Deven Khote, co-founder, UTV, turns Director with the upcoming flick, ‘Film City, ’ starring John Abraham which went on floors on April 17. Photo Credit: Sawf News
April 19, 2009, (
The film, set against the backdrop of the Indian Film Industry, is a light-hearted story of a chawl situated next to Film City, a Bollywood studio complex.
It follows the misadventures, antics and lives of its quirky residents as they try to piece together their own movie. The protagonist of the film, Raju, a spotboy who is a life-long resident of the chawl, sets the ball rolling!
The film will be shot on sets and locations in Mumbai. Ram Sampath will compose the musical score of the film, Mahesh Aney is the cinematographer and Nitin Desai is the art director.
Commenting on his debut venture, Deven Khote, co-founder, UTV said, “After gaining an understanding of various avenues in the entertainment industry, direction was the obvious choice, an unexplored avenue. Film City is an amalgamation of two thoughts, one which got sparked off by observing a spot boy and the other deriving inspiration from a bunch of boys in Malegaon spoofing themselves, Film City brings the two together and centers around these nuts trying to make a film.”
Alpana Mishra, COO, UTV Motion Pictures said, “Inspite of this movie being Deven’s maiden venture, he has always been the one in command whether on ideas, concepts and now fully on top of the pre production. Watching him take on direction with such ease was a classic display of perfectionism at its best.”
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