First Look : Amit V Masurkar’s Sulemani Keeda (Poster, synopsis)

Posted: October 12, 2013 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, film, first look, Indie, Mumbai Film Festival, News, Posters, Story / Plot / Synopsis
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The much awaited Versova Indie (coined by the director, not us), SULEMANI KEEDA will have its premier at Mumbai Film Festival this year. It’s shown in the ‘New Faces of Indian Cinema’ section. This is a film about writers, star writers, is directed by a writer, and produced by guys who manage writers.


Mainak (Mayank Tewari), an optimistic hustler, and Dulal (Naveen Kasturia, the new Vodafone guy whose mom keeps calling him), a brooding poet, are writing partners who are struggling in Bollywood with their screenplay which no one bothers to read.

Perennially hungry and horny, they lie around, drink, smoke weed, name drop, lurk in bookshops and attend poetry readings to cling on to unsuspecting women.

They see a ray of hope in Gonzo Kapoor (Karan Mirchandani), the industry’s oldest new comer and son of a famous B movie producer who is not only interested in their work but also wants them to write a European style dark and sexually explicit art house script for his launch film.

But a witty and beautiful photographer, Ruma (Aditi Vasudev) enters Dulal’s life and Mainak is not too pleased by his friend’s new distraction.

This is a slacker comedy about three days in the lives of Mainak and Dulal which test their friendship and make them re-valuate their life plans. Besides exploring the world of migrant writers in the city’s western suburbs, the film also talks about their hopes and ontological anxieties in a brutally commercial world.

Sulemani Keeda (International Title: Writers)


Writer & Director: Amit V Masurkar

Countries : India, USA

Year : 2013

Language : Hindi

Runtime : 90 minutes

Producers : Datta Dave, Chaitanya Hegde

Associate Producers : Deepa Tracy, Sailesh Dave, Suresh Mhatre

Production company : Tulsea Pictures in association with Mantra/Runaway Entertainment

Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari, Aditi Vasudev, Karan Mirchandani, Krishna Bisht, Rukshana Tabassum.

Cinematography: Surjodeep Ghosh

Editor: Khushboo Agarwal Raj

Sound Design: Niraj Gera

Music: Arfaaz-Anurag

Location Sound: Shailesh Sharma

Line Producers: Deepak Arora, Arvinder Gill, Rakesh Singh, Navit Dutt

First Assistant Director: Omar Nissar Paul

  1. Siddharth says:

    Sounds very very interesting! Added it to my must-watch list for the Festival.

  2. Amit M, hope you put that ‘From the maker of Making of Love Sex Dhokha’ line in the trailer. 😛

  3. Anonymous says:

    cant wait to see this!

  4. su says:

    when are you going to write about recommended movies for MAMI ?

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  6. […] First Look : Amit V Masurkar’s Sulemani Keeda (Poster, synopsis) […]

  7. iqbal ahmed says:

    Yet another pseudo film watched exclusively by pseudo intellectuals..enough of such shit !

  8. […] First Look : Amit V Masurkar’s Sulemani Keeda (Poster, synopsis) […]

  9. […] Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Amit V Masurkar, the director of “Sulemani Keeda”, a self-proclaimed “Versova indie” that was released to much acclaim at last year’s Mumbai Film Festival. More about the film here. […]

  10. Flickside says:

    What a delightful little gem this was! Saw it last week…

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