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Sanjay Jadhav's filmmaking school Filmagic inaugurated

The star-studded event was attended by the who's who of the Marathi film industry.

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Filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav, who has directed box office hits such as Duniyadari (2013), Ye Re Ye Re Paisa (2018) and Khari Biscuit (2019), has opened a filmmaking school called Filmagic.

The school was officially inaugurated by filmmaker Sachin Pilgaonkar. The event was attended by actors such as Sai Tamhankar, Swwapnil Joshi, Ankush Chaudhari, Siddharth Jadhav, Tejaswini Pandit, Umesh Kamat, Manasi Salvi, Sonali Khare, Shreya Bugde, Sanjay Narvekar as well as filmmakers like Viju Mane and  Abhijeet Panse. 

Swwapnil Joshi, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Sanjay Jadhav, Sanjay Narvekar and Viju Mane

The institution will practically function from a studio and an active film set, allowing students to gain practical knowledge of filmmaking. The school will cover all aspects of filmmaking such as penning a script, direction, cinematography and editing along with various other pre and post-production topics.

Unlike other film schools, Filmagic doesn't have an age bar nor does it require any educational qualifications.

Revealing the key reason why he decided to set up a practical filmmaking school, Jadhav said, "In my early days on the sets, it took time to grasp the lingo and adopt the real nuances of filmmaking. This is what students of Filmagic will not have to go through. When they are prepared to face the real world, the sets, floors and studios shall be familiar to them.”

The director and cinematographer said that many film institutes teach theoretical knowledge, but not practical information. "To be a film artist, you should have knowledge of what you need to do when you are on the floor of a film set. We have started our institute in a studio so that our students spent maximum time on the sets and are guided and mentored by renowned technicians, which is a morale booster," he said.