Firebrand: Netflix’s first Marathi film set for February release
James R | On 07, Feb 2019
Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra’s Marathi production Firebrand will premiere exclusively on Netflix this February.
The film, which marks Netflix’s first Marathi movie, stars award winning actors Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev. It is directed by National Award winner Aruna Raje and is also the first digital venture that Priyanka and Dr. Madhu Chopra’s production house Purple Pebble Pictures has made.
It follows the life of a successful lawyer (Jadhav) who is also a survivor of sexual assault and dealing with PTSD. She tackles difficult family cases while also coping with intimacy issues in her own marriage. Kulkarni plays her husband, an architect by profession. The film revolves around trials and tribulations of contemporary relationships.
Speaking on the film’s exclusive premiere on the service, Madhu Chopra says: “Firebrand is packaged with a gripping, powerful narrative along with an ensemble of talented actors and we are truly excited that this story will reach millions of diverse Netflix members. We are delighted to have Netflix as a partner that will help us take this meaningful cinema to new audiences across the globe.’’
Priyanka Chopra adds: “The age of Digital has changed the way we consume content. Today, the story is king and audiences are open to and accepting of all kinds of genres. We scroll for content that appeals to our mood and mind, equally. This definitely was one of the major reasons behind our move of taking our latest Marathi project Firebrand straight to Netflix. A story like Firebrand deserves to reach audiences far and wide and I’m thrilled to be bringing this to Netflix.”
Firebrand premieres worldwide on Friday 22nd February.