Mumbai, 3rd November, 2022: Endemol Shine India, one of the leading production houses in India has partnered with Nutmeg Productions for their next bi-lingual psychological thriller movie Manik starring Aishwarya Rajesh, known for her roles in Tamil films like World Famous Lover, Thittam Irandu, Kanaa, Vada Chennai and Suzhal. Aishwarya also featured in the Hindi movie, ‘Daddy’.
Samrat Chakraborty, who has penned films like Ludo, Jagga Jasoos, Chhatrasal will direct the movie. The film will also feature Samyuktha Shanmuganathan, Vivek Prasanna, Sai Janani and Svar Kamble in supporting roles.
“The psychological thriller genre is currently hot in India and we are seeing a huge audience base for this kind of cinema that engages the viewer from start to finish. We are delighted to bring ‘Manik’ to the audience with its gripping plot brought to life by the stellar star cast under the fantastic direction of the very talented Samrat. Can’t wait for the world to see this film,” said Rishi Negi, CEO, Endemol Shine India
“We are delighted to partner Endemol Shine India for our second film. When Samrat narrated the story, we were extremely excited about the project. With the talented and award winning actress Aishwarya Rajesh on board, the project has all the making of an exciting film which we are looking forward to bring to the audience,” said Varun Tripuraneni, Co-Founder, Nutmeg Productions
The film will start the shoot in Nainital this month and is set to release in 2023.
About Endemol Shine India
Endemol Shine India, a Banijay company, is one of the leading production companies in India across television, film and digital content and is a joint venture between Banijay and CA Media. As the premier content provider in the sub-continent, Endemol Shine India produces over 800 hours of programming annually for the biggest broadcasters; mainstream and regional, with a penchant for working with the biggest Bollywood names on the small screen.
Since it was established in 2006, Endemol Shine India has steadily emerged as a market leader with successful television shows like Bigg Boss, which is produced in six regional languages, (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bangla), Fear Factor, MasterChef India, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice India, The Voice India Kids, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Love School, Life Mein Ek Baar, The Money Drop and over 450 episodes of Deal or No Deal for Sun Network.
Endemol Shine India is strong creator of scripted content on digital platforms with critically acclaimed shows like The Test Case, MOM – Mission on Mars and Aarya, an adaptation of Dutch crime hit Penoza. The company is also working in partnership with Banijay and Shekhar Kapur on the development of The Ibis Trilogy.
Endemol Shine India has optioned the rights to the novels of several best-selling authors including Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s yet to be published book Lioness -The Last Queen, Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy’s Trial by Fire, Arjun Raj Gaind’s Maharaj Mysteries, Damyanti Biswas’ You Beneath Your Skin and Richa Mukherjee’s Kanpur Khoofiya.
In July 2020, Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.
About Nutmeg Productions
Nutmeg Productions is a new production house based out of Hyderabad and Chennai. The company is founded by Varun Tripuraneni, Abhishek Ramisetty and G Pruthvi Raj. With successful investments and experience in sport, entertainment and jewellery industry, production is the latest venture for the founders. The first project for Nutmeg Productions is a Malayalam film title, ‘The Teacher’, starring Amala Paul and directed by Vivek Verghese of ‘Athiran’ fame. The movie is set for a theatrical release on 2nd December.
This association with Endemol Shine India will be the second project for Nutmeg Productions. The third project is already in the pipeline and is slated to start in December, the details of the project will be announced shortly.