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BOMBAY TIMES (April 28, 2011)
If the recent buzz by the Bolly twitterati is anything to go by, Balaji has completed a hat-trick of acclaimed hits, with its thrillercomedy, Shor in the City, releasing today. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the film stars a wide ensemble including Sendhil Ramamurthy, Tusshar, Pitobash, Nikhil Dwivedi, former Miss England Preeti Desai, and Radhika Apte.
After LSD and OUATIM, Ekta Kapoor saw a massive hit in the award winning Marathi production, Taaryanche Bait. Now Shor is set to hit the bull’s eye. The makers were so confident of the product that they opened it out to industry and media folk substantially in advance of the release. The overwhelming response by those who saw it, has made the film a major talking point and the first choice of cinegoers today. With a smart, innovative and effective promotional strategy, the company has turned a costeffective favourite festival film (officially invited to Pusan and Dubai) into a keenly awaited commercial thriller-comedy, which promises to leave a mark at the box office. Made cost-effectively, the slick and energetic film, which has three parallel stories running with Mumbai as the backdrop, is set to set the cash register ringing.
A sample of what acclaimed filmmakers and critics are saying:
Just watched a SUPERB film…a technical and cinematic victory!!! SHOR is a must watch!! Well done ekta!!! – Karan Johar.
Watched last nite. Out of the box More >
An image of my three-year-old daughter sitting glued to the TV, with a red dupatta on her head is etched in my mind; that’s the impact Ekta Kapoor’s soaps (in this case: Kasautii Zindagii Kay) had on my family. So, when Mumbai Mirror granted my wish to meet the czarina of television, I took them along.
Thrilled that I gifted her a Hanuman Chaleesa and a Shani Shanti Paath, Ekta offered me my choice of beverage, nimbu paani. Reminiscing the Kasautii days, I told her how I’d wished for the characters Prerna and Anurag to stay together. “Ah! My next show is based in Kolkata,” said Ekta, smiling, “And I’ve tried to keep the essence of Kasautii alive in it; I’ve named the hero Anurag Basu.”
I asked her what she enjoyed most: direction, production or being the creative head. Creatives, she told me and explained how television, unlike films, is a broken medium as people work in isolation. “There is just no time to meet and exchange ideas when you’re making hundreds of episodes together,” said Ekta, “The creative director becomes an interesting point of confluence then.”
Though a gruelling job, I wondered if parts of it were fun; did Ekta like looking through portfolios? “It’s like a medical exam,” she said, “I know every trait of the characters I visualise, their More >