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Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming thrilling dark comedy Kaalakaandi revolves around one night where the lives of different people come together. To make this seem even more real, Director Akshat Verma thought it would be best to shoot the film in real locations in and around the streets of Mumbai.
Saif Ali Khan said, “I think Mumbai is really cinematic, and Akshat has shown it wonderfully. Bandra particularly has a lot of character and personality. You feel it’s shot in a real place and you feel that instant connect to the place. Otherwise when you only shoot on set, and don’t really know where the film is. So here one can tell that it’s got a grounding and reality like Mumbai, which is amazing because you feel the connection with all the characters more so because you know where they live.”
Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and »
- Stacey Yount
The film comprises of an extremely talented bunch of actors including Saif Ali Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Akshay Oberoi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Amyra Dastur and Neil Bhoopalam in a special appearance.
Working with an ensemble cast could be challenging, but Akshat did it with ease. In fact he had a great time bonding with all of them. “The most interesting thing about working with an ensemble cast is that every day is unpredictable because all these actors have a different way of working, a different way of approaching their scenes and also a different pace to how they come at it.”
“It serves to keep me on my toes in terms of how to configure my direction style to what they would bring. »
- Stacey Yount
Having done a tremendous job with the screenplay of Delhi Belly, Akshat Verma, who is making his directorial debut with the Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi, is on his way to making another urban story that delves into the real life and times of the people living in the city.
In a recent interview Saif Ali Khan said, “Kaalakaandi is one of the best movies I’ve been in. Akshat has done a stellar job reflecting the soul of Mumbai. It highlights its underbelly and counterculture so brilliantly, and for that, it needs to be celebrated।”
“Kaalakaandi is a labour of love. It is something that my team and I have been working on for a few years now. The role was tailor-made for Saif and he has done a swell job with his performance. We are overwhelmed with the response that we have received for the teaser and can »
- Stacey Yount
The otherwise suave and sophisticated Saif Ali Khan, looks high on life in the teaser of his much-awaited film, ‘Kaalakaandi’. The makers decided to tease the audiences before releasing the trailer of the film. ‘Kaalakaandi’ teaser has upped the curiosity level of the audiences, leaving a hint of how energetic Saif’s character would be! Watch the teaser here: Explaining his character in the film to Mumbai Mirror, Saif Ali Khan added, "Kalakaandi with its slightly Maharashtrian twang, talks about the many kaands that go on here, the mix-ups and the snafus. We’re currently working on the music and after seeing the film, one of the coolest I’ve done, I’ve started loving the city even more. It’s the city of hope, of dreams and opportunities for young people struggling to make a name, place, and life for themselves alongside the rich and the famous." The supporting »
India and U.K. based Cinestaan Film Company has boarded “Kaalakaandi,” a co-production with India’s Flying Unicorn Entertainment that Cinestaan will release on September 8. The film marks the directing debut of Akshat Verma, who wrote Aamir Khan Productions’ 2011 hit “Delhi Belly.”
The “Kaalakaandi” ensemble cast is led by Saif Ali Khan and features Kunal Roy Kapoor, Vijay Raaz and Amyra Dastur. Set in Mumbai’s underbelly, the film is a dark comedy about six characters from different walks of life whose paths collide during one monsoon night.
Success is vital for both Cinestaan and Khan. Cinestaan’s first venture into production, 2016’s “Mirzya,” was a critical and commercial disaster. And Khan is coming off a string of box office failures, the last one, 2017’s “Rangoon” made a painful dent in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ balance sheet.
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- Naman Ramachandran
Directed by Dinesh Vijan
There is something about Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, something sexy without really getting into the bed or talking dirty the way Ranveer Singh and Vani Kapoor did in the wretched Befikre, which for all practical purposes, has a sexual pun tucked away the ‘fikre’.
Sex is of course important in Raabta. Why should it not? Two young people Shiv and Saira (do not frown at the religious divide which the film blissfully ignores) meet flirt and do whatever else follows. This is Budapest captured in all its gorgeous glory by Czech cinematographer Martin Preiss who can’t decide what he loves more, the lovers or the landscape. So the camera decides to celebrate the lovers love and the landscape all in one swirling breathless scoop of sleazeless sexiness.
Sushant always plays his characters as eager-to-please, »
- Subhash K Jha
6 items from 2017
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