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.