This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Following the success of Savdhaan India – India Fights Back, the real life docu drama on Life OK, the series is now making its first Maha Movie, slated to premiere on the channel 2nd June 2013. Life OK as a channel has advocated and believed in the philosophy of “Cherishing what you have” as the thought resonates beautifully through the series. The series encourages the common man to raise his voice and fight back.
Produced by Saregama India Ltd. The film features Siddhant Karnik as Karan, Falak Naaz as Gauri, Aakash Sinha as Babban and Sanjay Sonu as Ranjan. The movie is a part of Savdhaan India’s UP Fight Back special series.
Saregama’s Business Head, Manish Popat, says, “We are very proud that amongst various producers Channel Life OK chose us to produce the 1st Savdhaan India Maha Movie. I am sure we are doing some things right during the production of Savdhaan India that the Channel has given us this opportunity and we as always will deliver a good product. We are looking forward to many more movies”.
The film being an action thriller is a challenging project for the creative and directorial team since it has been adapted, developed and put into direction within ten days of channel approval.
“It is a great opportunity and we are enjoying every bit of its making. I am happy that the task has been bestowed upon us and the channel has trust on our creative design. We are making a 2 hours film in less than 20 days from start to finish which is quite a challenge considering the cinematic thought behind it. I am sure that audience will love the chemistry between Gauri and Karan…and the entire thrill that action gets into it. We are already visualizing a great response from viewers on the film and are hopeful it will generate more oppurtunities for us to make many more telefilms”, says Sachin Mohite, the Creative Director of Saregama.
The film is being directed by Supavitra Babul, who feels that shooting the film has been like driving a Formula 1 racing car. The producer and the script being the navigators…8 days of heat and speed gives an adrenaline rush…that is making the process very exciting with all its challenges in deadlines. The entire crew and cast are super excited and some pleasant surprises are evident on screen.
“It is wonderful to be working with producers who understand film making and support the creative and director’s vision. Also, I have known Ajit Thakur as a strong decision making channel head. I am glad that, through the 1st Savdhaan film, Life OK, has opened the gates to realistic crime action thriller genre and it couldn’t have been a better production house than Saregama for the first task. I am looking forward to making more such films and entertain a larger audience across the country”, says Babul.
Adapted from a real life incident the film is about a commando, Karan, who single handedly fights a dacoit, Babban and his gang, to save passengers in the compartment from his terror loot but looses his fiance, Gauri, to Babban’s fancy. The journey that begins in the train ends up in the jungles where Babban has escaped with his loot and Gauri. A badly bruised Karan, in his full throttle as a Commando follows the tracks to reach the dacoit and his lady love…but will he be able to fight back and survive?
Watch the Maha movie on 2nd June at 6 PM and 10 PM only on Life OK!