UTV Motion Pictures plans to release Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory, India's official entry for the Oscars, Jan 22 next year.
"Indian audiences will get to watch the film on January 22 and we are confident its appeal will reach across all audiences irrespective of language," Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, said in a statement Wednesday.
Co-produced by Paprika Media and Mayasabha Production, the Dadasaheb Phalke biopic is the directorial debut of Paresh Mokashi. Starring Nandu Madhav and Vibhawari Deshpande in the lead, Harishchandrachi Factory is also competing at the Golden Globes and the British Academy (BAFTA) awards.
"We are promoting the film aggressively at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs, and we hope to give it the best chance possible to receive the global acclaim it richly deserves," said Kapur.