Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Saregama’s new film studio, Yoodlee Films, is committed to release one film every month, starting with “Brij Mohan Amar Rahe”, the story of a man sentenced to death for his own murder, which is hitting the screens on September 1.
The upcoming release will be distributed by PVR Pictures, a Yoodlee Films statement said on Wednesday.
“The banner will produce films that are thought-provoking and engaging; narrating unique socially significant stories that deserve to be seen by the world at large. Primarily targeted at discerning viewers in the age group of 18-30 years, who are exposed to world cinema through the increasing use of digital platforms, these films will cater to the target group’s inherent need to watch strong thematic content.
“The studio is committed to bringing to the audience films that tell powerful stories- either inspired by true incidents or celebrated works of world literature. Keeping it real and believable, each film is shot in actual locations, with sync sound to give to the audience the real feel of the milieu that the story is based in,” the statement added.
Directed by Nikhil Bhatt, “Brij Mohan Amar Rahe” talks about Brijmohan, who fakes his own death to escape his humdrum life and nagging wife. It is inspired by a true story.
On September 22, the banner will release a Tamil and Malayalam bilingual drama “Abhi & Anu”, about two lovers who face a secret that can destroy their love. It is helmed by BR Vijayalakshmi.
Subsequently, there are projects like “Ascharyachakit” — a tale of intertwined lives of a Bollywood star, his chauffeur, a prostitute and her pimp. This project, directed by Samit Kakkad, is said to be inspired by the works of Saadat Hasan Manto.
Then there’s “Ajji”, a take on the famous Red Riding Hood story; “Noblemen”, about a 15-year-old boy who is terrorized by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school; Sarthak Dasgupta’s “The Music Teacher”; Onir’s “Kuch Bheege Alfaaz” and Aijaz Khan’s “Hamid”.