BIG Pictures’ Suspense Thriller ‘Sikandar’ To Release On 21st August 2009

Mumbai, 30th June, 2009: BIG Pictures, motion pictures brand from Reliance Big Entertainment in association with Sudhir Mishra will release its suspense thriller movie ‘Sikandar’ on 21st August, 2009.

Written and directed by Piyush Jha, shot in location in Kashmir, the film is about Sikandar who lives with his uncle and aunt in a small Kashmiri town. Now his life revolves round his foster parents, football, Nasreen, the new girl in town and dealing with some bullies. But life takes an unexpected (or was it expected?) turn when he picks up a gun from the ground. And thus, he gets drawn into the web of militants, power and violence.

‘Sikandar’ casts Parzaan Dastur, the adorable little Sardar from film ‘Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai’, now in his teens, Ayesha Kapur of ‘Black’ fame as she makes her come-back as a lead actress and introduces Arunoday Singh in a key role. Also, lending their strength and verve are R. Madhavan and Sanjay Suri. The happening trio of Shankar Ehsaan- Loy, Sandesh Shandilya and Justin-Uday with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi, Neelesh Misra and Kumaar.

Sikandar is a novel new generation film that is steadily gaining popularity with international audience. The strong storyline is sure to resonate well in India with the film’s release on 21st August. It’s a film strong on content & emotive appeal,¿ says Mahesh Ramanathan, COO BIG Pictures.

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About Reliance Big Entertainment:

Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group ( It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.

BIG Pictures, RBEL’s motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan,Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.

In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts’ Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Productions,Jim Carrey’s JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures,Tom Hanks’ PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment.

RBEL’s associate company ADLABS is India’s largest film processing, exhibition and services company.

Reliance ADA Group ( is among India’s largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.

Further press release related queries please contact:

Preeti Puri Sharma
Vice President, PR
BIG Pictures

Rohini Bhandari
Manager, PR
BIG Pictures

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