No sets for Dus Tola

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The story of Dus Tola is set in the small town of Sonapur. Unlike most film makers, who prefer to erect huge village sets in Mumbai city, director Ajoy chose to shoot in a real village. “To make a village story authentic, you cannot create it in a studio. Our entire film is based in the village. So we chose to shoot at actual location in Wai and Mahabaleshwar. Certain sequences were done at Gorai too…We really had to be very creative with our lighting and camera to get proper shots.” In fact quite a lot of locals are seen in many shots as crowd. Ajoy, who is very impressed with folk tales, has had this story with him for the past 4-5 years, and had been visiting Manoj Bajpayee to sign him for the character of Shankar. “But everytime I met him, I went back for fine tuning the story. Eventually we closed it and began work when he was shooting for Rajneeti. And I am happy that I have Manoj who fits the role to the T. In fact my entire ensemble of the cast has gotten under the skin of the characters. Casting could not have been better.”

Aryan Brothers Entertainment Production presents a slice of life film Dus Tola, inspired by folktales. It is a light hearted comedy. Warner Brothers Pictures are releasing the film in India. Dus Tola is directed by debutant director, Ajoy and its star cast includes talented actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Aarti Chhabria, Asrani, Govind Prasad Namdev, Dilip Prabahvalkar, Asif Basra, Sid Makkar, and Ninad Kamat. Pallavi Sharda makes her debut with Dus Tola. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar and the music director is Sandesh Shandilya. It is being released by Warner Bros. Pictures on 22nd October, 2010.

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