Chandigarh bred film maker Rahul Mittra is creating quite a stir in Bollywood. His forthcoming film-Saheb Biwi aur Gangster,s theatrical promo hit cinemas across India recently to an overwhelming response, along with hit film Zindagi Na Milege Dobara.
Shot in a record 29 days across virgin locations of Gujarat, the much talked about Saheb Biwi aur Gangster is a modern day take on Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam. Starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda, Deepal Shah & Vipin Sharma, this movie has been directed by cult writer-director Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced & presented by Mittra,s Brandsmith Motion Pictures.The first Hindi feature film to be shot on Arri Alexa, it has continuously been in news, since it went on the floors in November last year. Mahie Gill,s hot scenes & lip lock with Randeep Hooda also garnered huge editorial space for the makers, apart from the amazing title of the film and its story line.
“Well, there are only two kinds of films…bad films or good films. Our film fortunately belongs to the latter half. Gripping content, great story board, the right genre of film making, brilliant performances by all the actors and of course a director par excellence are the hallmarks of my film. The audiences have already given us thumbs up after seeing the first look of the film,” says an upbeat Rahul Mittra, who’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the promo was launched in cinemas.
On being quizzed whether sex sells, the young producer quickly adds, “Women have been used as mere sex objects in films, but with my film, women protagonists will be redefined. Mahie as opposed to Jacqueline in Murder 2 is a woman who knows what she wants and goes all out to achieve it. She,s a woman in control & on top. Our film is definitely bolder than recently released Murder 2 but with a much higher story & content quotient. The audience would lap up our tale of love, lust & betrayal.”
Scheduled for a September release, Mittra, who’s also a well known branding & communication consultant, is currently busy with the release & marketing strategy, which going by industry pundits will be innovative & different. “My team, along with the star cast will go all out to promote Saheb Biwi aur Gangster across India and I would like to start my tour from my favourite city Chandigarh,” says Mittra who went to St. John,s High School, before shifting to Delhi when his bureaucrat father shifted to Delhi.
Going by industry sources, Rahul mittra has already negotiated the worldwide rights at an amazing price, essentially due to the high title value and content of his film. Even before the release of Saheb biwi aur Gangster, Rahul Mittra,s announcement of his next ambitious project-the Indian adaptation of Shakespeare,s Hamlet, has already gripped Bollywood, with Mittra launching youth icon & TV host Pravesh Rana as Hamlet. “we will set Hamlet in North and I would like to shoot in the city that I owe a lot too. Who know,s Hamlet junior might study in my school, in the film.”