UTV joins hands with ace director Sundar C and Producer Khushbu Sundar to produce Masala Café
Chennai, October 17, 2011: Continuing its alliance with some of the most prominent names in the South Film Industry, UTV Motion Pictures has now partnered with the popular director Sundar C for his film Masala Café in association with his wife – Khushbu Sundar’s production house Avni Cine Max.
With a slate of successful films like Ullathai Alli Tha, Mettukudi, Superstar Rajinikanth’s Arunachalam, Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam, Winner, Giri, London, Rendu to his credit, Sundar C is back to writing and directing with his latest venture Masala Café.
The film slated to be a comic entertainer stars the current young heroes Vimal, “Mirchi” Shiva, Anjali, Oviya, Santhanam among others. Sundar C along with directing is also penning the story and screenplay while dialogues are being written by Badri and camera by U.K. Senthil Kumar. The music composer is Ebinizer, from the film Kanden fame.
Targeted at the youth and family audience, Masala Café will be a summer 2012 release. The film will commence shooting in Kumbakonam and Chennai from November 2011.
UTV Motion Pictures, post releasing the highly appreciated Deiva Thirumagal and Muran will also release Vettai, Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Kumki produced in association with Lingusamy’s Thiruppathi Brothers and is currently in the process of commencing the shooting of Mysskin’s Mugamoodi, starring Jiiva, Narain, Pooja Hegde and others.
About UTV Motion Pictures:
The Motion Pictures division of UTV, established in 2004, is an integrated studio model in the Indian film industry as well as in the whole of South Asia region. The activities of the studio span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films worldwide. UTV has a library of over 50 films including Hindi, Regional, Animation and International Productions. The last decade in Indian cinema has seen UTV delivering some of the most iconic films including Swades, Rang De Basanti, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday, Dev D, Khosla Ka Ghosla, The Namesake, Life in a Metro, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Kaminey and more recently Raajneeti, Udaan and Peepli [Live]. Over the years, UTV has worked with some of the most eminent talent in the industry like Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Mira Nair, M. Night Shyamalan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Prakash Jha, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farah Khan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anurag Basu and Shyam Benegal, while backing new talent like Neeraj Pandey, Raj Kumar Gupta, Nishikant Kamat, Dibakar Banerjee, Vikramaditya Motwane, Amit Trivedi and many others.
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