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Minissha Lamba: WELL DONE ABBA is a political satire

March 8, 2010 06:10:17 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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WELL DONE ABBA is all set for release and Minissha is expectedly excited about the film which would be her first release since KIDNAP (2008).

"At the heart of it, WELL DONE ABBA is about a father-daughter relationship in a village setup. However, I play an educated girl in the film. Shyam babu is very pro-education of girl child; this is something that he feels very strongly about. He wanted this character to be someone who stands on her own. Also, since the film is a political satire, the subject had to be handled quite carefully", says Minissha who has mostly played a city girl in her earlier films like BACHNA AE HASEENO, KIDNAP and HONEYMOON TRAVELS PVT. LTD, to name a few.

This is where decades of experience that Shyama Benegal carries in film making came in handy.

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"A dialogue coach was present on the sets right through the film so that was of great help. Moreover, there were other reference points also shared with us which helped us get into the feel of the character and the ambience we were in", says Minissha.

The film is a story of Armaan Ali (Boman Irani), a driver working in Mumbai. He takes leave for a month to find a husband for his teenage daughter (played by Minissha) but returns to work only after 3 months. When his young employer tries to sack him, Armaan narrates the reason that led to his delay, which forms the crux of WELL DONE ABBA.

With Boman Irani playing the title role of 'Abba' and Minissha Lamba as his daughter, the film also stars Sameer Dattani (as Minissha's love interest), Ravi Kishan, Ila Arun, Salim Ghouse, Sonali Kulkarni, Rajit Kapoor, Yashpal Sharma and Ravi Jhankal. A BIG Pictures production, the film has lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, Ila Arun and Ashok Mishra with music by Shantanu Moitra. WELL DONE ABBA is releasing all over on 26th March 2010.