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Post Stree, the trio producers Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are back with Bala

Taking their successful association to the next level post Stree, the trio – producers Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are back with Bala featuring Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead protagonist – that touches upon the subject of premature balding in men and the social stigma around it in a profoundly funny and entertaining way.

Ever since the trailer has been launched, Ayushmann’s realistic look has become a winner with the audience, especially his fans, who cannot stop raving about his performance and the movie’s hilarious narrative.

Known for churning out content-driven, cinematic experiences, Maddock Films is set to raise the bar even higher with the hilarious and honest story of Bala, helmed by the talented storyteller, Amar Kaushik. With Jio Studios backing the project after their previous successful ventures together, the terrific trio promises the audience yet another content-driven yet commercially viable big screen experience.

balaProducer Dinesh Vijan says, “At Maddock we’ve always believed in backing a director to make his best film. With Bala, Amar has outdone Stree and taken you on a journey that will make you lose and find yourself in it. This is our third association with Jio and we couldn’t have asked for better partners, Jyoti Despande have championed the team to push farther and we feel very fortunate to have found such supportive and collaborative partners.”

Amar Kaushik adds, “It’s great to work with Dinesh and Jio Studios who not only understand the importance of good subjects but also invest in stories that really needs to be told. Bala is the story of a common man and so each of us gravitated to the subject quite naturally. We hope the audience really enjoy the movie.”

Jio Studios & Dinesh Vijan present, Bala. A Maddock Films production, directed by Amar Kaushik staring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam releases on 8th November.

Get Ready to groove on Naah Goriye from Bala

Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to amaze us yet again with his spectacular performance in Bala. The movie starring Ayushmann, Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar in the pivotal roles is already talk of the town. After releasing the first song Don’t Be Shy, the makers now unveil the next song titled, ‘Naah Goriye’.

The song features Ayushmann and Punjabi star Sonam Bajwa and they can be seen shaking their leg on singer Harrdy Sandhu’s superhit song Naah.

The foot tapping already popular song at the pubs and clubs will compel you to hit the dance floor this Diwali weekend! Composed by B Praak, the song is penned by Jaani and sung by Harrdy Sandhu.

Jio Studios & Dinesh Vijan present, Bala. A Maddock Films production, directed by Amar Kaushik staring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam releases on November 7

Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy would often dance on the sets of Made in China

To get into the groove of the day and scene, lead cast Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy would often dance on the sets of their next – Made in China

On set co-star camaraderie is something Bollywood is all too familiar with. While the notion of cat fights and ego tussles are what make stories juicy, it’s really the bonding that helps make those experiences memorable and those stories worthwhile. The vibe on the sets of Made in China was no exception!

The lead pair of Dinesh Vijan’s next production venture – Made in China – Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy found something different to bond over and that’s dancing. Both are known to have quite the flair for dance. It thus comes as no surprise to find out that first time co-stars would use dance to kick start their say and get into the mood.

“Every morning, we would play a track or two depending on the mood we had to get into for the scenes we were shooting that day and we would dance like maniacs” says Mouni. “Raj enjoys dancing just as much as I do and it was such a delight to see him share my passion and my madness. He’s really one of the coolest and most fun people I’ve worked with who doesn’t take himself too seriously but puts every ounce of his being into whatever he does – be it dancing off camera to giving that jaw dropping performance,” Mouni says signing off

Produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Cinemas, The film also stars Mouni Roy, Boman irani, Sumeet vyas, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao and is set to release this Diwali.

Rajkummar Rao’s unique look in Made In China!

Rajkummar Rao recently launched the trailer of his film Made In China along with his co-star Mouni Roy, director Mikhil Musale and producer of the film Dinesh Vijan. The trailer gave glimpse of Rao’s unique look in the film, where he plays a small time Gujarati businessman.

Known to get under the skin of every character he plays on screen, actor-extraordinaire Rajkummar Rao raised the “prep” bar many notches higher with his next – Made in China that will hit the big screen this Diwali. Since this was his first tryst with the Gujarati culture, Raj decided to take the bull by the horns and spent a month in Ahmedabad ahead of the shoot. He even spent time learning the language – both at its core and how it’s locally spoken.

Also for his look, not only did Raj gain around 8 kgs for his belly but also added a unique feature to his face, a unibrow. Interestingly, director Mikhil Musale actually has a unibrow. Inspired by his director, Raj came up with the idea of sporting the same and added it to his look to give his character, Raghu Mehta a standout feature that’ll capture eyeballs.

Raj says, “When i saw Mikhil, I immediately made up my mind to sport a unibrow. It looked very hatke and I felt it gave my character an interesting look” Well, we can definitely say that it was a good idea. Rao’s look has got a big thumbs up from his Industry colleagues.

Produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Cinemas, The film also stars Mouni Roy, Boman irani, Sumeet vyas, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao and is set to release this Diwali.

 

Janhvi Kapoor joins Dinesh Vijan’s Rooh-Afza!

After the stupendous success of Hindi Medium (2017), Stree (2018) and Luka Chuppi (2019) Dinesh Vijan seems unstoppable!  Maddock Films is slowly and steadily making a mark in telling unusual stories and yet being commercially successful!

Dinesh Vijan known to introduce the genre of horror comedy to the Hindi film industry, is all set to bring a spree of films, building an entire universe of it. If sources are to believed he green lit the projects during the inception of Stree itself!

His next venture Rooh-Afza has just announced its newest addition Janhvi Kapoor. The young star, who has made a promising debut last year will be joining the cast of Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma.

