Kathputli Plays Games
Katputhli produced by actress Mink and her brother Punnu Brar and directed by Sanjay Khanna is now being readied for release by July 28. Produced under the banner of 'Bro & Sis Productions', the film stars Milind Soman, Yukta Mookhi,Sameer Dharmadhikari, Seema Biswas, Sudhanshu Pandey, Mukul Dev and Vikaas Kalantri in key roles. The film is presented by Sahara One Motion Pictures.
Punnu is excited at having completed the film, which is his debut venture as a producer. "Katputhli is today's film. It is a psychological thriller with surprising and chilling twists and turns, which guarantee to keep you on the edge of your set. It is an out and out entertainer, which will also drive your blues away. Let me tell you in advance that Katputhli isn't at all a murder mystery though I should concede that it was a tough challenge for both my sister Mink and I to get this project going," he says.
Katputhli was shot in various places in the country like Hyderabad, Goa and Mumbai in a span of 45 days. According to director Sanjay Khanna, the film sets out to drive home the message perhaps for the first time in the annals of film history that even if you have negativity within you, you are still a human being. He adds. "You tend to be bad if you want something good for yourself because you are after all human," he justifies.
It was after Mink had acted in Oops with Deepak Tijori as the director, that Punnu suggested to her that they should form a production company and launch a film under their own banner. Says Punnu, "The ultimate kick for me has always been to take up creative activities. I have written the script as well as the screenplay of Katputhli and have had a big hand as far as music for the film is concerned. We chose Sanjay Khanna as the director because we needed a person with no ego problems."
Mink and Punnu* assert that the idea to launch their own film didn't stem out of their need to cast Mink or for that matter Punnu as actors in their own projects. Says Mink "Katputhli was launched only because we feel that the Indian audience is today ready to do accept new things as far as Cinema is concerned. Though I do intend taking up direction of one of the films that our company may produce, I will always be part of our production venture as a producer and actress."
Punnu and Mink have an ambitious plan of making at least 3 films in every two years. "We are happy that our maiden venture as a producer- Katputhli has shaped up very well. It is generally the director's version but as far as Katputhli is concerned, it is a vision of both Sanjay Khanna and Punnu because without consulting Punnu who has not only written the script as well as the screenplay of Katputhli, but also co-produced the film in tandem with his sister Mink.