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Victoria: Feature Film (2023)

Victoria – Ek Rahasya (transl. Victoria – A Mystery), a Marathi-language horror-thriller film directed by Virajas Kulkarni and Jeet Ashok.
The film boasts an impressive cast, including Pushkar Jog, Sonalee Kulkarni, and Akshay Kulkarni in the lead roles.
The story follows Ankita and Siddharth, who check into Hotel Victoria in the heart of Scotland. However, their excitement turns to dread when they realize that the proprietor, Adhiraj, is hiding some dark secrets. As they settle in, Ankita begins to sense a malevolent presence lurking in the shadows. Is it all in their minds, or is there something more sinister at play? As the clock ticks, they race to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.
Initially scheduled to hit theatres on December 16th, the release of Avatar: The Way of Water on the same day prompted the film’s producers to push back the release date to January 13th, 2023. Eventually, the film was also made available on Amazon Prime.
The movie was line produced by Parag Sankhe and Square Elephant Productions.

The Isle Tide Hotel: Live-action Interactive Mystery Game

A live-action interactive mystery game, The Isle Tide Hotel, for PC, PS5, PS4, Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android, releasing in Q2 2023.

In The Isle Tide Hotel, Josh Malone receives a letter from a private investigator who has been hired by his estranged daughter to locate him. However, his daughter has now gone missing. Josh travels to the Isle Tide Hotel to look for her but soon discovers this is no ordinary hotel.

Inspired by classic RPGs with branching dialogue options, The Isle Tide Hotel will have seven main endings featuring 14 different outcomes. It’ll also have a number of side quests which also have their own dedicated endings.

The Isle Tide Hotel stars Michael D. Xavier, Jemima Rooper, Amit Shah, Richard Brake, Georgie Glen, Tristram Wymark, Jessica Ellerby, and Joni Ayton-Kent.

Director/Writer: Harry Chadwick 

Producer: Grace Chadwick 

Line Producer: Parag Sankhe / Square Elephant Productions

Cinematography: Ravenna Tran

Special Forces: The Ultimate Test: FOX TV Show (2023)

FOX is presenting the ultimate celebrity social experiment, Special Forces: The Ultimate Test (Working Title), an all-new series in which household names endure some of the harshest, most grueling challenges from the playbook of the actual Special Forces selection process.

There are no votes, and no eliminations – just survival. These celebrities, who are so used to being in the spotlight, quickly learn the meaning of “no guts, no glory” – and no glam. The series debuts in January 2023.

The 16 celebrity recruits include Danny Amendola, Mel B, Hannah Brown, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, and Carli Lloyd.

Also on board are Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Anthony Scaramucci and Jamie Lynn Spears.

“Special Forces: The Ultimate Test puts celebrities you know and love through the most pure and authentic test of endurance that I have ever seen. In many ways, it is more about mental strength than physical strength,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials.

“It’s an eye-opening glimpse into the most intense training in the world and gives a taste of the grit and bravery our armed forces show on a daily basis, which was a life-changing experience for these celebrities.”

The series is based on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The series, which will debut in January 2023, was filmed in Jordan over the summer. It is produced by Minnow Films, the British production company behind the original C4 series, and exec produced by Sophie Leonard, Alicia Kerr, Becky Clarke and its been produced by Minnow Films and line Produced by Parag Sankhe.

36 Gunn: Feature Film (2022)

#36Gunn In Cinemas in India from 4th November 2022.

#36Gunn is a fantastic story about a couple married with the help of the Indian tradition of matching 36 points on Horoscopes who end up in the UK for their Honeymoon and truly end up discovering/questioning their compatibility.
In Hindu tradition, Horoscope matching is the first step towards marriage to ensure the couple is compatible.
This exercise has been a part of India’s culture for 1000s of years, but our director Samit Kakkad and the writer Hrishikesh Koli would like to question whether this 1000-year-old tradition is still necessary for a happy marriage.
It’s funny, sad and romantic and I hope you will enjoy it.

