Nitin Adsul mulling biopic of Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, the first US-educated woman physician from India

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Adsul is also planning to make a biopic on Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Nitin Adsul (Courtesy of his Facebook Profile)

Indian American filmmaker Nitin Adsul is thinking about doing a movie on first Indian woman doctor, Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi reported Times of India.

Nitin Adsul, whose Marathi film Partu got several awards last year, is all set to make his new movie and if reports are to be believed, the screenplay of the movie is ready.

The movie is based on the life of Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, the first Indian woman doctor to receive a degree in medicine from the United States.

Nitin Adsul said to TOI, “Investors of Partu, which was released in December 2015, are keen about my next movie scripts. A separate company was formed to raise investment for Partu, and within six months we raised $6,00,000 from a host of interested investors in the US. My new movie on Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi will go on the floors next year and will be made on a budget of $2.5 million.”

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Partu tells the story of a Rajasthani boy who was found on the streets after being missed by his uncle and he was welcomed by a poor farmer into his home.

“Partu is very similar to 2016 Hollywood film Lion. I had heard the story from my father when I was 14 years old and it was there in my mind ever since. The movie garnered critical acclaim and won two Filmfare awards but couldn’t be a box office success. But as a filmmaker I want to take risks and tell stories which are close to my heart,” Nitin Abdul said.

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Nitin Adsul was born in Mumbai in India and lived in Australia and Singapore before migrating to the US. Since childhood, he was interested in arts and filmmaking and is currently residing in Virginia.

Adsul moved to the US in 1999 from where he started filmmaking. In 2005, he co-founded a film company EastWest Films with his American partners. The first production of EastWest Films was a feature film Prayer Life released in 2007.

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Adsul is also planning to make a biopic on Jiddu Krishnamurti, who was an Indian American speaker, philosopher, and a writer.