Friday, 14 February 2014

‘ANKHON DEKHI’ releasing on 21st March 2014

The first look of Mithiya Talkies ‘ANKHON DEKHI’ was launched this week at PVR, Juhu. The film is releasing on 21st February. Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Taranjeet, Maya Sarao, Namit Das, Brijendra Kala & Manu Rishi.Writer-director: Rajat Kapoor. Producer: Manish Mundra. Lyrics: Varun Grover. Music: Sagar Desai. DoP: Rafey Mehmood. Editing: Suresh Pai.


ANURADHA a film was made in 1960 by producer-director Hrishikesh Mukherjee with stars Balraj Sahni and Miss India Leela Naidu in lead roles. Now another ANURADHA is ready for release on 28th February 2013 in which new find Disha Chaudhary and Rahul Jain are in the leads with Sachin Khedekar, Smita Jaikar, Manoj Joshi, Kishori Shahane, Hrishita Bhatt and Raju Mavani in major roles. The film is produced by Disha Chaudhary under the banner of Shiv Shakti Entertainment Production and directed by Raju Mavani, who is a noted producer, director and actor.
The film’s story is written by Divakar Shetty and based on a sensitive social issue. Four songs have already been picturised and to make much more entertaining the makers have added one more sufi song ‘Ishq Ishq’ in the film. The song was filmed on 28th January on choreographer-cum-actor Ganesh Acharya and Smiriti Sinha along with main artistes, fifty dancers and thousands crowds at Kamal Amrohi Studio, Andheri (East), where a huge set was designed with lots of lights and bling. The lyrics is written by Faaiz Anwar, composed by Farzan Faaiz and sung by Altamash Faridi and Palak Muchhal.



Producer Raju Mavani entered in 

direction with SURAKSHA (1995) 

following RAM AUR SHYAM (1996), 

ISKI TOPI USKE SAR (1998). After a 

long gap now he is directing 

“After my father’s death I shifted to Ankleshwar and was involved in my family business. In between I have worked as an actor only.” Raju Mavani said. He has acted mostly in Ram Gopal Verma’s films SATYA, MAST, DARWAJA BAND RAKHO, SHIVA, SARKAR, D, AAG and also acted in Sohail Khan’s WANTED, JAI HO and Ikram Akhtar & Prabhu Dheva’s films. 
About directing ANURADHA says, “Disha’s father is my childhood friend. One day he come to me with his own story and said you will direct Disha in this film. I couldn’t refuse him. So, I am back in Mumbai.”
Disha Chaudhary belongs to Bangalore and well settled in construction business with her father. She had worked in two Kannada films which are not completed. She is debuting as a producer and actress. “ANUARADHA is an emotional film with social message. My character’s name is Anuradha which is very near to my real life.” she said.
·         Shaami M. Irfan

Sunday, 9 February 2014


Jayantilal Gada of PEN presents LAKSHMI  which is based on human trafficking. The film is ready for release on 17th January 2014. Director Nagesh Kukunoor has added a promotional song in the voice of Kailash Kher of which he was filming at Filmistan Studio on 27th November.
Nagesh Kukunoor
“This film is based on a true story of ‘Lakshmi’. You know our films tag line is “Are you being human”. Being as a  human you will never do that. All films these days need big  promotion – publicity. I feel songs are very helpful to promote any film. A lot of songs were composed for the film, as you know the music director of the film is Tapas Relia, there are three specific songs in the film which are already recorded, this one Qawwali number was  recorded in the voice of Kailash Kher and we have decided to use this number.   However this number  will be  played  in the end titles. Today I’m filming it on Kailash Kher and Monali Thakur. This is sufi type Qawwali, Kailash Kher not only sung, he is also performing by heart.”
“One more thing; I have not taking support of any chorepgrapher for this song. I’m filming the song. Look, on the stage Kailash Kher is singing and Monali Thakur is enjoying in front of a large number of people.” Nagesh Kukunoor added about his choreography besides acting and direction, “I have already choreographed and directed the music album, so this is not new for me. I hope you will surely like it.”

Kailash Kher
“Everything is gift of the God! Lyricist Manoj Yadav of Jaunpur has written very good words, it’s my pleasure that Nagesh Kukunoor gave me the chance. This is subjective film. I feel proud to perform as singer in this promotional video. I want to say this is my humble appeal  to respect  the women as human being.”
Monali Thakur
“The story of a 14 years old girl and I’m bigger than her but honestly I’m trying to act Lakshmi and had to justify character. I’m very thankful to Nagesh Kukunoor who trusted on me. I never met  her. But I believe, when you watch the film, you will appreciate me as Lakshmi.” Monali tells, “My next film is MANGO, directed by Abbas Tyrewala.”
Elahe Heptoola
 “As a producer, I want to  create public awareness  through our film. The film will be released on 17th January 2014. We will go to college in between students for promotional campaign. The film stars Monali Thakur, Satish Kaushik, Shefaali Shah, Ram Kapoor and Nagesh Kukunoor.”
Shefaali Shah
“As you know I do only selected films. When Nagesh Kukunoor, who always makes a subjective film gave  me  the script, I read  it and was  so impressed that I cannot tell you. The film is south based  but a real story. Many incidents happen but few victims go to court and stay there until they win. Lakshmi is one and only one such  victim who has fought and gets the reward. I’m proud to be an  actor in this film.”