It’s the 1st film I worked on, and it’s going to be a visual treat as it’s been shot in India and all over the UK, London, Glasgow, Ediborha and York.

कुंडली नाही, मतं जुळावी लागतात!
‘३६ गुण’ ४ नोव्हेंबरपासून आपल्या जवळच्या चित्रपटगृहात !

36 Gunn trailer:

36 Gunn Song

Starring : Santosh Juvekar, Purva Pawar, Pushkar Shrotri, Vijay Patkar, Swati Bowalekar, Vaibhav Raj Gupta
Directed by : Samit Kakkad
Produced by : Mohaan Nadaar, Samit Kakkad, Santosh Juvekar, Savitri Vinod Gaikwad
Presented by : Nikhil Raibole, Bhupendrakumar Nandan, Cafe Marathi
Partner TPHQ : ketki pandit Mehta
Distributed by : Sunshine Studios
Story & Screenplay by : Hrishikesh Koli, Samit Kakkad
Dialogues by : Hrishikesh Koli
Cinematography by : Prasad Bhende
Editors : Ashish Mhatre, Apurva Motiwale Sahai
Music by : Ajit Parab
Singer : Harshwardhan Wavre
Programming: Aditya Kudalkar
Recording : Avadhut Wadkar , Ajivasan
Lyrics by : Mangesh Kagne
Live Percussion : Nilesh Parab
Chorus : Sonal , Veena , Reshma
Mastering : Mastering World (UK)
Costumes by : Deepa Mehta (Queen of Hearts)
Choreography by : Sujit Kumar
Sound Design by : Rohit Pradhan
Music Co : Video Palace
DI Lab by : Red Chillies
Executive Producer : Milind Shingte
Production Company : The Production Headquarters ltd, Samit Kakkad Films
Production Assistant: Finn Hitchcock
Marketing & PR : Media One
Digital Marketing : It’s Social Time
Visual Promotion : Just Right Studioz NX
Publicity Campaign : Brain On Rent
Post Producer : Durgesh Gupta

Footprints on Water: Feature film (2022)

Indian thespian Adil Hussain (“Star Trek: Discovery, “Life of Pi”) and British actor Antonio Aakeel (“Eaten By Lions,” “Tomb Raider”) will headline British Indian feature film “Footprints on Water.”

Written by Neetha Syam (“Thaara”) and to be directed by Nathalia Syam, “Footprints on Water” will tell the story of an illegal immigrant father in the U.K. who is frantically searching for his missing daughter while trying to avoid the police radar. Through this search, the film will portray the lives of immigrants of various nationalities who arrive in the U.K. hoping to turn their lives around.

Hussain will play the father, and Indian actor Lena Kumar (“Anveshanam”) will portray his wife, who is the missing girl’s stepmother. Another Indian actor, Nimisha Sajayan, who was the lead in 2019 Venice Film Festival title “Shadow of Water,” will play the daughter. Aakeel plays the role of an Afghani refugee.

The film is produced by Mohaan Nadaar’s London-based outfit The Production Headquarters, whose credits include several U.K.-India features, including the upcoming, Scotland-shot “Rat on a Highway” featuring Bollywood star Randeep Hooda (“A Suitable Boy,” “Extraction”).

“This story is written by two sisters and it feels like its their first-hand experience that they have painted in words,” Hussain told Variety. “I trust that they will be able to transform words into intense and moving visuals. I feel the truthfulness in their endeavor. The dreams, the hope, demolition of the dreams, the realization as to what are the most important aspects in life, are very engagingly interwoven in the narrative.”

“As immigrants of Indian origin brought up in Britain, we’ve had a ringside view into the lives of various people, their cultures and ethnicities,” Nathalia Syam told Variety. “Neetha’s script will be visually approached by elements of realism. Through the plot of an illegal immigrant father’s search for his missing daughter, we raise the question of what happens, when the invisibles go missing.”


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