Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar`s home production, Marathi film `72 Miles Ek Pravas`, is being screened at the London Indian Film Festival.
The film, directed by Rajiv Patil, is backed by Akshay Kumar and Ashwini Yardi`s Grazing Goat Pictures. It is based on novel `72 Miles` by Ashok Vhatkar.
"The motive behind bringing this film to London is to make this film available to global audience and connect with the masses on an emotional level," Yardi said in a statement.
The film is set in the time of `50s and `60s and is about the journey of a 13-year-old young boy who runs away from his hostel, and how he matures with time.
"`72 Miles` marks our first regional film and we are delighted to announce the release date. Marathi isn`t my first language but living in Mumbai I picked up the language very quickly and immersed myself in the culture," Akshay said.
"I have seen some really interesting Marathi projects and love the cinema. I am personally touched by the story of `72 Miles`," he said.
The film is set to release on August 9.