Bharat Shah acquires “B.A. Pass”, set for June 21 release

Bharat Shah acquires “B.A. Pass”, set for June 21 release
Bollywood Film financier and distributor Bharat Shah will present and distribute Ajay Bahl’s B.A. Pass under his banner VIP Films.

The film is slated for a wide release of about 800-900 shows a day across India. The release date is 21st June.

Shah has presented popular Bollywood films such as Saathiya, Baghban, Devdas, Company, Khakee and Main Hoon Naa.

B.A. Pass was adjudged the Best Film in Indian Competition at the 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 1st South Asian Alternative Film Festival (Saaff) in France.

The film features Shadab Kamal and Shilpa Shukla (Chak De! India) in lead roles. It revolves around 19 year old Mukesh who after losing his parents in a car accident lands up in Delhi worrying how to support himself and his two younger sisters. He then stumbles in the world of gigolos.

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Neil Mukesh records title track of Aa Dekhen Zara

We had earlier told you that Neil Mukesh would be making his singing debut in Jehangir Surti's film Aa Dekhen Zara (earlier titled Freeze). Now Neil has gone ahead and recorded his song for the film. The song called 'Aa Dekhen Zara' is a modern day remix version of the popular dance number from the Sanjay Dutt- Tina Munim starrer Rocky which released way back in 1981. The makers of Aa Dekhen Zara have got the rights for this original Pancham Da number and have given the song a modern day flavor. While Pritam has composed the music for the film, Gaurav Dasgupta has been the man behind this remix number. After having impressed one and all with his acting histrionics, will Neil be able to create magic with his vocal chords? One will have to wait and watch or should we say wait and hear!
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7 blind kids in a film about tap dancing titled Seven

It's probably the most audacious and noble idea ever used in an Indian film. Seven blind children trained to not just stand up on their feet but to also tap-dance to a triumphant finale! That one-time TV actor (he played a junkie aeons ago on Doordarshan's serial soap Subah) turned film director (he made a film Dhoondte Reh Jaoge with Naseer et al which was hardly seen), Kumar Bhatia has just completed a film called Seven about 7 blind children who learn tap- dancing. "It's an idea turned into a film that I lived and worked with for four years," says Bhatia who's now utterly consumed by the prospect of Seven finding a viable market for his film like those other notable films about challenged children Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black and Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par. "My film doesn't treat the children as physically challenged marginalized children. But as part of the mainstream.
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