Advertising Guru Milind Dhaimade is all set to make his directorial debut in Bollywood with TU HAI MERA SUNDAY, which will be releasing worldwide on October 6. The movie starring Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Manvi Gagroo, Rasika Dugal, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Jay Upadhyay, Shivkumar Subramaniam and Nakul Bhalla is about five regular guys looking for space in Mumbai to play their favorite sport, football every Sunday.
Dodging the crowded bustle and choked streets of the city, these five 30-something find an outlet for their daily frustrations playing Sunday soccer on the posh Juhu Beach, until fate decrees otherwise in the gentle rom com TU HAI MERA SUNDAY.
Produced by Varun Shah, TU HAI MERA SUNDAY made a world premiere at the 60th The British Film Institute London Film Festival (BFI), 2016, and an Indian Premiere at MAMI, 2016. It was well received at both the festivals.
Looking forward to the release of the film, director Milind Dhaiamde shares, 'Until a film reaches its audiences, it only remains a dream. I’m so happy that this incredible dream, not just mine but that of a brilliantly talented collective, is finally coming alive.'
Talking about his experience Barun Sobti said, 'It was an extremely satisfying experience shooting for this film. The film has gone around the world and has garnered a lot of accolades but personally what is most satisfying for me are the reactions that I've seen on people's faces after they've watched the film. It has been liked by one and all. I'm very excited to know how the Indian audience receives it because after all it's a story about our country.'
Actress Shahana Goswami added, 'TU HAI MERA SUNDAY has been a project that drew me in from the moment I read the script. It's a story that tells you so many different things about the little little problems of modern day urban middle class lives while still remaining so positive and uplifting. Working with Milind and the entire amazing cast of this film has been far beyond my imagination of perfection. It was extremely well organised and the instantaneous strong bond the whole team had was magic. I auditioned for this film while I was auditioning Paris (to see if I could move there) and shot it before I finally shifted base to Paris.”
Adding to that she said, 'This film is a release in India for me after 2011, and I have done 5 international films since then that travelled all around the world. This is exactly the kind of films I wish to be part of, that are independent, soulful, and breaking all the cliches and stereotypes of characters and casting. This film that we thought was a quintessentially Indian film has been deeply appreciated and loved all around the world because of how well made it is both in craft and intention. I can't wait for the film to be shown in India.'