Posts Tagged ‘Studio18’

Is Studio18 going the Sundance 2010 way ? Seems so.

Yes, even before you get to see Raj Kumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots on Youtube, Chandan Arora’s Striker is all set for its YouTube debut on February 5th, 2010.

And this is going to be first bollywood film to do so, if you dont count Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny which got leaked out even before its release.

BUT, before you get too excited, here is the bad news! Its NOT for desis! In the USA, Striker will be available for rent on YouTube. Outside the US, Striker be available for free on Studio18’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/studio18. Woohoo! The movie will be not be available for the YouTube traffic originating from India. But once anyone gets it for free, how difficult will be to pass it around!

Striker is directed by Chandan Arora, produced by Studio18  and stars Siddharth Narayan, Padampriya Anupam Kher, Aditya Panscholi and Vidya Malavade.

imran khanOur header has become too long. Because we could not prioritise which one is more important. We read the story of Sanjay Doom Gadhvi’s film 7 Days In Paris. We think Imran Khan should be worried about the choices he is making. And Katrina Kaif is out of the film. Since all three news bits are related, we have randomly put down our seven, ok, eight pointers. Join the dots and see if it makes sense.

1. Every director in bollywood wants to set a love story in Paris, every one wants to make their version of Before Sunrise & Before Sunset.  And Sanjay Gadhvi is NO Richard Linklater.

2. 7 Days in Paris ( Spoiler Alert) – its a love story set in Paris. Two strangers. Case of mistaken identity. They fall in love. First half is all walk the talk and talk while walking. 2nd half – mistaken identities revealed. Lovers tiff and finally a happy ending. And yeh, there is an important bad pasta scene in the film! In short, nothing new in the film and we surely aren’t looking forward to it!

3. Gadhvi has changed the script following Imran Khan’s suggestions. We have read the old version, not sure if it has been changed for good or bad. Imran Khan need not pretend smart. He needs to act smart. Check.

4. After the debacle of Kidnap, Imran Khan thinks love stories are the way to success. And he wants to do only love stories now! Dude, it cant be Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na every time. A bad film is a bad film, thriller or love story!Check again.

sanjay gadhvi5. Gadhvi is close to Vandana Malik, head of Studio18. Her daughter Avantika Malik is dating Imran. And Studio18 is producing the film. We doubt our mother-in-laws. We doubt those mom-in-laws more who can sign fat cheques. And a desperate mom-in-law who wants her daughter to get married to Imran Khan, is dangerous! Check check!

6. Those who have seen Imran Khan’s Luck, they think Luck makes Kidnap look like masterpiece. No comment. Check check!

7. And those who have read the full script of 7 Days In Paris, they are willing to bet that Gadhvi will make even Paris look boring! And are ROFL reading the pasta scene again and again.

Katrina-Kaif8. According to Mumbai Mirror, in the new script, Katrina Kaif’s role has been cut drastically. And so, she is not interested in doing the film anymore. You can read the full story here. We are not sure who has a better understanding of scripts – Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sanjay Doom Gadhvi, Vandana Malik or Studio18!

7 Days in Paris – Thats the title of Sanjay Doom Gadhvi’s new film, according to indiafm. The film is produced by Studio18, the same guys who released Gadhvi’s last shitbuster Kidnap. BTW, if you are still clueless about Imran and Studio18’s connection, let us inform you that Imran’s girlfreind Avantika Malik is the daughter of Studi018 boss Vandana Malik. Thats simple calculation, isnt it!

Here is more on the film from the site

Sanjay plans to begin filming in June-end/July, “because I want to capture the summer in Europe,” he reveals, “It’s a uniquely structured script, but I can’t reveal much at this stage.” Sanjay plans to wrap almost 85% of the film in Paris, while the remaining portions will be filmed in London and Mumbai.