ZEE5 Launches next original 'Hutatma' based on the 1950's Samyukta Maharashtra Movement

Hutatma is an adaptation of Meena Deshpande’s novel and revolves around the story of a young girl named Vidyut, who revolts to avenge her father’s untimely death.

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India's popular OTT platform ZEE5 launched the upcoming original Hutatma which is a historical series based on the 1950's Samyukta Maharashtra Movement. In the seven-episode web series will portray the struggle movement and its demand for a Marathi speaking state in Independent India. It will delve into the lives of common people and depicts their sacrifices, aspirations, and betrayal amidst the difficult times of a powerful battle.

Directed by award-winning film-maker, Jayprad Desai, Hutatma features an ensemble cast starring Anjali Patil, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Abhay Mahajan, Sachin Khedekar, Ashwini Kalsekar, Lokesh Gupte, Mohan Agashe, Ravindra Mankani, Chhaya Kadam, Vikram Gokhale, Anand Ingle, Manoj Kolhatkar and Arif Zakaria.

Hutatma is an adaptation of Meena Deshpande’s novel and revolves around the story of a young girl named Vidyut, who revolts to avenge her father’s untimely death. The story artistically renders an amalgamation of fictional characters and real historical figures like Acharya Atre, Shripad Amrut Dange, S M Joshi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Morarji Desai, Yashwantrao Chavan, and Senapati Bapat to name a few.

Talking to Mumbai Live Vaibhav Tatwawadi said, "It was an amazing experience of shooting for Hutatma, more than anything else I feel that portraying this story to today's generation was very much important. Our director and writer had done their research so well, that I just blindly followed what they wanted me to perform."

Adding further Anjali Patil avered, “It was a very gradual process of becoming Vidyut, a very fragile young girl who gets into a turmoil of a political battle. The most influencing factor was that era and with its understanding, the body language, the language, the way she walks or her perspective to things is all very different. Vidyut is a character which has allowed me to live life in its extreme details. It was gruesome and painful at times to allow oneself to go through such turmoil on a daily basis as we shot two seasons over 2 months"

“Hutatma is telling a compulsive story that makes an exciting, thrilling ride which has never been told before. Extensive research has been done on the topic, the cast has been hand-picked, their looks have been planned carefully and we have also re-created the Bombay of the ’50s", mentioned the director
Jayprasad Desai during the launch

As a tribute to the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, Hutatma is all set to premiere on 1st May 2019 which is Maharashtra Day.

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