National Award winning filmmaker and scriptwriter Gajendra Ahire’s latest Dear Molly will get an Oscar screening in Los Angeles in December. The film which is an Indo-Swedish collaboration has been shot in English and Hindi. The film will be screened at selective theatres in Los Angeles specifically for the Oscar screening.
Excited at the prospect of a special screening for the Oscar jury, Gajendra Ahire said, “It is an honour for Dear Molly to have a special Oscar screening. It’s a very special film that I have shot in different languages but the essence remains the same. It is the English version that is being screened in Los Angeles. It’s a story of a daughter’s search for her father by taking cues from a trail of letters he had written to her.”
Gajendra has 49 films to his credit in which he has contributed in direction, story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics. He is especially known for his work in Marathi cinema.
Shot extensively in Sweden, some of the minor portions of the film were shot in and around Maharashtra.
Dear Molly features Gurbani Gill as Molly who makes her debut along with well-known Marathi actors Alok Rajwade, Mrinmayee Godbole and Ashwini Giri and a prominent Swedish cast comprising Lia Boysen and Chris Holmgren among others.
Produced by Praveen Nischol and Ratan Jain, presented by Manmohan Shetty and Ganesh Jain and directed by Gajendra Ahire, Dear Molly is all set for an early 2019 release.