On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, the filmmaker has made an announcement that he would direct a film named Godse, which is based on the life of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of the “Father of Nation”. This film is going to be produced by Sandeep Singh and Raaj Shaandilyaa, who has lastly directed the film named Dream Girl starring Ayushmann Khurrana. This film is going to be the third collaboration of Sandeep Singh and Mahesh Manjrekar after Swatantra Veer Savarkar and White.
Mahesh Majerkar will be directing the third film for Sandeep Singh’s Legend Global Studio after Swatantra Veer Savarkar. It is going to be a biopic on India’s freedom struggle and White. The makers have also released a teaser poster of the film with an announcement that stated — “Janamdin ki hardik shubhkaamnaaye ‘Bapu’ … Aapka, Nathuram Godse”.
The Director Mahesh Manjrekar has said that let the decision leave it to the audience regarding Godse that “who is right or wrong”. He has also said in a statement that “The story of Nathuram Godse has always been close to my heart. It takes a lot of courage to back a film of this nature. I always believe in hard-hitting subjects and uncompromised storytelling and this one fits the bill. People do not know much about Godse other than he’s the man who fired at Gandhi. While telling his story, we neither want to patronize nor want to speak against anyone. We’ll leave it to the audience on who is right or wrong”.
Till now the cast has not been fixed, while the filming is expected to begin in the second half of 2022. The script is currently under its way. The producer Sandeep Singh has said that he always wanted to back a film on Godse from the very beginning of his career and he also wished to bring on-screen the “factual story”.
Sandeep Singh has said in a statement that “The Nathuram Godse’s story is the one which I wanted to tell ever since I made my first film. This is an untold tale that deserves to be presented to the cinemagoers. There are various versions of the stories about Godse and Gandhiji. Mahesh, Raaj, and I intend to bring out the factual story and thereby bring this cinematic opus of forgotten history characters for today’s generation. I am already collaborating with Mahesh Manjrekar on Swatantra Veer Savarkar and White – and I am happy that he has come on board for Godse as well”.
Godse is co-produced by Vimal Lahoti, Jay Pandya, and Abhay Verma.