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Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari trailer is a laugh riot that pays homage to family entertainers of the 90s

The world needs a little bit of humor and some bone tickling comedies to survive the grimness of 2020. Keeping that in mind, Zee Studios is all set to release the trailer of their new film Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari today. With Diljit Dosanjh wowing the audience with some crackling punch lines, and Fatima Sana Shaikh ready to be seen in a drastically different avatar and Manoj Bajpayee, who plays a wedding detective making his living out of spying on prospective grooms. The actor dons multiple looks in the trailer as he disguises himself while on the job. 

Bajpayee plays Madhu Mangal Rane with flair and steadfast conviction. Battling him out is his equally worthy opponent, Suraj Singh Dhillon played affably by Diljit. Fatima plays a Marathi mulgi from Bombay, with a rebellious streak, whose family wants to see her settled.

Set in 1995 Bombay, the director has captured the city in all its glory. Every detail of the era is beautifully woven into the trailer, from the typical cars reminiscent of the 90s to the background score that was a trademark of the 90s Hindi films.

Talking about his passion project, director Abhishek Sharma says, “This film captures the innocence of bygone times. There is certain simplicity in the tone we have used which we hope to remind people of the movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee. It is a clean family-comedy. It is a funny film but we have consciously ensured to not tread into slapstick humor. It’s a take on the great Indian wedding ‘milestone’ where the whole family participated and ends up in hilarious situations.”

Shariq Patel, CEO Zee Studios, told us, “We are proud to present a clean wholesome family entertainer as Zee Studio’s first in house film production. Cinema in India has always been a community experience, and we are hopeful that Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a film that families can enjoy together this Diwali.”

The film is produced by Zee Studios and it’s slated to release around Diwali.

Ishaan Khatter & Ananya Panday’s Khaali Peeli to wow audiences soon

Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday’s Khaali Peeli, a masala entertainer, is all set to enthrall the audiences as the makers launch the teaser.  Temperatures are about to soar as the film, a young, edgy masala entertainer, directed by Maqbool Khan, that will bring Ishaan and Ananya together for the first time, is on its way to wow the audiences.


Producer Ali Abbas Zafar said, “Khaali Peeli is a complete desi entertainer. Ishaan, Ananya’s energetic chemistry, and Jaideep’s credibility make this ride cooler and edgier.”

Producer Himanshu Kishan Mehra says, “We have made this film with a lot of heart and hard work, and I’m super excited that audiences will get to experience our film soon. I hope Khaali Peeli entertains the audiences in such unprecedented times”.

Director Maqbool Khan said, “It’s been a pleasure working with Ishaan & Ananya—two powerhouses who have given fantastic performances! Khaali Peeli is a young, edgy, mad roller-coaster ride that I hope the audiences will enjoy thoroughly!”

Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios added, “Khaali Peeli is a complete package of high-octane action, song & dance, and high on emotions. It’s going to bring back the quintessential feel of Bambaiya language used in the film after a long time. At a time like now when audiences are hungry for fresh, new content, we can’t wait to bring this film!”

Produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra, Ali Abbas Zafar & Zee Studios, directed by Maqbool Khan, Khaali Peeli stars Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday, Jaideep Ahlawat, among others.

Zee Studios announces its next production, a social comedy, 14 Phere

Sometimes it takes 14 phere to get a happily ever after, or does it? Zee Studios announces its next production, a social comedy 14 Phere directed by Devanshu Singh and written by Manoj Kalwani, slated to release on July 9, 2021.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrOlCSVXnBg

Actors Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda will be pairing up for the first time in this quirky, contemporary social comedy that promises to be a complete entertainer—a roller coaster ride with ‘Sanjay’ and ‘Aditi’ on their adventures and misadventures.

Actor Vikrant Massey said, “The script hit me hard, the ideology of the film and the main thought behind the story is something that has been with me, individually. When I heard the script, it felt like two halves becoming one, I would have been a fool to let go of this film. It’s a beautiful story that speaks of very pertinent things relevant in today’s times. I’m really looking forward to working with Kriti. I’ve seen her films and she is a very good actor! Can’t wait to get started!”

Actor Kriti Kharbanda said, “14 Phere is a socially relevant, promising, fun script on a kick-ass subject. From the moment I heard the script, I found myself extremely excited! It’s led by a great team headed by Devanshu, whose previous work I admire. I absolutely love the character of Aditi that I will be portraying in this film—I think I’ve become Aditi already! I’m looking forward to sharing screen space with Vikrant who’s a terrific actor. Super excited to get started in bringing Aditi to life!”

Commenting on the announcement, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, “14 Phere is an important film that beautifully captures the heart and heartland of India—it’s a quirky, contemporary, emotional and relevant film which also highlights how weddings, most often, happen between two families, not just two people. We needed a fresh, new pairing and we couldn’t have been happier to have Vikrant and Kriti on board! We are currently working on pre-production, and prepping to go on floor in November.”

Director Devanshu Singh said, “14 Phere is a full-blown family entertainer. A contemporary social comedy with elements of romance, comedy of errors, lots of emotions, adventures-misadventures and celebrations. It’s full of surprises. I’m super thrilled to be working with Vikrant and Kriti, they are supremely talented yet so real and fun to work with. The best part is that they believe in the script as much as I do. Can’t wait to go on floors!”

