Thursday, January 15, 2009

IDREAM'S - “STRAIGHT-Ek Tedhi Medhi Love Story!!”


IDream Productions bringing “STRAIGHT-Ek Tedhi Medhi Love Story!!” soon. iDream initially pioneered new age cinema with the successful distribution of ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Bollywood/ Hollywoodand ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ in India. In production, IDream experimented in new genres – a ground breaking VFX heavy children film ‘Jajantaram Mamantaram’, a political thriller ‘16 December’ and a mythological ‘Agnivarsha’, each breaking new grounds in story telling and unique marketing. iDream then crossed new frontiers by investing in international productions - a mockumentary ‘King of Bollywood’,Naina’ a supernatural/horror thriller which has been sold to more than a dozen countries and ‘The Sick House’ a British horror film which was recently released by New Line Cinema in North America.Latest relase was Tahaan - A boy with a grenade. A boy with a grenade” is a fable-like journey of the eponymous eight-year-old boy, whose life revolves around the pursuit to find real purpose in his little world.

Staright is directed by Parvathi Balgopalan. The star cast of the film is Vinay Pathak, Siddharth Makkar, Achla Sachdev, Daman Baggan, Ketaki Dave, Anuj Chaudhary, Rasik Dave, Gul Panag..

Vinay Pathak play the main lead in Straight as Pinu Patel, started off with bit roles before being noticed for his role in the comedy Khosla Ka Ghosla. Soon after that, his stellar performance in the comedy Bheja Fry won him rave reviews, Oh, My God (2008) Rajendra Dubey ,Dasvidaniya (2008) Amar Kaul ,Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) Balwinder "Bobby" Khosla ,Via Darjeeling (2008) Inspector Robin Dutt . Gul Panag-Former Miss india in 1999 seen in many films like Summer 2007( Vishaka), Hello Priyanka Adapted from Chetan Bhagat's book One Night @ The Call Center and now will be seen in Straight (film).

The Music is given by Sagar Desai.The film is produced by Shripal Morakhia, Charlotte Wontner

The movie is in the midst of central London, a successful Indian restaurant called ‘Gaylord’ is run by a Londoner of Indian origin called Pinu. A simple soul at heart, Pinu has many complexes – a special one being that he is a virgin and has experienced no intimacy with a woman. To top that, his biggest fear is to be laughed at by people… an ever-repeating phenomenon with him. Pinu is quite an introvert and has no real friends…the closest he has ever gotten to a friendship is with his foster brother rajat, who is quite a contrast to his own personality –A casual air about him, he is the lead singer of a rock band. Rajat is very fond of pinu, though is often a source of annoyance to him as he finds pinu really funny.

One day, a young Indian fellow called Kamlesh comes to his restaurant and asks for a job as a stand-up comedian. Quite thrown off, Pinu initially refuses but finally lets him join as a cook, who also does a stand-up act in the evenings. On the same day, he hires a new cashier - Renu, a young art student from India, who has a passion for caricatures. Life changes dramatically for Pinu as Gaylord begins to transform… Renu works on the look of the place, makes cheerful caricatures for customers while Kamles is a fabulous cook with a great talent for making people laugh in his acts and soon the restaurant is more happening and the business is much better. But the greatest difference they bring to his life is friendship. There is a visible difference in pinu’s personality now as he lets himself hang out a bit with them.

One fine day, Pinu is thrown in to a daze as he walks away from the restaurant …he has discovered a totally new fear – he might be Gay!!

Pinu seeks refuge in Rajat’s advice which is quite simply – screw a woman!

‘Straight!!’ is a funny tale about Pinu, who struggles with himself, his fears and his complexes, to ‘come out’ as straight and find himself a love story. The Story is by Uttam Gada.

- H. S. Communication

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