Dec 10, 2008

Entertainment - NDTV Imagine enters movie production in South

MUMBAI: NDTV Imagine Film Company today announced its foray into movie production in South India with a Tamil action thriller titled 'Madhurai Sambhavam'.

The movie, which is being produced by the company in alliance with Wide Angle Creations, will star Harikumar, Anuya
Bhagwat and Karthika in the lead.

The film is scheduled to go on floors this month and is being shot in Madurai, depicting the distinct flavour of the
region.

The other cast includes Radha Ravi, Raj Kapoor, Kadhal Dhandapani, Ilavarasu, Santhana Barathi, Balu Anand and
Thimiru Mayi.

The flick is being directed by Youreka, who has also written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics of the
movie, while the cinematography is by Sugumar, music by John Peter, stunts by Annal Arasu, choreography by Sudhakar Vasanth
and art direction by Kamal.

Speaking on the venture, Sameer Nair, Director NDTV Imagine Film Company said, "film making is a collaborative
effort, we are extremely happy to have partnered with Wide Angle Creations to mark our foray in the Tamil film industry."

"The team at Wide Angle Creations has created some very good and award winning films in the past, and we are looking
forward to a long and fruitful relationship," he said.

George Pius, who heads Wide Angle Creations said, "the Tamil film industry is seeing an increased level of
participation from corporates who bring with them a much broader platform via which our movies are presented."

"In NDTV Imagine we saw a like minded partner who not only understood the sensibilities but is equally passionate
about cinema," he said.

"As we get into action with 'Madhurai Sambhavam' we have simultaneously started nurturing high concept entertainers
with NDTV Imagine. We could hope to see an interesting bouquet of movies rolling out in times to come," he added.

George Pius has produced films like 'Phir Milenge', 'Chupke Chupke' and 'Malamaal Weekly'.

Apart from this film NDTV Imagine Film Company is partnering with directors and filmmakers of national repute, as well as upcoming talent, he added.

"With over 30 projects in varying stages of development, the film company plans to produce and release 6-8 films in one
year," Nair said.

'Via Darjeeling', produced by the film company was released this year while its underproduction untitled film is
directed by Saurabh Shukla starring Vinay Pathak and Neha Dhupia and is slated for April 2009 release.

1 comment:

Arindam Nandy said...

Mistake! Mistake!!
'Via Darjeeling' was not produced by NDTV Lumiere. It was produced by Moxie Entertainments of Calcutta and NFDC. I directed the film.