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“John Day is a restless edgy drama of the doomed and the damned.” – Subhash K Jha

This is no place for the weak. This world as we know it. And this film, as we discover with the thrill of chancing upon an unexpected little gem.

Inspired from a Spanish film, is it? I really don’t give a fig where writer-director Ahishor Solomon got the raw material for this gripping cat-and-mouse tale. Does the kitchen where the food on the table originates really mean anything? What counts is the quotient of curiosity and suspense simulated by the script. And there, John Day ranks very high.

Not for a while have we seen a film so steeped in despair, so swathed in anxiety, so audaciously draped in despair and yet it engages our senses without miring the plot in morbidity.

The story, let me tell you, is not for the squeamish. The two main characters are constantly haunted by their irrevocably tragic parts. Naseeruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda
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Elena Kazan: My character in John Day is drowned in love more than alcohol : Trade News

For Elena Kazan, John Day turned out to be one movie making experience that she wouldn't forget for some time to come at the least. Though language was not an issue for her (she can speak Hindi as well as Bengali film), Elena had some interesting days on the sets of this film where she had Randeep Hooda and Naseeruddin Shah for company. Reason being that not just is she playing a chronic alcoholic in the film, she is also enacting the part Read More...
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Randeep Hooda and Naseeruddin Shah star in John Day

After the success of a multi starrer, A Wednesday, Anjum Rizvi along with Aatef A Khan and K Asif is all to release their next film, John Day directed by Ahishor Solomon starring Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda and Elena Kazan. “Within every saint there is a beast hidden and behind every beast there is a story. Few circumstances in life can bring out the beast within you. The thin line which separates the saint and the beast, the good and evil is going to be blurred and broken forever and that is John Day”, says Ahishor Solomon.

At a press conference of the film on August 14th, Anjum Rizvi, Aatef A Khan, Randeep Hooda, Elena Kazan, Vipin Sharma and Sharat Saxena had a very interactive session. Randeep Hooda was the man of the man of the show who put his character of a policeman in plain words who has no emotions.
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Prague to release on 6th September

Rohit Khaitan’s Prague will hit the cinemas on 6th September, 2013. The Central Board of Film Certification (Cbfc) had raised objection on the song from the film, Bottal Khol. Composed by Tony Kakkar and sung by Neha Kakkar and Tony, the number got held up at the censor board, resulting in delay of the film’s release.

Under the banner Glamour Struck Productions Pvt. Ltd Prague made in association with Maxwell Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is directed by Ashish R. Shukla (Creative Head-Dev.D) and stars Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan, Arfi Lamba and Mayank . The Music is by Atif Afzal and some other guest composers, Lyrics by Varun Grover, Sound by Sanjay Chaturvedi, Editing by Meghna Manchanda Sen, Action by Parvez Shaikh, Art direction by Siddharth Mathawan & Mrinal Das, Di & VFX by Reliance Media Works.

For the first time not one but three music companies- Crescendo (earlier known as BMG
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Striptease scene in Prague censored

Striptease scene in Prague censored
Censor Board has taken a strict action against the upcoming Chandan Roy Sanyal starrer Prague where he plays an architect. The Cbfc has asked the makers to alter some explicit scenes which apparently include nude cabaret dancers, oral sex and abusive language. Hence, the release date of the film has been postponed to a later date in August. The makers have also been asked to change the lyrics of a song 'Botal Khol' along with a striptease club scene. However, Chandan believes that the stripping scene which was shot in a real strip club in Prague was meant to be realistic and hence was shot in an original location where women actually stripped off their clothes and posed naked for the camera. Prague is produced by Rohit Khaitan and directed by Ashish Shukla. The other cast of the film include Elena Kazan, Arfi Lamba, Mayank Kumar and Sonia Bindra.
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Prague makers go unique with packaging

Prague, directed by Ashish Shukla is a psychological ride which takes you to the darkest corners of your mind, the shutdown alleys of your soul and the graveyard of your heart. The film stars Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan, Arfi Lamba, Mayank Kumar and Sonia Bindra.

The producers of the film, Rohit Khaitan and Sunil Pathare have come up with the unique packaging design of the music CD’s. Each music CD will open up with a surprise. Staying true to the genre of the film, the packaging will contain a puzzle which requires to be solved by the audiences before you reach the audio CD packed inside.

