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|Founded||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (2011)|
Initiated 7 years ago by Founder & CEO Vidhi Kasliwal, Landmarc Films is a small production house with big ideas and has accumulated numerous contacts, concepts, and talent in this period, slowly and steadily growing.
Currently, it is interestingly poised, with many award–winning documentaries under its belt, an up & running YouTube channel, some well appreciated short films, a couple of Marathi feature films in its kitty and a few full–length Hindi films in the pipeline.
"Landmarc Films is a division of Landmarc Leisure Corporation Limited [LLCL], a public limited company incorporated in February 1991.Ever since its inception, LLCL aimed at a 360˚ penetration in the entertainment field. It has successfully created and operated several amusement parks [Landmarc Citi], discotheques [Mikanos], wellness centres [Forever Young], spas [Svastii], film marketing services, etc."
"Some of its well–known documentaries include: Block by Block – The men who built India's Tallest Building! [DOCUMENTARY] [Won Best BGM at the 4th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival – 15; Best Cinematography at the 4th Delhi Short International Film Festival – 15; Special Jury Mention at the 3rd Indian Cine Film Festival – 15; Special Festival Mention at the 3rd Noida International Film Festival – 16. Official Selection at the 5th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival – 15; 4th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival – 15] Building For The Future – Next Generation Architecture in India [DOCUMENTARY] [Won Best VFX at the 4th Indian Advertising & Corporate Film Festival – 15.] That’s What It’s All About – The Journey of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo [DOCUMENTARY] [Premiered at the Indian Film Festival of Japan – 17.] Vidyoday – The is a Hindi Biographic documentary featuring the most exalted Acharya Vidyasagar ji secured an unprecedented feat of completing 150 shows across India and overseas.
Enjoying a strong presence on the digital front, LF has a highly active YouTube channel and Facebook page, with a growing number of followers, continuously entertaining and engaging demographically and geographically varied patrons. An exciting, extensive digital property it worked on capturing all the mayhem and masti behind the scenes of Sooraj R. Barjatya’s 2015 Bollywood blockbuster Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in Memoirs of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – a 21–part web–series that got a phenomenal response and set a benchmark in the digital promotion. [Official Selection at GIIFFA – 17.]"
"Its maiden Marathi venture, Sanngto Aika that hit screens in October 2014, was an impressive one. Helmed by popular director Mr. Satish Rajwade, and having an ensemble cast including stalwarts like Sachin, Bhau Kadam, Vaibhav Mangle and Milind Shinde, it received a great response on the box office windows as well as to its World Television Premiere. [Official Selection at the 6th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival – 16.]
The next one had a stellar cast and crew including Sai Tamhankar, Priya Bapat, Siddharth Chandekar, Milind Jog, Sachin Kundalkar. Titled Vazandar, it opened with utmost appreciation in November 2016. This exciting slice–of–life film won adulation amongst audiences and critics alike. It continued to win hearts in its World Television Premiere. [Won Best Dialogue, Best Actress – Sai Tamhankar at the Sakal Premier Awards – 16; Best Actress – Sai Tamhankar at the Lokmat Awards – 16. Nominations for Filmfare Awards – 16; Zee Cine Awards – 16; Mirchi Music Awards – 16; Sanskruti Kaladarpan Awards – 16; NIFF Dadasaheb Phalke Awards – 16.]"
