Kajol, Prabhu Deva in Indian Thriller ‘Maharagni – Queen of Queens’: First Footage Unveiled (EXCLUSIVE)

India’s Baweja Studios and E7 Entertainments have unveiled the first footage for “Maharagni – Queen of Queens,” starring Kajol and Prabhu Deva.

The film, an action-thriller, marks the reunion of the two actors 27 years after Rajiv Menon’s “Minsaara Kanavu” (1997). The cast also includes Naseeruddin Shah, Samyuktha Menon, Jisshu Sengupta and Aditya Seal.

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The first schedule of the film, directed by Charan Tej Uppalapati, has been completed. The crew includes G.K. Vishnu as the director of photography, composer Harshavardhan Rameshwar, production designer Saahi Suresh and editor Navin Nooli. The screenplay is by Niranjan Iyengar and Jessica Khurana. The film is produced by Harman Baweja and Venkata Anish Dorigillu under the labels Baweja Studios and E7 Entertainments, respectively.

Uppalapati said: “It has been an exhilarating journey bringing ‘Maharagni – Queen of Queens’ to life in front of the camera. Collaborating with stalwarts like Kajol, Prabhu Deva, Naseer-sir, Samyuktha Menon and Jisshu Sen Gupta for my Hindi debut has been a dream come true. Each character in the film adds unparalleled depth, and I am eager for the audience to experience this thrilling cinematic ride.”

Baweja added: “’Maharagni’ is an important project for Baweja Studios, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with Eternal 7. With an exceptional cast including Kajol, Prabhudeva, Naseeruddin Shah and Samyukta Menon, this film promises a captivating experience. At Baweja Studios, we are dedicated to telling powerful stories, and we are excited to share this journey with a global audience.”

Dorigillu said: “The moment I came across this story, I knew it had to be told. What better way to bring it to the masses than with a stellar cast like Kajol, Prabhudeva, and Naseeruddin Shah? Working with director Charan Tej Uppalapati has been an incredible experience, and his vision has truly brought this story to life.”

“Maharagni – Queen of Queens” is designed as what is known locally is a pan-India film and will be released in the Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages.

In recent decades, India has been a patchwork of local cinema markets, defined partly by geography and language group, and with only limited overlap or transfer between them, except for the Bollywood (Hindi-language) segment which enjoys wider releases. That is now changing.

Pan-India film is a term usually used for films made in one of the four south Indian languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam – which is dubbed into Hindi and other languages and released across India and in overseas diaspora markets.

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