Dr Anil Patil to turn producer, make Marathi films, plays

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Anil Patil, chairman of Vedicure Group of Companies, has announced that he will produce Marathi feature films and plays under his banner Samudrika Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

A healer by profession and a cinema lover at heart, Patil always wanted to be part of the movie-making business.

"I am a doctor by profession, but I have grown up on a healthy dose of Indian cinema and even now I enjoy it. So, the choice to foray into the film industry was not tough at all," Patil said in a statement.

"Marathi cinema has given many great artists and films over the years, but came in the lime light in the last few years with multitude of Oscar nominations," he said referring to films like 'Shwas', which was India's official entry at the Oscars in 2004.

"I chose Marathi as a medium for my cinema because of my love and faith in it and the potential that I know it has," he added.

Samudrika Motions Pictures will roll out two films - "Jayastute" and "Samindara". The movies will hit the floors in October this year. The principal shoot for the films is schedules to happen in Mumbai and Konkan.