Kumar’s Rafoo Chakkar to release in August

MUMBAI: Choreographer-turned- director B H Tharun Kumar’s Rafoo Chakkar – Fun on the run, is slated for an August 2007 release.

Produced by Friday Pictures, the film stars Aslam Khan (last seen in Nayee Padosan and Dil Bechara Pyar Ka Maara), debutant Yudhishtir Urrs (better known as Channel V’s VJ Yudi), Nauheed Cyrusi (last seen in Anwar), Coke model Nisha Rawal, Archana Puran Singh, Mita Vashisht, Shakti Kapoor, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Tinnu Anand and Anant Mahadevan. Rafoo Chakkar is written by Ikram Akhtar, and the film’s music has been scored by Lalit Pandit.

Friday Pictures is an amalgamation of four entities, three of whom are in the media business. Farid Khan, one of the producers, says, “Rafoo Chakkar is a humorous film. Except for two songs, the entire shooting of the film is complete. Meanwhile, we are busy with post-production work and are looking for an early release. This is our first film and we intend to produce three films every year.”

Rafoo Chakkar is Tharun Kumar’s third film as a director, after Nayee Padosan in 2003 and Love Ke Chakkar Mein in 2006. Kumar started his film career as a choreographer with Inspector Dhanush in 1991. As a choreographer, his films include Aaina, Bol Radha Bol, Deewana, Dil Ka Kya Kasoor Hai, Darr and Coolie No. 1.

Says Kumar, “Rafoo Chakkar is about four central characters, the rich brothers Pappu (Yudhishtir Urrs) and Munnu (Aslam Khan), popularly known as PM and two rich sisters Millie (Nisha Rawal) and Julie (Nauheed Cyrusi), known as MJ. Each believes in enjoying their life to the fullest and are not interested in getting married. When forced, they run away from their homes. The boys meet MJ and are attracted to them. They woo the girls not realising that they are the same girls they were supposed to marry. Another twist comes in the story when Millie and Julie meet KK – Kokila (Archana Puran Singh) and Koena (Mita Vashisth), two middle-aged sisters who hate men and never want to get married.   Fate takes another turn and KK’s father, who wants his daughters to get married, dies. His will states that the sisters need to be married before turning 45 in order to inherit his property.”

Ashok Anchan

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