Produced by Zee Studios, 14 Phere, starring Vikrant Massey & Kriti Kharbanda, directed by Devanshu Singh, is slated to release on July 9, 2021.

Zee Studios unveils ace choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis’ film’s title: Rocket Gang

Zee Studios today announced the title of ace choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis’ directorial ROCKET GANG, a dance horror comedy, slated to release in summer 2021. A genre-defining family entertainer, Rocket Gang, will be headlined by 5 of the most talented kids scouted from across the country, with Aditya Seal and Nikita Dutta among others. Staying true to their promise, Rocket Gang will also feature selected dancers who participated in the reality show, Dance India Dance. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO78CYYdsNE

A first in Bollywood, parts of Rocket Gang will be shot in real-time VR (virtual reality), paving the way for more advanced, immersive way of filmmaking in India. Famously used in recent Hollywood blockbusters such as The Jungle Book and The Mandalorian, this modern, cutting edge, real-time VR technique will provide an interactive experience and enhance the pre-visualization process for director Bosco Leslie Martis during the shoot of the film.  

Director Bosco Leslie Martis said, “It’s an emotional day for me as I step into my responsibility as a filmmaker. A genre-defining film, Rocket Gang is a fun, crazy, emotional entertainer that audiences can watch as a family together. I’m super excited and pumped to use this amazing, game-changing real-time VR technology to shoot, we will also be creating a 3-dimensional virtual set to make it as realistic as possible. It’s a true collaboration with Zee Studios who are leaving no stone unturned for me to get the best possible immersive and interactive experience to create truly spectacular visuals necessary to fulfil my vision for Rocket Gang. A spectacle film needs spectacular virtual production!”  

Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios commented, “We are super excited to shoot the film with this amazing, most modern technology, real-time VR, which has been custom-developed to suit our film’s specific requirements. For the first time used in any Bollywood film, it is a game changer for spectacle films that are VFX-heavy like Rocket Gang. It will not only drastically reduce our post-production time but also decrease expected manpower during the shoot, thereby, adhering to all safety guidelines when we start the shoot. We are preparing to go on floor in a couple of months as soon as we complete our pre-production work.” 

Produced by Zee Studios, Rocket Gang is currently in pre-production, will go on floors in the next few months, and slated to release in summer 2021.

Choreographer Bosco Martis to make India’s first dance-horror film

Ace choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis recently announced his directorial debut, a Zee Studios in-house production.

“As a choreographer, I wanted explore my skills in the dancing world by without trying to attempt a film on the lines of Step Up. So I came up with the concept of a dance-based horror-comedy. It sets the platform to create something magical,” said Bosco who is working on the screenplay with a team of writers. He goes on to add that not many people globally are aware about the genre. “The only thing anybody can recollect is Michael Jackson’s music video, Thriller. We are still working on the film and will have something interesting to offer as the attempt is to create a unique experience for the audience,” he informed.

India’s first dance-horror with dollops of comedy, the film is going to be mounted on a big scale, as confirmed by the studio. Confirming the news, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, “We are super excited to make the film with this unique, never-done-before genre in India. It’s a delight to partner with Bosco, not only to direct the film, but also as a judge on our iconic TV show Dance India Dance”.

Bosco will also be making the dreams of a few participants, chosen from thousands across the country, come true by giving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feature in his upcoming film.

Film is currently being developed, and will begin casting soon but Bosco promises that there will be an A-lister. He added that the film will go on floors in the second half of the year.

PUSHPAK VIMAN trailer and music launched

Grandfather is first friend for grandson and grandson is the last friend of grandfather. This is the perfect true equation always. Zee Studios presentation PUSHPAK VIMAN is such an emotional tale of grandfather and grandson played by veteran actor Mohan Joshi and Subodh Bhave.

The trailer and music was launched in presence of cast, crew and celebrities from the industry. Also present were Shariq Patel and Mangesh Kulkarni of Zee Studios.

This year after giving films like Ye Ye Re Paisa, Gulabjaam and Nude, Zee Studios PUSHPAK VIMAN will release on 3 August 2018. The film is written by Subodh Bhave and directed by Vaibhav Chinchalkar.

The film is produced by Manjari Subodh Bhave, Arun Joshi, Meenal Shripat Indulkar, Sunil Phadtare and Varsha Patil. The story is written by Subodh Bhave, dialogues by Chetan Saindane who has also written screenplay with Vaibhav Chinchalkar, editing by Aashish Mhatre and Apoorva Motiwale Sahay, cinematography by Mahesh Aane, art direction by Santosh Phutane, background score by Santosh Mulekar. The executive producer is Ratnakant Jagtap.

The music album have 6 songs composed by Narendra Bhide and Santosh Mulekar on lyircs penned by Sameer Samant and Chetan Saidane. The songs are sung by Shaunak Abhisheki, Aanand Bhate, Jaytirth Mewundi, Vinay Mandke and Nakash Aziz.

PUSHPAK VIMAN stars Mohan Joshi, Subodh Bhave, Gauri Kiran, Suyash Jhunjhurke with Rahul Deshpande in special appearance.