Bal Gangadhar Rao Tilak, known as Lokmanya Tilak, who enthused the youth for independence a century ago, can still call upon the younger generation for a better future of India.
Tilak is particularly relevant today as majority of our population is young. This was the theme that inspired Om Raut to make a biopic on Tilak. There have been feature films on all the prominent freedom fighters but not on Tilak, which gave me an opportunity to make a feature film on him, were the remarks of Om Raut, Director of the film. He was addressing a press conference after screening of his film Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush at 45th IFFI
today. I have no plan to remake Lokmanya in Hindi, he added. However, he would like its screening nationwide, but how, he doesnt know. .
Om Raut is a film school graduate from Syracuse University, New York. He started his career as a writer and director for MTV Networks, New York. He moved back to India to be the Vice President of Creative Business at Valuable Group, promoter of UFO Moviez. In 2012, he started Neena Raut Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurush is his dream project, through which he hopes to make an impact on viewers at IFFI 2014. .