Hindi films under production as on July 22

SIGNED

Singeetham Srinivasa Rao to direct TRAFFIC JAM
Celluloid Dreams Pvt. Ltd. has signed Singeetham Srinivasa Rao to direct their Production No 2, titled Traffic Jam to be made in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Manisha Korde is writing the dialogue while screenplay is by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and Manisha Korde. Cast and other credits are being finalized. The film will go on the sets in January next year.

Raja Chaudhary in CHAKRAVYUH
Raja Chaudhary has been signed to play one of the heroes of Intact Mass Entertainment’s maiden venture Chakravyuh – Ek Jaal . The rest of the cast and credits are being finalised. Meanwhile, the fifth song of the film was rendered by Sunidhi Chauhan.

FILMS IN PROGRESS

GAME first copy out
The first copy of Divyya Enterprises’ Game was out July 20 from Quality Lab. The film is slated for September 15 release all over. Cast: Sameer Dharmadhikari, Prashant Narayanan, Mona Chopra, Mukesh Tiwari, Abhay Bhargav, Aman Sagar, Anil Nagrath, Ram Mishraa, Arun Sangal, Suhas Khandke and Govind Namdeo. Producer: Ram Mishraa. Director: Shivram Yadav. Cinematographer: Rajendra Prasad. Action: P. Kumar. Lyrics: Sandeep Nath. Music: Bappi – Tutul.

WE R FRIENDS censored
Shanti Interactives Pvt. Ltd.’s We r Friends has been given a U certificate. Cast: Jackie Shroff, Naazin, Akruti, Muskan, Shakti Kapoor, Govind Namdeo and others. Director: Jaidev Chakravorty. Music: Anand-Milind. The film is slated for an early release.

KABHIE-KAHIN-ACHANAK launching
Mantras Music & Film’z’s Kabhie-Kahin-Achanak will be launched on Aug. 7 with a 5-day shooting stint. Cast: Shekhar Mehta, Mallika Rajput, Masrooj Khan, Hiten Dodia, Ishikaa, Nitin Khatri and Kumar Roni. Producer-director: Ajay S. Raajan. Cinematographer: Virendra Tiwari. Lyrics: Kishan Paliwal, Gopal Thakur and Azaan. Music: Sanjay Sharma.

UTV’s HAT TRICK launching in Sept.
UTV Motion Pictures Hat Trick will be launched in September. The film is directed by Milan Luthria. Cast: Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah with Kunal Kapoor and Hema Malini.

AHISTA AHISTA due on Aug. 18
Producer Anjum Rizvi’s and Raju Shah presentation’s Ahista Ahista is due for release on August 18. The film stars Abhay Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Shayan Munshi, Murad Ali, and others, with music by Himesh Reshammiya. It is directed by Shivam Nair.

BAS EK PAL first copy
The first copy of Movies N More & Paramhans Creations’ Bas Ek Pal is out and the film is all set to release this August. The film which is being screened at the Osian Cinefan Festival in the competition section, stars Sanjay Suri, Urmila Mathondkar, Juhi Chawla, Jimmy Shergill and Rehaan Engineer with special appearances by Yashpal Sharma, Purab Kohli and Chetan Pandit. It is directed by Onir (of My Brother Nikhil fame) for producer Shailesh Singh and Monohar P. Kanungo.

COCKTAIL-The Deadly Combination rolls
Maa Chamunda International’s maiden Hindi venture Cocktail-The Deadly Combination was launched at Basra Studios on July 20, followed by shooting. The film is being directed by Manindra Bhandari and produced by T.M.Chaudhary. It has music by Praveen Kuwar, lyrics by Kuku Prabhas and cinematography by Shyamal Chakravorty. Cast: Waqar Khan, Samarth, Mushtaq Khan, Gufi Paintal, Raju Shreshtha, Damini, Vijay Bhatotiya and Prita Jain.

MERA DIL LEKE DEKKHO due on Aug 24
Shotgun Moviies’ maiden venture Mera Dil Leke Dekkho presented by Shatrughan Sinha and produced by Punam S Sinha, is being released all over India on August 24 through Sony Pictures. Cast: Koel Purie, Puneet Tejwani, Jackie Shroff, Archana Puran Singh, Caran Kapoor, Premjit and Neil. It is directed by Rohit Kaushik, with screenplay and dialogue by Nandita Puri and Rohit Kaushik, music by Jatin-Lalit and lyrics by Sameer.

