The unusual romantic comedy MUSKURAKE DEKH ZARA is made under Chitra Creations banner and all set to hit the screens on 16th April 2010. Produced & directed by Som Shekar, who has been involved in the making of such highly memorable films as RANGEELA, SATYA, COMPANY & others, MUSKURAKE DEKH ZARA stars debutants Gashmeer Mahajani & Twinkle Patel, Hiten Paintal, Tiku Talsania, Mukesh Bhatt, Atul Parchure, Sunil Sabarwal, Simran Suri, Chirag Sethi, Arijit Sen Gupta, Rajshree Choudhary, Ranjeet, Om katare, Sudesh Lehri, Khayali and many others.
The story and dialogues of this light hearted film are written by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is otherwise known for his stark subjects (BLACK FRIDAY, DEV.D, GULAAL).
While the music of the film is composed by Ranjit Barot, lyrics penned by Mehboob.
The Telugu version of MUSKURAKE DEKH ZARA has been awarded the Andhra Pradesh State Government's prestigious NANDI AWARDS for Best Film. Best Direction. Best Dialogues & Best Screenplay. It also won the Film fare award for Best Music. The Hindi film can be considered original, as story rights were bought before the Telugu film was made.
PVR Pictures is distributing the film.
MUSKURAKE DEKH ZARA is a story of a young 'boy man' named Vivek. It's a story of simple emotions & disappointments of love and life. Vivek (Hero) has an 'upright' attitude, and ability to put people in their place & add lightness into moody & mundane situations not only when he interacts with his life's love Preeti (Heroine) but also when he encounters & jests with the simple, funny & harmless folks - like the eccentric live in DLT (Duniya Lal Tripati), the 'badnaseeb'b xhotel manager Khaatkar , the curious curio shop owner Elton, the heroine's eternally inebriated Chaacha who feels that one's 'spirit' can be derived only from downing spirits. The film's lighter moments beautifully intersperse with the hero's portrayal of a character of depth.
An incident of embarrassment drives Vivek from his hometown to Mumbai where he falls in love with Preeti. His leadership qualities & unusual understanding of situations makes his friends look up to him. It is his wonderful ability to reason that wins him the love of Preeti & finally put the villain Prakash Raj at bay.
In MDZ, it's not just love & disappointment but the fresh way they are handled that makes the film unique. With presence & not prejudice of the mind, Vivek deals with life's various & varied situations as they happen to him. This Love & Laughter story is propped up by excellent comedy tracks & songs.
MUSKURAKE DEKH ZARA...Is a joy of life... It's a hearty Entertainment at its best...
Gashmeer Mahajani as Vivek: The character is that of a young man who has his own unique yet simple way of looking at life. Presence & not prejudice of the mind is what rules Vivek's attitude to situations. His particular manner of reasoning & leadership qualities spread a positive attitude amongst his friends. And his unusual understanding of situations wins them over. His clarity & conviction of thought & speech shine through.
Twinkle Patel as Preeti: She plays the role of an industrialist's daughter. She is demure, & pleasant. Has natural charm & instantly likeable. Preeti is a rare combination of intelligence & innocence, and with her wonderful smile, very appealing. A young lady, she has innate goodness and exudes individuality. There is a wonderful play between the nuances of the foreign returned Preeti & the not so 'urban' Vivek.