Although Gadar... was labeled a blockbuster hit and Zee
notched up a good profit for the year ended March 2002, the company
is playing safe and following the market trend this time. All upcoming
releases are readied with modest budgets, unlike the Gadar...
While Khosla Ka Ghosla is schedule to release in December
and Dollar Aunty will roll out in the theatres in about four
months time. An off-beat bilingual (Hindi and English) film Khosla
Ka Ghosla is also being aimed for a release abroad in a festival
competition circuit. A directorial venture of Dibakar Banerjee,
the small-budget project stars Boman Irani and Tara Sharma. The
second release, Dollar Aunty is in the last stages of production.
That apart, the company has entered the distribution segment too.
It has bought the all India distribution rights of Kagaar
which after being postponed a number of times, is finally scheduled
to release on 30 October. Starring debutante Amitabh Dayal along
side noted actors Nandita Das and Om Puri, Kagaar is the
story of a cop, an encounter specialist to be precise.
Written by Saransh, Arth and Prahar fame writer Sujeet
Sen, the movie tell a story of two friends who come from a remote
village. One becomes a police officer and the other one becomes
an underworld don. Needless to say Dayal portrays the police officer;
Das plays the role of his wife and Om Puri that of a senior cop.
The movie is directed by Excuse me fame N Chandra, who is
also working on a feature film on the life of India's former prime
minister Indira Gandhi.