Well Done Abba: for Hearty Laughter

Reliance BIG Pictures to release Shyam Benegal’s film on March 26, 2010

Mumbai, January 28, 2010: After the astounding response to ‘Paa’ and ‘3 Idiots’ in 2009, Reliance BIG Pictures is all set to tickle the audience funny bone with its new year release Well Done Abba- Shyam Benegal’s latest film due to hit the screens on March 26, 2010.

Shot in Hyderabad the film stars Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba in pivotal roles along with Sammir Dattani, Ila Arun, Sonali Kulkarni, Ravi Kishen, Rajit Kapur, Ravi Jhankal and Yashpal Sharma.

Well Done Abba is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a Senior Executive in Mumbai, who goes on leave. He wants to find a match for his teenage daughter, who stays with his brother Rehman Ali and his wife Salma. When Armaan returns to work after 3 months his young employer wants to sack him. But Armaan Ali has a story to tell. The story he tells is a humorous and often hilarious account of the events and happenings that delayed him from returning after a month. He avails a government scheme to dig a well in his agricultural patch. Things spiral out of control so much so that the Government is about to collapse! The question remains, how true is this compelling story!

The story has been adapted from ‘Narsaiyyan Ki Bavdi’ by Jeelani Bano, ‘Phulwa Ka Pul’ by Sanjeev and ‘Still Waters’, a screenplay treatment by Jayant Kripalani. Ashok Mishra has scripted the film and written dialogues. Shantanu Moitra has scored the music while the lyrics have been written by Ashok Mishra, Swanand Kirkire and Ila Arun.

The film has won audience and critical acclaim at festivals around the world that included the recently concluded 6th Dubai Film Festival 2009, the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival 2009 in ‘World Greats’ Section and the 53rd London Film Festival 2009 in ‘World Cinema’ section.

So, get ready for some hearty laughter with Well Done Abba.

About Reliance Big Entertainment:

Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (www.relianceada.com). 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.

Reliance BIG Pictures (www.reliancebigpictures.com), 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, Indra Kumar, 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’ Play Tone Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment. Reliance MediaWorks Limited, member of Reliance ADA Group is India’s largest film processing, exhibition and services company.

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

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