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Satya Manjrekar makes debut with 1962: The War in the Hills

Madhushree Chakrabarty February 11, 2021

Marathi actor and veteran actor Mahesh Manjrekar’s son Satya Manjrekar to make his digital debut with 1962: The War in the Hills, under the direction of his own father. The father-son duo has earlier worked in a Marathi movie named FU: Friendship Unlimited and Aai. Satya Manjrekar has also worked in the Hindi movie Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi and Marathi movies Por Bazaar and Janiva.

1962: The War in the Hills is a war epic and Satya will be seen playing the role of Gopal, who is the youngest soldier in a battalion of the C-company which was led by Major Suraj Singh (Abhay Deol). Apart from Satya, the movie also casts Sumeet Vyas, Abhay Deol, Annup Sonii, Rohan Gandotra, Mahie Gill, and Akash Thosar. More information on the series and the cast are yet to be announced. The series is based on true events and is based on an untold story of extreme courage and determination. This narrates the story of an army of just 125 who fought against 3000 Chinese soldiers.

Speaking about working with his father, actor Satya Manjrekar said, “Since childhood, my father has been my idol and inspiration – as an actor and a director. I’ve carefully observed his craft all these years and how beautifully he directs a story and equally enacts it as an actor. There are few people who possess both these talents supremely and my dad is one of the – talented yet humble. His hard work and struggles have always inspired me to be more like him. During the shoot of 1962: The War In The Hills, it was a very comfortable work environment; I could easily go up to him with numerous questions and I’ve also observed that the entire cast of the show was equally comfortable with him as a director. Being on the set really did feel like home when I worked with him.”

The series will start streaming on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium from February 26, 2021.


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