Madhup Yadav. Chandigarh. 22nd April : Veteran film director Shyam Benegal has collaborated with BIG Pictures for his next film. Benegal brings a satirical comedy film ‘Well Done Abba’ film starring Boman Irani in a double role, with Minissha Lamba and Sammir Dattani in pivotal roles. It also stars Ravi Kishen, Ila Arun, Salim Ghouse, Sonali Kulkarni, Rajit Kapur, Yashpal Sharma, Ravi Jhankal and Deepika Amin in supporting roles. The film has also been shot in parts at Film City, Whistling Woods, Mumbai and the Mumbai – Pune Expressway. Shyam Benegal has been considered as the leading filmmakers of the country ever since his first feature film, Ankur was released. As a director, author and a social activist, Benegal has been honoured with some of the most prestigious awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Dadasaheb Phalke Award and numerous National Film Award.
‘Well Done Abba’ narrates the story of Mumbai based working driver Armaan Ali. He takes a month leave to find out husband for his teenage daughter, who lives in a small locality close to Hyderabad. Only after 3 months when Armaan returns back to work, his young employer wants to sack him but is persuaded to listen to the reason why Armaan got so delayed.
This film is inspired by two short stories; ‘Narsaiyyan Ki Bavdi’ by Jeelani Bano and ‘Phulwa Ka Pul’ by Sanjeev and a film treatment by Jayant Kriplani. A screenplay by Ashok Mishra and music by Shantanu Moitra, lyrics penned by Ashok Mishra, Swanand Kirkire & Ila Arun.