About – The Good Maharaja is a Bollywood biopic based on the real-life story of Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji.
|Film THE GOOD MAHARAJA 2022|
|Film Name||THE GOOD MAHARAJA|
|Release Date||17 December 2022|
|Written By||Hitesh Desai|
|Directed By||Vikash Verma|
|Lead Cast||Sanjay Dutt, Gulshan Grover, Nitu Chandra|
Cast – Sanjay Dutt, Gulshan Grover, Nitu Chandra
Genre – Dramatic Elements
Date of Initial Release – 17th December 2022
OTT Release Date – TBA
Storyline – In this period piece inspired by real events, the Maharaja of Jamnagar saves 1,000 Polish children during World War II. The film also features a compelling love story and plenty of exciting action and dramatic moments.
Pruduced By – Manyata Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, omung Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Vikash Verma as the film’s producers.
Shooting Places -. Due of the COVID-19 outbreak, production had to be halted. There is a World War II backdrop to this movie. Locations in London, Russia, Poland, and India have been selected for filming.
OTT Platform – TBA
Production Company – G7 Films, Sanjay Dutt Productions
Directed By – Vikash Verma is credited with directing the film
Controversy – The inspiration for The Good Maharaja was Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, who based his novel on the life of the Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, Gujarat, who, before India’s independence, housed and educated about a thousand Polish children who had been evacuated from the USSR to India to avoid German bombings during World War II.
Omung Kumar of Legend Studios was slated to direct the movie. The Maharaja Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji’s daughters sent a cease and desist letter to the film’s producers, Omung Kumar and Sandeep Singh, co-owners of Legend Studios, after the first trailer was released.
The girls’ guardian filed a lawsuit stating, “Since the Maharaja was a well-known figure, any distortion of the truth will have a negative impact on his reputation.
Since they weren’t asked for permission before filming began, our clients aren’t happy about it.” According to Sandeep Singh, “this legal action against the film is merely an attempt to garner publicity by the Maharaja’s family,” hence the royal family’s objections to the movie are baseless.
Writer – Hitesh Desai
Budget – TBA
Other Crew Members – Shiamak Davar (Cinematographer), Hariharan (Background Score)