Fox Star Studios and Rose Movies’ coming-of-age romantic comedy London Paris New York, which stars Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari, promises to bring the wit back into Bollywood’s romantic comedies. The film which marks the directorial debut of Anu Menon hits cinemas on 2nd March,2012.
Capturing the angst of the young twenties, London Paris New York is the story of Nikhil and Lalitha two completely different individuals who are drawn to each other in spite of their differences or perhaps because of it. The film follows their journey of love as they meet in London, Paris and New York for a night in each city. Says producer Shrishti Arya, “The film is completely shot internationally. We are happy to be working with Anu Menon who with her background of London Film School brings to the project the right balance of understanding emotional appeal in an international setting.”
London Paris New York also marks Ali Zafar’s debut as music composer. After proving his mettle at playback singing, the actor, singer, painter and lyricist is kicked about the music of his forthcoming film, that promises to be anything but conventional. While filming last year in London, Ali Zafar revealed: “For London, Paris, New York I am composing the music, writing the songs and singing them. You will see that in my future projects as well.”
About the music he said, “I wanted to create sounds that are fresh and since the film touches on different emotions I could experiment with genres. There are many ‘live’ instruments used to give the songs an organic feel. It’s not going to be conventional”
Adds Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios India “We are happy to announce that London Paris New York is set to release on the 2nd March,2012.This coming-of-age comedy is a project that we are very excited about..it’s a step towards bringing something different to the romantic-comedy palette that will appeal to the youth…It speaks their language, reflects their aspirations and the angst and joys of falling in love. The music of the film is very special and will appeal to the heartbeat of the youth .. ”
London Paris New York is a film that captures the angst of the twenties, the most dramatic period of one’s life – when you have to find a career; you have your first significant relationship and most importantly form your identity in this world.
This is story about Lalitha, a middle class south Indian girl from Chembur (an eastern suburb in mumbai) who is on her way to New York to study politics with full scholarship, and Nikhil, a punjabi, rich kid from Bandra (a posh western suburb of Mumbai – read new money) who is going to study Film Making in London on 100% dad’s money. They decide to hangout together one evening in London and find that they are completely drawn to each other even as their future lies on separate continents.
The film follows their personal journey and their love story as they meet in London, Paris and New York for a night each over eight years. The film is in three chapters and each chapter will be shot in a manner that mirrors the mental state of Nikhil and Lalitha.. The three bridges on the three rivers – Thames, Seine and Hudson witness the three states of love.
Music is integral to the film and takes form according to the moods. The three cities also give a dramatic canvas to create different exciting themes. Pop -Romance in London. Electronic Sufi in Paris. Blues-rap in New York. Blended in with Indian true bollywood style.The dialogues are natural and fresh and you get a sense that you are eavesdropping on these two characters. The film is romantic but not sentimental in the least. Even though there are discussing a lot of meaningful stuff, the film is always underpinned by humor.
Check out this first trailer and some exclusive stills for the film!