~The film is produced by Zee Studios as well as Anupama Bose & Devashish Makhija under the banner of Makhijafilm~
~ Makhijafilm has also supported three projects with gap financing, festivals, sales and distribution, the three projects are in the Viewing Room section of the Bazaar along with one film also in FBR~
Goa, 24th November 2022: BHONSLE filmmaker Devashish Makhija’s next feature starring Manoj Bajpayee, JORAM is selected for the FBR section of the Viewing Room at NFDC Film Bazaar, 2022. The selected projects get a chance to pitch their films at NFDC Film Bazaar.
It’s also the maiden film of Makhijafilm, an Indian production house launched a year ago by Devashish Makhija and Anupama Bose. The film is written & directed by Makhija and produced jointly with Zee Studios. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, Zeeshan Ayyub, Smita Tambe, Megha Mathur, Tannishtha Chatterjee (Special Appearance) and Rajshri Deshpande (Guest Appearance)
Apart from producing JORAM, Makhijafilm has also supported three projects with gap financing, festivals, sales and distribution. The three projects are in the Viewing Room section of the Bazaar and KUNDE is also in FBR.
- Parth Saurabh’s debut fiction feature POKHAR KE DUNU PAAR (winner Special Mention, San Sebastian, in VR)
- Surya Balakrishnan’s documentary AMARKATHA (Environment, in VR)
- Ayappa K.M.’s KUNDE (Ethnographic, also inFBR)
Friends I Well Wishers I the Village
The film production house based in Mumbai has mentors in Anurag Kashyap and Alan McAlex.
Alongwith the above, filmmakers Sriram Raghavan, Vikramaditya Motwane and producer Sanjay Routray have extended support too.
The production house has collaborated with the editor Abhro Banerjee, IPR lawyer, Abhishek Malhotra (TMT Law Practice), Sidharth Meer (Bridge Postworks), Music Composer Mangesh Dhakde and Mauli Singh (Loudspeaker Media).
Discussing these collaborations and the bouquet of films along with their own home production JORAM that Makhijafilm is representing at the Bazaar, Producer & Makhijafilm Partner Anupama Bose believes that ’it takes a village to bring up a child. It takes a Village of Creators and Conscious Viewers / Patrons to make a film…wherein ‘make’ is inclusive of creating the cinematic work and then enabling it to find its audiences & niches. The biggest example for us in our context is Zee Studios which is our producing partner on such an Indie spirited film – we share our intention of retaining the creative vision and the conscience of the film – they are enabling us to fly with film festivals and eventually a sales and release journey.”
JORAM Director & Partner, Makhijafilm, Devashish Makhija, speaking about the film, further elaborates, “It is with a fiercely indie spirit that JORAM has been made… the films that Makhijafilm seeks to collaborate with and support will also be films that have a beating Indie heart, and a spirit of community in their making, even if they may be backed by a studio as visionary and diverse in its choices as Zee Studios. ‘JORAM’ itself is a survival thriller – in which a father is desperately on the run with his three month old baby girl – set against the giant canvas of displacement, iron ore mining, development and the environment.”
Speaking about their collaboration with Makhijafilm, Shariq Patel – the CBO, Zee Studios said, “I have been a fan of Dev’s work for the longest time. So when he decided to turn Producer with Joram and got us this script, we grabbed it pretty much immediately. And it has been a great journey so far and we can’t wait to take this film across festivals, across the world.”
About Film Bazaar Recommends
As the name suggests, these are feature length films recommended specially by the Film Bazaar programmer from among the film submissions. Some of these films are seeking finishing funds, world sales, distribution partners and film festivals and are classified accordingly. This is a specially curated section of the Film Bazaar.
Projects selected for the FBR section will get a chance to pitch their films at NFDC Film Bazaar.
Makhijafilm is led by filmmaker Devashish Makhija & his Producer-Partner Anupama Bose. They aspire to make independent spirited genre films that traverse universal themes, and engage in strong, uncompromised narratives rooted in people, cultures, identity conflicts & human dilemmas.
About Zee Studios
Established in 2012 as the content engine for Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE), Zee Studios (earlier EVPL) has emerged as a full-fledged state of the art studio. In a short span, Zee Studios has grown to be a one-stop destination for all in film production, promotions and advertising, distribution and revenue generating streams. It has built a dynamic portfolio of regional cinema, top rated television shows and is also producing extraordinary Hindi films. With the massive success The Kashmir Files the studio again established its focus on films aimed at pairing strong content with powerful performers and developing strong story driven films such as the internationally acclaimed Marathi film Sairat, the Sridevi starrer MOM, the Aamir Khan starrer Secret Superstar, Kangna Ranaut starrer Manikarnika and biggest sleeper hit The Tashkent Files, Punjabi blockbuster Qismat 2, Telugu hit Bangarraju and Tamil chartbuster Valimai. With prolific film-makers Zee Studios’ line up of Hindi feature films for the coming year includes some of the biggest films expected in 2023.
About Bridge Postworks
Bridge postworks is an independent post-production company known for it’s pioneering work in colour grading & digital workflows for award-winning filmmakers from across the world. Run by creators, for creators, we are a close-knit team working towards a collective vision of crafting quality cinema of our times – armed with a strong work ethic and a natural flair for storytelling.
About TMT Law Practice
TMT Law Practice is a full-service law firm. Over time, the firm’s practice has expanded from a niche boutique IP practice, to include practice areas such as commercial disputes resolution & arbitration, regulatory litigation & advisory, corporate/commercial advisory and transactional support, and policy and legislative drafting across industry verticals. The Firm represents a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, as well as MSMEs and Start-ups – and, is also heavily invested in the niche areas of emerging technology, including space technology and policy; healthcare and ICT; data privacy and protection; and, sports laws.