JIMMY dubbing
The dubbing for High-Definition Motion Pictures’ Jimmy is in progress. The film introduces Mimoh Chakraborty and Pooja Singh in the lead. It co-stars Zulfi Sayed, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ehsaan Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Prithvi, Vineeta Thakur, Adi Irani, Vikas Anand, Gargi Patel, Vallabh Vyas with Vikas Kalantri (in friendly appearances) and Rahul Dev. Producers: Nawman Malik and Salman Malik. Director: Raj N. Sippy. Writer- lyricist: Ranbir Pushp Music: Anand Raj Anand. Presenter: Mithun Chakraborty. The film is being readied for September 7 release all over.

EK SACH launched
The Fact Films & Runa Films’ Ek Sach-The Truth was launched on July 19 at Fashion Café. Rajoo Kariya sounded the mahurat clap. Ayub Khan, Sujit Punjabi, Ascharya, Yasmin Khan and Anjaan Srivastava faced the camera. The film co-stars, Mushtaq Khan, Girish Sachdev, Anant Jog, Sudha Chandran, Pratima Kazmi and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Producers: Thakurdas Punjabi and K. Ahmed. Director: Ahmed Khan. Story: Ruksana Jasnaik. Lyrics: Ibrahim Ashq. Music: Shekhar Nirmal.

DAHEK – A Restless Mind first copy out
The first copy of A 2 Creations’ DAHEK – A Restless Mind was out on July 18 from Quality Lab. Cast: Sharad Kapoor, new find Amit Khelatkar, Rajit Kapur, Milind Gunaji, Kabir Sadanand, Mahima Mehta, Aarti Makhijani, Usha Bachani, Raj Bannerjee and Anant Jog. Writer-producer-director: Arup Adhikari. Music: Devjit Bera. The film is being readied for an August release.

PROD. NO. 3 rolls
Rising Star Entertainment’s Prod. No. 3 was launched on July 18 at Filmalaya Studios with regular shooting schedule. Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Ayesha Takia, Rimi Sen, Satish Shah and Saurabh Shukla. Producer: Ravi Walia. Director: E. Niwas.

DUPPATTA MEIN DIL musical launching
Star Night Productions’ maiden venture Dupatta Mein Dil was launched with song ecordings. Music director Gursharanjit Singh has recorded ten songs in the voices of Sandeep Kaur, Swaran Sonia, Randip Kaur, Ravinder Kumar, Gurtej Singh, Rajinder Kumar and chorus. Cast: Zarina, Kapil Deep Kaur, Randip Kaur and Sandeep Kaur. Producer: Nitu Singh. Director: Dildaaran Singh.

AB KISKI BAARI songs taped
Music director Darshan Kahaar recorded 6 songs for Eagle Cine Vision’s Ab Kiski Baari from 10 to 20 July at Pinnacle Recording Studios in the voices of Mohd. Salamat, Mohd. Aziz, Pratha Mazumdar and Lata Naidu. Cast: Alok Nath, Dinesh Hingoo, Ali Khan, Anil Nagrath, Ramesh Goyal, Rinki Ali, Prithvi and Salim Gaur. Producer: T.L. Khan. Director: Shakeel S. Saifee. Lyrics: Arsh Rana, Sarbjeet Singh and Waqa Warsi. Presenter: Bollywood Dream Academy.

COTTAGE NO. 9 songs taped
Music directors Santosh and C.L. John recorded 5 songs for S.K. Cine Visions’ Cottage No. 9 from 1 to 10 July at Eagle and Shakuntalam Recording Studios. Penned by Hari Om Verma, Arsh Rana and Sani Aslam, they were rendered by Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Sanjeevani, Babul Supriyo, Jamuna and Sadhana Sargam. Producer: Imran Saifee. Writer-director: Shakeel S. Saifee. Presenter: Eagle Films Intl.

OH SANAM TERE HOGAYE HUM complete
Eagle Cine Vision’s bilingual Oh Sanam Tere Hogaye Hum (Hindi and Haryanvi) was completed recently in Hardwar and Muzaffarnagar. Cast: Salim Gaur, Suman Negi, Neha and others. Producer: T.L. Khan. Writer-director: Salim Gaur. Presenter: Bollywood Dream Academy.