UTV Motion Pictures has today announced the release date for Ghanchakkar as June 21, 2013.
Comic-thriller Ghanchakkar is directed by Rajkumar Gupta and stars Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in the lead. This is the 3rd film in a row for Rajkumar Gupta and UTV after Aamirand No One Killed Jessica. The film has music by composer Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
About the movie
Ghanchakkar narrates the story of the protagonist (Emraan) who is an ex-conman named Sanju. He is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. The problem is – he has an ambitious wife (played by Vidya) with her own notions of the world and therefore gets sucked into a ‘chakkar’ and has to suffer two thugs in the process – one with a bad ailment and one with a bad sense of humour, leading to madness, confusion and chaos and unleashing some mad cap characters in his life. Will Sanju survive the madness and prevent himself from turning into a Ghanchakkar? is the plot of the film.
Studios – Disney UTV:
Bringing together the best of both worlds, The Walt Disney Studios and UTV Motion Pictures have formed one of the leading film studios in India. The Studio’s activities span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films in India and worldwide.
UTV Motion Pictures as a dominant player in the Indian film industry has been in the forefront of bringing Indian films to a global audience and the last decade in Indian cinema has seen UTV delivering some of the most iconic films including Swades, Rang De Basanti, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday, Dev D, Khosla Ka Ghosla, The Namesake, Life in a Metro, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Fashion, Kaminey, No One Killed Jessica, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli Live, Delhi Belly and more recently Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Paan Singh Tomar, Rowdy Rathore, Heroine and Barfi!. If Rowdy Rathore has recently emerged as the 5th highest grosser of all time in Indian cinema, Barfi! is now the 2nd highest grosser of 2012. Barfi! is also India’s official entry to the Oscars 2013. This is UTV’s 4th film in the last 7 years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; earlier films were Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009) and Peepli Live (2010). In 2011, UTV also became one of the few studios to successfully venture into South Indian cinema with Deiva Thirumagal and Muran, and has had a successful 2012 so far with Vettai, Kalakalappu@Masala Café, Mugamoodi and Thaandavam in Tamil, Grandmaster and Husbands in Goa in Malayalam. UTV has a library of over 70 films including Hindi, Regional, Animation and International Productions, which have been showcased in over 50 festivals across 28 countries, receiving almost 250 awards in the last 7 years.
The Walt Disney Studios has seen unprecedented box office success in India recently with MARVEL’s The Avengers which was distributed and marketed in India by UTV Motion Pictures. The film emerged as the 4th highest grosser of all-time amongst Hollywood films in India. Prior to this, Cars 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 released in 2011 and were the biggest animation and live action titles of all time for Disney in the country. In 2010, Prince of Persia became the highest grossing western film in India that year. Earlier, Disney released its first live action Hindi feature Do Dooni Chaar in 2010 and subsequently after the success of the film, released Anaganaga-O-Dheerudu, a Telugu feature targeted at the southern audiences and second Hindi live-action film Zokkomon.
Coming up from the combined Studio is an inimitable slate with films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Race 2, AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD), Kai Po Che!, Himmatwala, Ghanchakkar, Chennai Express and Satyagraha in Hindi, and Settai in Tamil and Telugu.