Mumbai: Sony Pictures Networks Productions (formerly MSM Motion Pictures), a division of Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. (SPN), announce their next film titled ‘Mubarakan’.
Ina casting coup of sorts, Sony Pictures Networks Productions has roped in the real life ‘chacha- bhatija’ Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor to come together in a film for the first time! What’s more, the du also play ‘chachabhatija’ in the reel life. The film also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Amrita Singh amongst others.
The family comedy will be directed by none other than ace director Anees Bazmee.Anees’s last film ‘Welcome Back’ was a major hit and also starred Anil Kapoor. Priorto that, Anees had directed the Salman Khan blockbuster “Ready”. With ‘Mubarakan’this ‘Triple A’ Jodi of Anees, Anil and Arjun is all set to have the audiences entertained with comedy that will have them rolling in laughter. Anees will make sure that the ‘chacha-bhatija jodi’ replicate the same camaraderie that they share in real life on screen too.
Mubarakan is a laugh riot with confusions galore, laughter, love, egos and emotions.
Mubarakan is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios and is all set to go on the floors by November 2016. The film has been written by Balli Januja and Rupinder Chahal. ‘Mubarakan’ is slated for a 28th July 2017 release.
Sneha Rajani, Dy President and Head, Sony Pictures Networks Productions said, “We are very excited to embark on our journey for Mubarakan. From drama to horrorto slice of life cinema and now comedy, we aim to present content that engages, evokes and entertains our audiences. I am certain that Mubarakan will be one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 and we look forward to receiving the same overwhelming support like we have in our previous movies.”
Anees Bazmee, Director “Mubarakan is one of the best scripts I’ve come across in recent times. That’s what attracted me to it primarily. The highlight of the film will be Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoo coming together for the first time on screen. The madness of the script along with the fantastic ensemble cast, we are all set to create something that will be unparalleled.”
One of the youngest film studios in India, Sony Pictures Networks Productions (formerly MSM Motion Pictures) is the film production arm of Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd), a subsidiary of the Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment Network of television Channels.
The division was set up in 2013 with a mandate to produce engaging, entertaining and high quality cinema for Indian diaspora audiences worldwide. SPN Productions produced the critically acclaimed film PIKU in 2015, which went on to become one of the biggest breakout hits of the year – amassing innumerable awards including 3 National Awards.