Viacom18 Motion Pictures today announced the release of its next Marathi venture, CYCLE on May 4, 2018. A light-hearted tale which will make you embark on a journey to rediscover yourself. The film is directed by Prakash Kunte, who had earlier given hits like COFFEE ANI BARACH KAHI, & JARA HATKE and HAMPI.
A Viacom18 Motion Pictures presentation, CYCLE is produced by Happy Mind Entertainment in association with MFA & Think Why Not. The film stars Hrishikesh Joshi, Priyadarshan Jadhav and Bhalchandra Kadam in pivotal roles.
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said, “The main vision of Viacom18 Motion Pictures is to offer our audiences the best movie content across languages. It is our strong belief that regional cinema market has a tremendous untapped content potential and we intend to exploit just that. After the unprecedented success of AAPLA MANUS in the Marathi cinema space, it gives me immense pride in presenting our next Marathi venture CYCLE. I am very positive that this movie will find space in the heart of our audiences and will get an encouraging response.”
Nikhil Sane, Business Head – Viacom18 Motion Pictures Marathi and Colors Marathi, said, “In the past few years Marathi Cinema has seen a surge of young breed of actors, directors & producers with fresh ideas and even fresher concepts. It gives me immense pleasure to be associating with one such director, Prakash Kunte for this film. CYCLE is a has been extensively shot
in Konkan that will bring back picturesque memories of your childhood & vacations. I am confident that this is a film that families can enjoy together with their kids during their summer holidays.”
Sangram Surve, Producer, said, “CYCLE has been a product of love for Happy Minds. We decided on the script within minutes of hearing it and took our time to make the film to our satisfaction. We were delighted when Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ response was similar. They decided to commit to the film within minutes of seeing it. We hope that what our story enthralls audiences with its message of goodness.”
Amar Pandit, Producer, said, “There are very few films that come to your mind that have not only touched your heart but also your soul. CYCLE is one of them. I am not sure whether we could make another CYCLE kind of movie. Everyone including children must watch CYCLE for its sheer power of goodness as this comes across in a funny and entertaining way. Right from the 12- year-old to the 70-year-old, everyone has loved the magic of our CYCLE…”
Prakash Kunte, Director, said “CYCLE is an emotional & engaging story that touches the myriad of emotions and will reach out to the audiences in a very special way. The film will only make you realise that sometimes happiness lies in the smallest of things and it is important to celebrate them. I am happy to be collaborating with Happy Minds Entertainment & Viacom18 Motion Pictures for film.”
CYCLE takes you back in the post-Independence era of India, to a small Konkan village. The film is a heart-warming account of the protagonist Keshav who has an intense love affair with his cycle. The cycle gets stolen by two on the lookout for a new adventure enter Keshav’s village. Will Keshav ever find his cycle back? What does the cycle have in.