MUMBAI: Pritish Nandy Communications’ Ek Tho Chance will premiere at the 14th International Film Festival of Kerala in December, 2009.
"We are honored to have Ek Tho Chance as part of our festival this year. It is a fantastic film and it’s an even greater honor to have Saeed Mirza with us, back with a film after 15 years," said Kerala International Film Festival artistic director Bina Venugopal.
Ek Tho Chance marks the return of Saeed Akhtar Mirza whose last film, Naseem was officially invited to the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. The film stars Purab Kohli, Amrita Arora, Rajat Kapoor, Zafar Karachiwala, Vijay Raaz, Pawan Malhotra,Ali Fazal, Ashwini Kalsekar, Sadia Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla, and Vinay Pathak.
Mirza said, "My philosophy towards life and concerns about social issues are the same. Ek Tho Chance is a people’s film. It’s a rich mosaic of Mumbai, a city in which love and ambition, friendship and sorrow mould the lives and destinies of the people who call it their home. I’m glad that we’re screening Ek Tho Chance at one of my favorite international film festivals."
Nandy added, "When Rajat Kapoor suggested we approach Saeed Mirza to make a new film for us, after a hiatus of 15 long years, I jumped at the idea. Simply because great film makers never fade away. They need to be coaxed, inspired, even provoked to come back and take a shot at another film. To be honest, Saeed didn’t even need that much of coaxing. He had an idea in his head and he was ready to get back on the streets with it. Ek Tho Chance is the reason why we are all here in this city. Everyone wants that impossible, incredible, life-changing break and Mumbai never says no. Some make it. Some fail. But most people who come here get a shot at it if they are persistent enough. If you love this city as much as I do, Ek Tho Chance will touch you, move you, inspire you, and take you where we all want to be."
The movie will be released in march next year. Internationally, the movie will be released by London based Highpoint Media Group.