Marathi film Sumi, which bagged the Best Children’s Film award at the 68th National Film Awards, is heading for an OTT release. Recently the makers released the poster of the film.
In the words of the film’s director Amol Vasant Gole, the film touches on various important themes like “girl education, women empowerment, education in rural areas and infrastructural development”.
Talking about his Sumi, Golay said: “The risk we took to tell a brave story has paid off. Every character in the film will leave the audience with a strong message, especially the characters of both the kids who have put in such a genuine performance with a sense of nerves and emotions.”
Sumi, which stars child artist Akanksha Pingle and veteran actors like Divyesh Indulkar, Smita Tambe and Nitin Bhajan, is an inspiring story of a stone quarry worker’s daughter and her striving for higher education. ‘Sumi’ is going on OTT platform Planet Marathi OTT for its release.
Commenting on the release, National Award winner Akshay Bardapurkar, Founder, Planet Marathi OTT said: “Films like Sumi are brave, experimental stories that deserve a global platform. We are here to give it a nationwide and global release in homes across the country. It is an honor to have the privilege of adding ‘Sumi’ to our library and showcasing it to our audiences, who are always on the lookout for the best in Marathi entertainment content. We are looking forward to reveal the release date of the film.”
The original story is written by Sanjeev K Jha, and produced by Harshal Vinay Kamat, Swati S Sharma, Mihir Kumar Sharma and co-produced by Anand Panchal, Jayaditya Giri, Sonali Jayant and Jayant Yewale.
Sumi will be available to stream on Planet Marathi OTT from November 14 on the occasion of Children’s Day in India.