Producer Dinesh Vijan says, “For Rooh-afza we needed actors who could jump into their roles with unabashed conviction. Rajkummar and Varun are phenomenal actors, comedy is a space they excel in and own. For the female lead, we needed someone who could portray two contrasting personalities with ease and Janhvi stood out, she really connected with the script. Her talent is still raw, but she is excited about being moulded. The script is young, refreshing and totally crazy, and she is exactly that!”

For a newcomer like Janhvi this sounds challenging and exciting, producer Mrighdeep adds “We took some time to finalize the female lead. Besides being pretty, she needed to oscillate between two characters which are poles apart. You will fall in love with her in one scene and won’t believe she is the same girl in the next one. It’s not an easy switch for an actor. It’s the perfect casting”

This would  be a great opportunity for her to showcase her talent, as both characters ( Roohi and Afsana)have contrasting personalities! Takes us back to Chalbaaz days! Sriji had impeccable comic timing and it will be thrilling to see Janhvi light up the screen too.

Shoot starts in Uttar Pradesh this June and the film is slated to release on 20th March 2020. Produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba the film is being directed by debutant Hardik Mehta.

“Only a director who understands the whacky world of the film, can make the crazy characters pop out of screen… make them real, despite them being in the most absurd situations. We saw that ability in Hardik. Plus his repertoire is quite impressive,” explains Mrighdeep.

“Hardik is a perfect fit, his national award winning documentary Amdavad Ma Famous, made me take notice of him. His strength lies in tapping nuances and pulling you into the world of the film. He effortlessly brings realism to bizzare situations. There’s a thin line that connect ours and the supernatural world, and he seems to have the potential to stitch that perfectly!” says Dinesh Vijan.

Well Vijan sure has an eye for spotting talent, with debutants Amar Kaushik and Laxman Utekar (Stree and Luka Chuppi respectively) striking gold, it seems this is sure to be a winner too!

Rooh-Afza is a Maddock films production and a Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan presentation.

Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon revive the 90’s with ‘Poster Lagwa Do’

A family that dances together, stays together! Welcome to Guddu and Rashmi’s life – a couple who doesn’t want to dance or stay with the family!

Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan’s first song from their much anticipated film Luka Chuppi is already making us groove on our seats! In true 90’s style. The song features a barrage of dancers, 150 to be exact along with some super fun steps too. The couple is seen doing “ luka chuppi” with the family, played by Pankaj Tripathi, Vinay Pathak, Aparshakti Khurrana amongst others.

The foot tapping redux has been recreated by White Noise studios and has been choreographed by Vijay Ganguly.

Dinesh Vijan says, “Poster Lagwa Do was the first song we selected for the album. Actually, much before we even knew how we could use it, we acquired it, it just so happened that it fit so aptly into our plot! The video has turned out to be super fun too. It’s unlikely to use the full cast in a promotional song, as it isnt easy getting everyone back together! But it all worked out and it’s looking great!”

Dinesh Vijan presents ‘Luka Chuppi’, a Maddock Films production in association with Jio Studios, directed by Laxman Utekar, featuring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon releases on 1st March, 2019.

T-Series bags top 5 honours at IIFA Awards 2018

The 18th edition of Indian International Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, held in Bangkok on Sunday was a starry night, high on glitz glamour and of course achievement.

T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment produced Vidya Balan starer Tumhari Sulu was awarded the IIFA statuette for Best Film amidst huge applause by the audience gathered at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre in the Thai capital.

T-Series chairman and managing director Bhushan Kumar says, “We are delighted with this accolade for Tumhari Sulu. We are also thrilled about Irrfan’s win (Best Actor- Male) for Hindi Medium. It’s always a huge pleasure to work with a committed actor such as Irrfan.”

Kumar adds, “It was a proud moment when we picked up the trophy with our joint producers Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar who deserve credit for bringing Tumhari Sulu’s warm and relatable story to the audience. We are inspired to work harder on Cheat India, our next project on which T-Series and Ellipsis are working jointly.”

Additionally, T-Series and Maddock Films produced Hindi Medium fetched Saket Chaudhary the Best Director award for Tumhari Sulu.

T-Series artists/talent Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva won the Award for Best Music Direction for Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Manoj Muntashir bagged the Best Lyricist Award for Rashke Qamar for T-Series produced Baadshaho, sharing it with co-writers Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana.

T-Series wins top honours at 63rd Filmfare Awards

The 63rd Filmfare Awards proved to be a night of high glitz, glamour and achievement. T-Series films Tumhari Sulu and Hindi Medium achieved the remarkable feat of taking home three top film awards.

Hindi Medium, bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Film. A quirky social comment on the education system, Hindi Medium was jointly produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Maddock Films’ Dinesh Vijan.

T-Series had more reason to feel elated when Vidya Balan won the Best Actor (Female) Award for Tumhari Sulu, jointly produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment. Jagga Jasoos, which won Best Music Album was also released under the T-Series music label.

T-Series chairman and managing director Bhushan Kumar says, “We are overwhelmed with the recognition Hindi Medium received at the Filmfare Awards last night. We are also delighted at Vidya Balan’s win for Tumhari Sulu and Irrfan Khan’s for Hindi Medium. Working with committed actors is a huge blessing.”

Our joint producers Tanuj Garg, Atul Arun Kasbekar and Dinesh Vijan deserve equal credit for bringing these remarkable and thought provoking stories to the audience. We hope to continue to produce engaging content like Hindi Medium and Tumhari Sulu in days to come.”