"Sticking to its vision of capturing hope, LF took the onus of presenting the heart–warming Ringan (film) in June 2017. It received stupendous recognition from all media houses and audiences who could not stop singing praises for the father–son duo Shashank Shende and master–blaster Sahil Joshi. The simplicity, depth and mature handling of a difficult subject by first time director, Makarand Mane has been lauded by everyone. [Won Best Marathi Film at the National Awards – 15; 6 Maharashtra State Awards – 15; Director’s Vision Award at the Stuttgart Indian Film Festival – 15. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival Market Section – 15; Toronto Indian Film Festival – 15; Mumbai Film Festival – 15; Pune International Film Festival – 15]
LF ventured into a light–hearted comedy space with Gachchi in December 2017. The film was well–received by the audiences and critics alike. Everyone seemed to be in awe of the chemistry between Priya Bapat and Abhay Mahajan. Debutant Director, Nachiket Samant was equally commended for his vision and story–telling. [Won Best Director, Best Actor [Critics] at the Zee Chitra Gaurav Puraskar –18. Nominated for Filmfare Awards –18; Radiocity Awards – 18; Sanskruti Kaladarpan Awards–18]"
Taking the mantle of making content driven films, LF released ‘Redu’ in May 2018. A story, set in the 70s, it deals with the obsession of an innocent man with his radio and his pursuit to get it back. The film impressed all and sundry with its genuine story–telling. The protagonist played by Shashank Shende stole the show with his brilliant performance ably supported by Chhaya Kadam as his wife. Director, Sagar Vanjari’s authentic voice was widely acclaimed. [Won Best Film & 6 others at the Maharashtra State Awards – 18. Official Selection at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne – 18; International Film Festival of India [IFFI] – 17; Cairo International Film Festival – 17; and several other National and International Film Festivals. Won Best Debut Director at the Aravindan Puruskaram – 17; Best Actress at the Aurangabad International Film Festival – 17 & many more]
"LF added a new feather to its cap with a children’s film, Pipsi released in July 2018. The story, set against a drought affected village revolves around two innocent kids Channi and Balu, who are trying to save a fish. Maithili Patwardhan and Sahil Joshi were greatly praised by the audiences. LF devised and launched a unique learning program called ‘FilmShala’ with this film, an initiative that encouraged school children to participate in film–appreciation competitions. Well known film actors, directors and Film critics selflessly agreed to be a part of FilmShala. Over 13,000 students from across Maharashtra took part in the program, making it a tremendous success. Pipsi was premiered at the 19th Mumbai Film Festival [MAMI] – Half Ticket Section. [Won Best Child Actor– Maithili Patwardhan at the Maharashtra State Awards – 18; Special Jury Mention at the ZLIN International Film Festival – 18. Official Selection at the Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival – 18; SMILE International Film Festival –17; NITTE International Film Festival – 18; Dhaka International Film Festival – 19]
LF appealed to the masses and the classes in equal measure with Nashibvaan, released in January 2019. The cast includes the King of Comedy, Bhau Kadam in the lead role of a sanitation worker ably supported by Mitalee Jagtap–Varadkar & Neha Joshi. [Won Best Supporting Actress & Best BGM at the Maharashtra State Awards – 18; Best Actress at the Pune International Film Festival – 18; Best Screenplay & Best Actor – Sanskruti Kaladarpan Awards – 18] "
2013 Trilingual Documentary Short Block by Block 2013 Corporate Film Building for the Future 2014 Marathi Feature Sanngto Aika 2015 Web-series Memoirs of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2016 Marathi Feature Vazandar 2017 National Award winning Ringan 2017 Marathi urban flick Gachchi 2017 Feature Documentary That’s What It’s All About 2018 Maharashtra State Award winning Redu 2018 Children’s Marathi Film Pipsi 2018 Biographical Documentary Feature Vidyoday 2019 Maharashtra State Award winning Nashibvaan
Apart from mainstream commercial films they are also involved in the production of documentary and non-fiction films.
Filmography for productions
- Block by Block (2011)
- Building For The Future (2013)
- Sanngto Aika (2014)
- Memoirs of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
- Vazandar (2016)
- Ringan (film) (2017)
- Gachchi (2017)
- Redu (2017)
- That's What It's All About (2017)
- Pipsi (2018)
- Vidyoday (2018)
- Nashibvaan (2019)
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- "4th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-15 Result". Minibox office.
- "4th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-15 Result". Minibox office.
- "4th Indian Advertising & Corporate Film Festival-15 Results". Education Expo TV. EET CRS. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016.
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