BGIL: the multiple tasked IT company in full cry

MUMBAI :The Delhi-based IT company Bharatiya Global Infomedia Ltd. has figured out certain plans for themselves and the entertainment industry. Their digital post-production studio has the luminous distinction of having completed 47 movies during its first year of operation from mid 2005–2006. Side-by-side BGIL has plans to produce six films every year.

Being the first one to make a film on HD format, their first film Curfew (previously titled Kahin Ek Raat) is complete and awaiting its release since long. Written and directed by ad-man BB Mukherjee the film has new starcast. It revolves around the one-night happenings after a curfew is imposed on a small town in U.P.

Their second film With Luv….Tumhaara is also completed and is being slated for September/October release. Also written and directed by Kamal D. Nathani by ad-filmmaker and assistant to Gul Anand during the making of Chashme Buddoor and Jalwa centres around a young girl’s dilemma in expressing her love. Preeti Jhangiani and Anupama Grahan Verma are the girls while the male cast includes Parvin Dabbas and Ab Tak Chhappan fame Nakul Vaid.

“This is my second film. You may be well aware that my debut film The Hope was lauded at several international film festivals. It is centered on peace, value of Human life and survival,” informs Nathani who met us during the completion party of his film at Mainland China in Andheri.

Sanjay Kapoor, the managing director and Chartered Accountant by profession is all smiles. “The beginning was tough for BGIL. We had to face a lot of rough weather. But I’m happy things are falling into its places,” says Sanjay Kapoor. “Our plan of action in film production is to make 6 small films within a span of year or so. Presently each of them will be budgeted around Rs. 20 to 25 million (Rs. 2 to 2. 5 crore). Even With Luv…Tumhaara on an army background is made on a safe budget of Rs. 25 million,” he adds.

Rakesh Bhatia, the chaiman of BGIL says, “Being a fast growing IT company our emphasis is on class human resources and providing cutting edge in software solutions globally. We have also tied up with Ram Gopal Varma to make five movies on a total budget of Rs. 125 million (Rs. 12.5 crore). Already one film titled Zabardast is on floors. Around 40 per cent shooting for the film has also been completed.”

BGIL has a full-fledged division of animation set-up. There are plans to plunge into the business of digital transmission of movies to cinema halls through satellite technology.

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