Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) "Half Ticket", the Marathi remake of National Award-winning film "Kaaka Muttai", will release across India on July 22.
The film tells the story of two slum children and their desire to have something beyond their reach. It features debutant child actors Vinayak Potdar and Shubham More and actress Priyanka Bose as their mother.
"Shooting this film in the real slums of Mumbai was an exciting challenge that allowed me to interact with my neighbours. The contrast is so stark; the filming in actual locations helped me bridge the ignorance gap by entering a child's world," Samit Kakkad, the film's director, said in a statement.
Fox Star Studios, which co-produced "Kaaka Muttai" with actor-producer Dhanush, is distributing "Half Ticket", marking their entry into Marathi cinema.
The film will release with English subtitles.
The music of "Half Ticket" is composed by ace musician A.R. Rahman's nephew G.V. Prakash Kumar who also scored the music for the Tamil film.
"Half Ticket" has been co-produced by Nanu Jaisinghani, Suresh Jaisinghani and Mohit Jaisinghani.