Bollywood is set to experience a whiff of fresh air with a new film to be shot entirely in the visually breath taking Chhatisgarh state. Situated in the heart of India, and endowed with a rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity, LAG GAYEE will be shot here as was revealed by Producer Homan Deshmukh. This film will be made under his banner H D Productions as was revealed at a press conference held at Hotel Grand Dhillon in Bhilai, Chhatisgarh.
Written by Gaurav Ratnakar who is also writing the lyrics, the film has a strong resonance amongst the youth of today. Speaking about the film, Gaurav says: “Successful business is about ideas, planning, execution and most importantly team work but its human nature to wander off from technicalities into the realm of emotions. An entire youth based film; LAG GAYEE deals with the mantras of the youth of today. The story is about four buddies who decide to get famous in life via short cut. Like everyone else they start their business with dreams, hopes and aspirations of striking gold in the shortest span of time, but along the way they go through loads of struggles and upheavals, but also learn what all the fuss in life is about.”
“These characters grow from being reckless youth into a matured crop of youngsters who can see the imperfections and are capable of shaping the best possible future for themselves and the coming generation. These characters show the reality of the youth of today and what their life is really like. It is also about realizing that sooner or later there will come a time when one has to evolve and take a stand about what one wants and believes in rather than how they have been raised like,” he adds.
Homan Deshmukh, the creative brain head behind behind H D Productions that is producing this film says that he “truly believes that the film will appeal to the audiences as they will connect with it instantly.” He also says that though he comes from a non filmy background, he decided to back the project as he wanted to do something creative and the story of Lag Gayee appealed him.
The film which will have soulful music will be set to tune by Sourabh Chatterjee who has done a few Hindi Bollywood films as well as a Marathi film “Olakh” which released last Friday all across Maharashtra. While the star cast is yet to be finalized, it will have a mix of Bollywood, Television as well as locals as they want to pool in industry’s best possible talent. The film will be creatively directed by Mohan Das of Eon Films who has Two Best Director Awards to his credit, while Shanu Singh Rajput will be behind the camera as DOP. While some details still remain to be worked out, it has been decided to film at various breath taking locales of Chhatisgarh, where main stream Bollywood is yet to make an entry.
When asked why they decided to shoot in Chhatisgarh, Mohan Das - Creative Director of the film says, “The state is full of ancient monuments, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples, Buddhist sites, palaces, waterfalls, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus. Most of these sites are untouched and unexplored and offer a unique and alternate experience to film makers, compared to traditional destinations which have been so oft used. This is one prime reason what drew us here apart from the fact that the creative team – right from the writer and lyricist to the music director to the producer are either based in Bhilai or Durg or nearby.”