“BARAH AANA”March 19th, 2009 - 1:33 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
The film releases on 20th March.
Naseeruddin Shah and Vijay Raaz will be seen together on the silver screen once again in Raja Menon’s ‘Barah Aana’.
The two actors have previously shared screen space in Mira Nair’s award winning ‘Monsoon wedding’ which went on to win accolades at Venice film festival and was nominated for Golden Globe awards.
Insiders say that Vijay’s performance in ‘Barah Aana’ is his finest acting performance till date and well, what more can be said about the ever so talented Naseeruddin Shah who will be playing a ‘common man’ the film.
Tannishtha Chatterjee is a Bengali Indian actress often referred by the Indian Media as the Princess of Parallel Cinema. Her first film “Swaraj’ won a National Film Award. critical acclaim has been a constant companion with films like “Shadows of Time’ a German film , Partho Sengupta’s award winning Indo-French film, “Let the Wind Blow’, “Strings’, “Kasturi’ and Bengali film “Bibar’ for which she won the best actress in 2006 Osian Film Festival and the 2007 BFJA awards. Recently, her British film ‘Brick Lane’ directed by Sarah Gavron gave her a Best Actress nomination for the prestigious British Independent Film Awards. She is also a Trained Hindustani Classical Vocalist she has also sung for movies like “Page 3″, “Road” and her own movies.
Story, Script and Direction Raja Menon
Screenplay and Dialogues Raj Kumar Gupta
Cinematographer Priya Seth
Production Design Anuradha Shetty
Sound Design Debasish Mishra
Editor Hemanti Sarkar
Producers Raj Yerasi, Giulia Achilli and Raja Menon
Production Company Bandra West Pictures
Release Date - 20th March ‘09
Character names :
Naseeruddin Shah - Shukla
Vijay Raaz - Yadav
Arjun Mathur - Aman
Violante Placido - Kate
Tannishtha Chatterjee - Rani
Barah Aana, a comedy of real life, revolves around a driver (Naseeruddin Shah), watchman (Vijay Raaz), and waiter (Arjun Mathur) who accidentally stumble into a crime and then realize it’s not a bad business.
Barah Aana is a comedy of real life, set in today’s Mumbai. The story revolves around three unlikely friends: a driver (Naseeruddin Shah), a watchman (Vijay Raaz), and a waiter (Arjun Mathur). The driver is an older man, stoic but dependable. The watchman, in his 30s, is a pushover at work but otherwise mischievous. The waiter is a young, swaggering chap, brimming with ambition. Living together, their different attitudes make for interesting banter.
At some point, misfortune befalls the watchman and, due to a series of chance events, he stumbles into a crime. Striking upon a seemingly low-risk way to make good money, and discovering a new sense of self-confidence, he tries to entice the others to join him in a series of such crimes. Cat and mouse games ensue between the three as personalities change, but events soon spiral out of control, leading them in a direction none of them had wanted to take…
Featuring a talented ensemble cast, Barah Aana is based on an original script. The running time is 97 minutes.
In the festival circuit, Barah Aana has been to IFFI (Goa int’l film festival, in Nov), IFFK (Kerala int’l film festival, in Dec), and PIFF (Pune int’l film festival, in Jan) and received good reviews. The film has been invited to a film festival at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC in June and will be attending that.
About the Production House :
Bandra West Pictures is a multi-disciplinary film production house headquartered in Mumbai. We produced and released our first feature film, “Bas Yun Hi” (starring Nandita Das, Purab Kohli, and Tannishtha Chatterjee) in 2003. We have just produced our second feature film, “Barah Aana” (starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Arjun Mathur, Violante Placido, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Jayati Bhatia, Benjamin Gilani, and Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal)
We have also been producing TV commercials, music videos, and corporate videos for over 10 years. We have produced over 200 TV commercials for some of India’s top consumer brands, including Ford, Lizol, Harpic, Apollo Tyres, Playwin, Mahindra Holidays, and others.
“Monsoon Wedding” by Mira Nair; “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” by Stephen Norrington
“Monsoon Wedding” by Mira Nair; “Hari Om” by Ganapathy Bharat
“Migration” by Mira Nair; “Positive” by Farhan Akhtar; “Luck by Chance” by Zoya Akhtar
“La Cena Per Farli Conoscere” by Pupi Avati; “Ovunque Sei” by Michele Placido
“Brick Lane” by Sarah Gavron; “Shadows of Time” by Florian Gallenberger
“68 Pages” by Sridhar Rangayan; “The Vagina Monologues” theatre production
“Cotton Mary” by Ismail Merchant; “Black” by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
“Waqt: The Race Against Time” by Vipul Shah; “Holi” by Ketan Mehta. -Sampurn Media
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