Banner: Eon Films & Mithuntara Movies

Producer: Tricolor Creations
Director: Sanghamitra Chaudhari
Music: Dev Sikdar, Saqi & Sidhu
Three young and dynamic guys Neel (Avalok Nagpal), Aman (Shubh Mukherjee) and Amit (Trishaan Sarkar) are owner of the band ‘Strings Of Passion’. They love music and life but instigated by college blues, they run a ruthless period of drugs, depression & desolation until the women in their lives create magic and rejuvenate them to sensible human beings.

The story and screenplay are written by Sanghamitra Chaudhri and narrates drama of love, deception and humanity. The story has a novelty that guys have bad parenting and raped by women. Performance-wise, Zeenat Aman as Roma mother of Neel is oaky. Avalok Nagpal, Shubh Mukherjee and Trishaan Sarkar are good. Other cast are supporting adequate.


Sanghamitra Chaudhari is a well-known film maker in Bengali Film industry and debuting in Bollywood with an urban commercial flick set in the City of Joy. Script and direction are good.  Dialogues can be much better. Musically fair. ‘Kaiko tu Lete hai Tension’ ‘Udta Yeh Mann Mera’ & ‘Chheenke Mujhe Koi’ songs are heart touching. Riju Samanta’s cinematography is first rate. Editing by Bodhaditya Banerjee is superb. The production and technical values are average. Publicity was Nil.


At the box office, the film is washout, while this was appreciated in many International Festivals and winner of 5 Awards including Best Actor, Best Film, Best Actress and Best Editor.


Model turn actress Arjumman Mughal an young girl from Jammu is all set to reach the heights of success in Bollywood with her hard work and passion. She Started her career as model and has done 1000s prints and commercial ads. Being the face of such popular brands like VDC Jewelers, AUM Jewelers, ICICI, Privilege Banking, NOKIA N Series, ALUKA'S Jewelers, Ayodhya Jewelers, Cokes & Kings travel Agency, Oliva Shampoo and Soap, Saubhagya Wetgrinder, Big Bazaar, Vishal Mega Mart, VISA Credit Card, Vallue Bikes, Amura Cold, Creams, Hitech Water Purifier, Chandna Brothers Jewelers, and Sarees, Chungath Prince Jewelers, Vodafone and many others to her credits. She is one of the popular face for the leading brands after doing many commercials. She is debuting in Bollywood with the movie YA RAB, released on 7th February 2014. Shaami M. Irfan had a brief chat on her role in the movie.

It’s true that that you had have worked in a south film and your character in YA RAB is similar to the character you played in that film?
Yes. I did only one Tamil Film in south  PALINI APAKALURI as the daughter of a doctor and debuted in Bollywood with YA RAB where is I’m an orphan child and my guardian is a doctor, the role is played by BOL fame Pakistani actor  Manzar Sehbai. My character is very different here I’m a complete woman who is pregnant . Please don’t compare my role from the role I did in the Tamil film.  
How did you prepare for the role of Amreen in YA RAB?
I’m a trained actor. I had gone to Nadira Babbar’s workshop and Anupam Kher’s acting workshop. I have done shoots for too many advt shorts too. Camera is very familiar to me.  But the role in this film was very challenging for me. This was not a college going and dancing girl role. Amreen is a complete woman, she is a daughter of a doctor, married with Imran.  Thanks to my family director Hasnain and producer Mrs. Hoori without them I wasn’t able to  perform like this. I got most tips from my Bhabhijaan, my mother and Hooriji that was how to walk and talk like my character. Their tips helped me to get into the skin of the character.
What was it like to work with Ajaz Khan?
I think I’m very lucky that I have worked with many experienced persons in this film. He is a great actor. But there is not a single scene with him. I’m in coma and he is trying to save my life because I’m one and only one victim of the Lucknow mall bomb blasts. He is playing an ATS cop in the film.
How was the experience during the shoots for the film YA RAB?
Excellent!! I got good director and a sensitive subject film which was my need. I’m very thankful to  director Hasnain Hyderabadwala who  selected me for the film. He knew exactly what he wanted. He would make sure that he would get that out of his actors. He is a perfectionist.  His vision was clear.
What are your expectations from the film?
I want people to enjoy the film and observe my work. I hope the film does well at the box office and its success will help me a lot in my career.
Are you working in any other movie?
At present I am  doing commercials and one Hindi film of which shooting is already 50% completed but I can’t tell you the film’s title.  It’s my producer’s  order.
 Is there any controversial thing in the movie?
YA RAB is a  movie with a message to the Muslim community. The film is made under the Quraan’s Aayat, Hadees and focus on Islam’s teaching-preaching.   According to me there is nothing controversial things.