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Gemini Picture's ZOR LAGAA…KE HAIYA scheduled for 12th June 2009 release, is one of most celebrated films from INDIA this year and has been rewarded with awards like Silver Palm Awards in Mexico International Film Festival, Silver Remi Award in Houston Film Festival and has official finalist in 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival, Zin Film Festival in Czech Republic and Big Island Festival in Hawaii.
Written and Directed by Girish Girija Joshi, ZOR LAGAA…KE HAIYA stars Mithun Chakraborty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Riya Sen, Sachin Khedekar, Sachin Khedekar, Raj Zutshi, Seema Biswas, Gulshan Grover and child artistes Megan, Ayesha Kaduskar, Hardik Thakkar, Ritvik Tyagi and Ashwin Chitale. Produced by Basant Talreja & Kartikeya Talreja the music is composed by Bappi-Tutul & lyrics penned by Amitabh Verma.
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The film is about how a group of children, with the help of a homeless man called Ravan by them; try to overcome all obstacles to save a tree (who they treat as their home and play ground) from being razed by a money-minded construction giant and his contractor, who wants to build a multi storied building over there. Their quest mirrors the apathy of contemporary society to such types of environmental issues. Through nonstop action, comedy and adventure, the children finally realize what it takes to stand their ground in the battle against concrete.
ZOR LAGA KE...HAIYA promises something different and innovative with its thought-provoking subject. Veteran Mithun Chakraborty leads the bandwagon of chirpy and vivacious kids, spreading out global message of green revolution. A film with a Save TREE message, is packaged in enjoyable story telling, that would motivate anybody to preserve the planet earth for future generations.
Mithun Chakraborty as Raavan: A talented loner with a mysterious past and a love for his own space and privacy; much more to him then what meets the eye.
Gulshan Grover as Bakshi: A conniving, sadistic and money-minded builder who gets the job done at any cost, especially at the expense of Mother nature.
Mahesh Manjrekar as Gupta: A foolish contractor whose intelligence and experience repeatedly fall short when there's work to be done.
Riya Sen as Chamki: A sweet petite construction worker who works on Mr. Bakshi's construction site; otherwise distinguished as Mr. Gupta's love interest.
Sachin Khedekar as Vivek: Karan's father; has a typical middle class mentality as he complains constantly about every thing without making even the slightest effort to bring about change.
Seema Biswas as Aai: A women who sees no hope for a better tomorrow, and constantly in fear of her employers, Gupta and Bakshi.
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Raj Zutshi as Asthana: The typical rich client in search of new homes for the purpose of investment.
Megan as Laddu: A complete foodie, his world revolves around food, food and only food.
Hardik Thakkar as Ritesh: The shrewdest kid in the gang, he knows how to get his work done by putting his friends in trouble.
Ritvik Tyagi as Karan: The head of the gang, but always simple, humble and emotionally bound to his family and friends; one who never backs down from fighting for what he loves.
Ayesha Kaduskar as Priya: Though very beauty conscious with aspirations to be the next Miss India, she is the smartest in the gang.
Ashwin Chitale as Ram: Labourer at the site who aspires to be an architect; he knows how to tackle his adversaries and bring solace to his mother and little brother.