Announcing the venture, Jayprakash Ghumatkar, whose previous movie based on blind faith had created quite a sensation, told reporters that Nana Patekar would be playing the character of Naik, a nineteenth century dacoit from Ramoshi community who became revolutionary to fight against the Raj.
As per PTI, Ghumatkar said Umaji Naik Khomane (September 7, 1791 - February 3, 1832) had raised a small army against the British after the fall of the Maratha empire. "His anti-British manifesto had appealed to the fellow country-men to fight against the foreign rulers. To capture him, the British Government had announced a bounty of Rs 5,000," the director said. Umaji was subsequently captured and hanged in Pune. "Mine would be a low-budget film unlike other big ticket Marathi films," Ghumatkar said.