August 10, 2011 07:23:33 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
The film WILL TO LIVE has been extensively shot in the jungles of North Bengal. It is here that Hollywood actor Geoffrey Broderick developed a host of issues. He was carried off by none other than our mosquitoes. The poor man turned pink every time he had even one bite. During one such shoot, he was so badly bitten than he turned pink from head to toe and his entire body swelled up which led into further complications with rashes, etc. Thus, a doctor from Kolkata was brought in; the shoot only resumed post 2 days, after the swelling had subsided enough. He was given a host of creams and gels to apply to keep away the mosquitoes and resume work. By the end of it, he was more afraid of the little mosquitoes in the jungle rather than Himalayan Bear or the Bengal Tiger. His reactions to the arrival of the mosquito brigade was rather humorous to watch, with him frantically applying his creams and running under the netting. However, throughout his ordeal, Geoffrey was extremely cooperative and shoot began even before complete recovery.
WILL TO LIVE is inspired from a true story. It's the fight of a courageous father for his son ailing from Lymphoma (Cancer). Against all odds, an American father makes his adventurous journey into jungles of Himalyas in the quest of a rare herb that may cure his son's Cancer. He has been given a ray of hope for his son. Battling the depths of the jungles, greed, power and corruption and risking his own life, he tries to fight fate itself.
Produced by Amrit Das under the banner of Ruby Pictures (A netGuru Film), WILL TO LIVE is directed by Charles Sleichter & Paul Emami and co-directed by Biplab Chaterjee. Screenplay is by Alec Doyle & Sudeshna Roy and is based on story by Kelly Groenveld, Santanu & Sharmi Das while director of photography are Soumendu Roy (Satyajeet Roy's Cinematographer) & Mike Bartoski. It stars Geoffrey Broderick, Anusha Singh, Erik Altemus, Tara Emerson, Arjun Chakraborty, Subhasis Mukherjee, Pallavi Chatterjee. Music is by Bappi Lahiri and MC Hammer. For the first time in India, English and Hindi songs have blended together in one Album of WILL TO LIVE.