Well, there has been a barrage of movies which Bollywood has produced, but nothing is quite like this one. Visionary film maker Sujoy Ghosh, who has imparted movies like ‘Jhankar Beats’ and ‘Home Delivery’ is all geared up for his forthcoming celluloid ‘Aladin’. Sujoy who made his mark with his debut film ‘Jhankar Beats’ is all fired up to set new standards in Bollywood film fraternity with Aladin. Sujoy even has broached a blog where he plans to share every moment of making the film which will give an insight into the entire experience of making a colossal film.
The uniqueness of Sujoy Ghosh could be seen as the title of the movie Aladin has just one ‘D’ to it, unlike others. The title is close to his heart as by the same name his mother use to call him. Sujoy has left no stones unturned to make this one grand, as he has a distinctive star cast which includes Amitabh Bachhan(genius), Sanjay Dutt(Ringmaster), Ritiesh Deshmukh(Aladin) and the stunningly beautiful newbie from Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandes(Jamine).
Stating the star cast of the film, the lead character Aladin will be played by Ritiesh Deshmukh who is better known for his comedy roles in the past. Where in one hand, all celebs are looking to craft 6 – 8 packs abs, actor Ritiesh is losing more weight and getting svelte to fit into the character of Aladin. Sanjay Dutt will be portraying the character of the ringmaster, a cool villain. Big B isn’t just any genie but genius the genie in the film, thanks to some creativity shown by Sujoy. This will be the debut of the suave Miss Sri Lanka 2006 Jacqueline Fernandes who is already creating buzz in the industry. Sameera Reddy and Juhi Chawla will also be seen in a cameo. Ayesha Takia was at first place going to play the role of Jasmine, but as she turned down the offer of Aamir Khan’s Ghajini remake, she stuck to her forte and did the same for Aladin giving a freebie to newbie Jazqueline.
Sujoy Ghosh was left to stagger when the Sippys backed out from producing the film, but even when he was going through all these trials and tribulations Big B was supportive. Big B esteemed Sujoy’s hallucination for the film and backed him all along.
Taking in account the music of the film, there are no guesses as Sujoy’s patent Vishal-Shekhar do the honors for this one too. They are also responsible behind the music of his former two films. The music duo made Sanjay Dutt and Big B croon to their music in the film which adds to the film’s charm and goodwill. It’s pretty unusual to have songs in a fantasy flick, but Sujoy is so keen about his music that he would keep it even if it does not do any good to the film.
It has been four long years since the pre-production of the film had commenced. Since then a lot of money and efforts has been spent and exhausted behind the film. The film is slated to roll over in July this year. The director and the actors have promised this one to be a visual extravagance for the viewers and a unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Will the magic work? Stay tuned…