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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)
CAST AND CREW :
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
Location Sound: Shailesh Sharma
Line Producers: Deepak Arora, Arvinder Gill, Rakesh Singh, Navit Dutt
First Assistant Director: Omar Nissar Paul