UTV gears up for bullish release slate in Jan - Feb - March 2010

Written by Businesswire India | Mumbai | Updated: Dec 29 2009, 18:16pm hrs
Backed by the success of 3 of the genre defining blockbusters of 2009 - Kaminey, Wake Up Sid and Dev D, UTV Motion Pictures announced an aggressive line up of 4 films for the period of January - March 2010.

-- Chance Pe Dance 15th Jan, 2010

-- Harishchandrachi Factory 22nd Jan, 2010

-- Peter Gaya Kaam Se Mar, 2010

-- Paan Singh Tomar Mar, 2010

The slate for 2010 kicks off with Chance Pe Dance, which has been directed by Ken Ghosh and stars Shahid Kapoor, as the talented and passionate Sameer with a never-say-die attitude and Genelia, as a beautiful and spirited choreographer, Tina. The film will have a worldwide release on 15th January.

Harishchandrachi Factory, Indias official entry to the Oscars this year, will hit the screens on 22nd January. This acclaimed Marathi film directed by Paresh Mokashi is a UTV production, co-produced with Paprika Media and Mayasabha. The film has also been screened for the BAFTA and Golden Globe juries, apart from various other film festivals.

Peter Gaya Kaam Se, a fast-paced action adventure movie with a romantic twist, is directed by John Owen. Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Lekha Washington, this film is about Peter, a football crazy motorcycle taxi rider, who decides to turn his back on Goa and quit his job - until his sleazy loan shark boss Bosco persuades him to do one last job - the job that will change his life forever. The film is scheduled for a March 2010 release.

Paan Singh Tomar, the true epic journey of a talented runner who turned into a rebel, has been directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. It stars Irrfan Khan and Mahie Gill, and will be released in March 2010.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures said, While 2009 has been a low year for the film industry in general, we released some interesting films which etched themselves in the minds of the audience. Dev.D, Kaminey and Wake Up Sid created new benchmarks for what can now be perceived as commercial cinema. Our slate for 2010 promises to be a very entertaining mix and we are very excited to be bringing audiences such a wide array of interesting cinema.

The much-anticipated releases by UTV in 2010 include Prakash Jhas Raajneeti, Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Guzarish, Anees Bazmees Thank You, Rajkumar Gupta's No One Killed Jessica, Vishal Bhardwaj's Ek Bataa Saat, Aamir Khan Productions' Delhi Belly and Peepli Live.