MANTO producer Sameer Dixit, ''You don't take a shot... You make it.''
Producers Sameer Dixit & Jatish Varma of Movie Makers Inc, are striving for cinema with a meaning. After their association with ZEE Studio to produce actor- turned director Prakash Raj's Hindi directorial debut TADKA starring Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran, Ali Fazal, Taapsee Pannu and the already in news Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer MANTO to be helmed by Nandita Das is their next dream project.
Believing in cinema with a meaning, producers Sameer Dixit & Jatish Varma said, “We believe in vision of enterprising creators. Their approach to a fresh concept, tested themes or their interpretation of an often depicted subject is what attracts us towards them”.
Both their projects TADKA and MANTO are helmed by people who are also recognized actors like Prakash Raj and Nandita Das.
While TADKA is a remake of Prakash Raj's 2014 multilingual UN SAMAYAL ARAYIL (Tamil), ULAVACHARU B IRYANI (Telugu), OGGARANE (Kannada) which was based on the original Aashiq Abu's 2011 Malayalam romantic comedy SALT N' PEPPER. TADKA is Prakash Raj’s 6th film as director and first Hindi film as a helmer.
MANTO on the other hand is actress Nandita Das second film as a helmer after the award winning FIRAAQ that brings the life of Indo-Pakistan's short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto alive on the silver screen. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the title role in this biographical drama that also stars Tahir Bhasin, Rasika Dugal, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Feryna Wazheir, Gajraj, Javed Akhtar, Naseeruddin Shah, Ranvir Shorey, Richa Chadda, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shashank Arora and Sunil Sinha.
The producer duo which is always in search of good talent shared, 'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” “You don't take a shot (in films).....you make a shot' concludes Sameer Dixit.