Friday, September 7, 2012

Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema: FILMALANI 100

Though thousands of films are made every year in Indian cinema and especially in Hindi and various regional languages, it was in 1913 that a silent Indian film Raja Harishchandra directed and produced by Marathi icon Dadasaheb Phalke breathed life into this industry. Now, 100 years later, journalist turned filmmaker, Sandeep Malani pays an ode to the Indian film industry by recreating on the silver screen various historic moments of Hindi films in the form of a film titled Filmalani100.

Sandeep who is also an ardent devotee of the actress Sridevi and considers her to be the greatest actress ever born is all set to enthrall you soon with his Hindi film, Janleva 555 - a musical thriller with a difference. The songs and promos of his latest venture, Janleva 555 have already become a rage in cyber space.

So, what is his next film, Filmalani 100 all about? It is a movie extravaganza through which Sandeep is paying his tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema. He is all set to recreate legendary and memorable 100 most popular scenes of all times albeit with a new generation of promising actors. The film will be a perfect amalgamation of the classic scenes from various films over the century. Recently, Sandeep even organized an audition of 500 plus characters at a studio in Mumbai to select the star cast.

A filmmaker known for giving the first major break to talented new comers whom the industry labels as strugglers, he has introduced 10 newcomers in Janleva 555 and now will introduce 100s of newcomers in this latest venture. Ranjeet Jha, Anant Joshi and Kamal Lokhandwala from the J555 team were also a part of the audition to promote the upcoming film.

The team also included Jitin Kapoor, Tehseen Thakran and Lalit Kumar as they call Filmalani Team. Co-produced by Eon Films and Bless Films & PR, Filmalani 100 is a concept, scripted and would be directed by Sandeep Malani and will have a mammoth star cast of new comers to star in it, thus calling it a multi-starrer film.

Filmalani 100 will go on floors soon and is expected to hit the screens by April 21st, 2013 - the day Indian Cinema celebrates its completion of the film industry centenary. Sandeep Malani also has his own blog and page titled Filmalani. His production company has in the past produced short films Shaayad and Jo Jo Darling!

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