When spoke to Rohit Khaitan about this unique idea, he says, “The movie has already received lot of accolades at the various film festivals it has been screened, audiences are excited about the launch of music and release of the movie and
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Prague makers go unique with packaging

Prague makers go unique with packaging
Prague, directed by Ashish Shukla is a psychological ride which takes you to the darkest corners of your mind, the shutdown alleys of your soul and the graveyard of your heart. The film stars Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan, Arfi Lamba, Mayank Kumar and Sonia Bindra. The producers of the film, Rohit Khaitan and Sunil Pathare have come up with the unique packaging design of the music CD's. Each music CD will open up with a surprise. Staying true to the genre of the film, the packaging will contain a puzzle which requires to be solved by the audiences before you reach the audio CD packed inside. Commenting on the promotion strategy, Rohit Khaitan says, "The movie has already received lot of accolades at the various film festivals it has been screened, audiences are excited about the launch of music and release of the movie and with this packaging we
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Prague team get together for a recording of a song

One of the songs of the film Prague ’Kap Kap Kap’ which is originally sung and written by a Czeck artist is translated in hindi by lyricist Varun Grover. The hindi song was recorded yesterday, June 3rd by Shalmali Kolgade. Along with her present were Atif Afzal, the music director, producer Rohit Khaitan and director of the film Ashish Shukla. The song is picturised on the lead actress of the film Elena Kazan who was also the part of the recording. it is pictuirised on two situations and notes- Happy as well as sad moments in the film. Prague is a psychological thriller which also features Chandan Roy Sanyal, Arfi Lamba, Mayank Kumar and Sonia Bindra and is slated to release on 26th July.

Ashish Shukla, Atif Afzal, Shyamli Kholgade, Rohit Khaitan

Elena Kazan

Shyamli Kholgade, Elena Kazan

Prague team get together for a recording of a song is a
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Rohit Khaitan and Sunil Pathare’s Prague to release on in July

Springboard Pictures will release Prague on 26th July, 2013. The film is a psychological thriller produced by Rohit Khaitan and Sunil Pathare and directed by Ashish R. Shukla.

Under the banner Glamour Struck Productions Pvt. Ltd Prague stars Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan, Arfi Lamba, Mayank Kumar and Sonia Bindra. The Music is by Atif Afzal, Lyrics by Varun Grover, Sound by Sanjay Chaturvedi, Editing by Meghna Manchanda Sen, Action by Parvez Shaikh, Art direction by Siddharth Mathawan & Mrinal Das, Di & VFX by Reliance Media Works.

The film is a psychological ride which takes you to the darkest corners of your mind, the shutdown alleys of your soul and the graveyard of your heart.

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Prague goes housefull at Osians Cinefan Film Fest

Prague goes housefull at Osians Cinefan Film Fest
Prague, which was recently showcased at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, received a standing ovation. Produced by Rohit Khaitan, the film starring Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan and Arfi Lamba, is all set to release on the big screen. According to the sources, the film went houseful at the festival in Delhi and the audiences were so excited to see the film that they didn't even hesitate to sit on the floor to see the film. Prague is the first of Indo-Swiss co-production for an Indian movie; it's the debut film of director Ashish Shukla and is being billed as a psychological thriller about the life of an architect. Prague is very close to Chandan, not only because it's his first solo movie but also because the movie has an international appeal to it. "I was really thrilled with the response we received at Osian Film Festival," says Chandan. Chandan
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Chandan Roy Sanyal's Prague goes packed-houses at 12th Osian's Cinefan film festival

Prague which was recently showcased at 12th Osian's Cinefan film festival, received a standing ovation, is ready to hit the silver screen. Rohit Khaitan's first production venture, starring Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan and Arfi Lamba is all set to surprise the audience. According to the sources, "The movie was housefull at the Osians in Delhi, audience were so excited to see the film that they didn't even hesitate to sit on the floor to watch the film. Prague is the first
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Prague Teaser Trailer!

Directed by Ashish R. Shukla in his debut feature film, the psychological thriller Prague, stars Chandan Roy Sanyal, Arfi Lamba, Mayank Kumar, Sonia Bindra, Elena Kazan, Lucien Zell & Vaibhav Suman.

Prague, can intriguingly be described as a psychological thriller that takes you to the darkest corners of your mind, the shut down alleys of your soul and to the graveyard of your heart. This film deals with the inner conflicts of Chandan, a passionate architect who comes to Prague for a project along with his friend Gulshan, a person he idolizes and wants to emulate but also fears. Here he meets a gypsy girl, Elena, a Czech looking for her identity and love who inspires him to make a monument for the unaccounted gypsies who died during WWII. She eventually becomes the love of his life and his inspiration. Chandan however is unable to trust her due to his insecurities
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