Raaj Shaandilyaa, who last directed Dream Girl star Ayushmann Khurrana. This would mark Sandeep Singh and Mahesh Manjrekar’s third collaboration after Swatantra Veer Savarkar and White.
Deadliest birthday wish ever! Prepare to witness a story no one has dared to tell before!
Sandeep Singh, Raaj Shaandilyaa and Mahesh Manjrekar announce “Godse” movie on the 152nd anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi
“The story of Nathuram Godse has always been close to my heart. pic.twitter.com/S6s1Er2e30
– Mahesh Manjrekar (@manjrekarmahesh) October 2, 2021
This is the third film that Mahesh Manjrekar will produce for Sandeep Singh’s Legend Global Studio after Swatantra Veer Savarkar, also a biopic on India’s freedom struggle, and White. The creators also released a teaser poster for the film along with the ad which reads: “Janamdin ki hardik shubhkaamnaaye ‘Bapu’… Aapka, Nathuram Godse”.
Director Mahesh Manjrekar said Godse’s intention is to let the audience decide “who is right or wrong”. “The story of Nathuram Godse has always been close to my heart. It takes a lot of courage to support a film of this nature. I still believe in punchy subjects and uncompromising storytelling and this one fits the bill. People don’t know much about Godse other than that he’s the man who shot Gandhi. In telling her story, we do not want to patronize or speak out against anyone. We will leave it up to the public to know who is right or wrong, ”he said in a statement.
Although the casting has yet to be locked, filming is expected to begin in the second half of 2022. Currently, scripting is underway. Producer Sandeep Singh said he had wanted to support a film about Godse since the start of his career and wanted to bring the “factual story” to the screen.
“The story of Nathuram Godse is the one I wanted to tell since I made my first film. It is an unprecedented story that deserves to be presented to moviegoers. There are different versions of the stories about Godse and Gandhiji. Mahesh, Raaj and I intend to bring out factual history and thus bring this cinematic opus of forgotten historical figures to today’s generation. I’m already collaborating with Mahesh Manjrekar on Swatantra Veer Savarkar and White – and I’m glad he joined Godse as well, ”Sandeep Singh said in a statement.
Godse is co-produced by Vimal Lahoti, Jay Pandya and Abhay Verma.