UTV gears up to release four movies from January – March

MUMBAI: Backed by the success of films like Kaminey, Wake Up Sid and Dev.D in 2009, UTV Motion Pictures is now looking at releasing four films between January – March 2010.

While the Shahid Kapur – Genelia D’Souza starrer Chance Pe Dance will release on 15 January followed by Harishchandrachi Factory on 22 January; Peter Gaya Kaam Se and Paan Singh Tomar will release in March.

Chance Pe Dance has been directed by Ken Ghosh while Harishchandrachi Factory, India’s official entry to the Oscars this year, is directed by Paresh Mokashi.

Peter Gaya Kaam Se, an action adventure movie with a romantic twist, is directed by John Owen. Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Lekha Washington, this film is about Peter, a motorcycle taxi rider, who decides to turn his back on Goa and quit his job – until his boss Bosco persuades him to do one last job that will change his life forever.

Paan Singh Tomar, has been directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. It stars Irrfan Khan and Mahie Gill.

UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur 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."

Also slated to release in 2010 from the UTV stable are films like Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzarish, Anees Bazmee’s Thank You, Rajkumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Ek Bataa Saat, Aamir Khan Productions’ Delhi Belly and Peepli Live.