Pushpendra Albe’s ‘Joothan’ shoot wrapped up, Devesh Ranjan Plays Lead Role

Written by Mohan Sharma

After 29 days of shooting, acclaimed Writer-director-producer Pushpendra Albe’s upcoming film ‘Joothan’ has been successfully wrapped up recently.

Starring Devesh Ranjan In lead role, the film is produced by Pushpendra Albe and Nikil Pranav R’s company Adopt A School Films. The film also features Naresh Kumar, Vikram Singh, Sandeep Gupta, Kuldeep Kumar and Dinesh Sharma In pivotal roles, while actress Rimjhim Rajput has played female lead role against Devesh Ranjan.

Devesh Ranjan’s Impressive filmography includes award winning Bhor, as well as a Hollywood Film Vaara. Naresh Kumar, meanwhile, has acted in blockbuster Bahubali franchise. Vikram Singh, on the other hand, has featured in big budget films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mirziya and Naam Shabana

“In a remote village in Madhya Pradesh, we successfully wrapped up the shooting. It was a hectic and challenging schedule, considering the rainy season In India. However, with a committed team of some of the most talented Bollywood actors and technicians, we managed to finish the shoot on schedule” Pushpendra Albe said during a media conference on August 25 In Madhya Pradesh commercial capital Indore.

Earlier, film was titled School, but later renamed as Joothan.

“We found Joothan title more relatable than School, as it talks about social, caste discrimination and Injustice In Education, especially in rural India, despite government’s mammoth efforts in Insuring Equal Primary Education for everyone. It’s one of the most sensitive issue in rural india and we hopes that our film Joothan will become a national topic” Albe added.

Notably, there were more than hundred media personals for the press conference and Pushpendra Albe showed gratitude for the unconditional support of print, electronic and digital media alike.

“Normally, I never do press conferences for my films. Even for my last film Sector Balakot (as a writer) which was based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government’s air strike in Pakistan, I didn’t Interact with Media. But, as Joothan is based on one of India’s most sensitive issue, we decided to let everyone know about our Film’s subject. As I also comes from Media and have worked along with majority of these journalists friends and colleagues, I feels blessed to have this kind of support. Our team of dedicated 60 colleagues have put their heart and soul for this project and we are confident that Joothan will be a milestone in India’s social and educational history” he concludes.

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