G S Entertainment's EK AJNABEE starring Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role is all complete and becoming a subject of massive publicity campaign, with GS making sure that no stone will be left unturned in promoting the movie. The movie is slated for a 9th December release worldwide. Having met success in the past with PYAR KIYA TO DARNA KYA, HELLO BROTHER and MAINE DIL TUJHKO DIYA, GS now kicks off their latest venture EK AJNABEE directed by Apoorva Lakhia who made his directorial debut with MUMBAI SE AAYA MERA DOST starring Abhishek Bachchan and Lara Dutta. Apoorva Lakhia has earlier assisted in Hollywood movies like A PERFECT MURDER, ADDICTED TO LOVE, ICE STORM, KAMASUTRA and also on India's Oscar entry LAGAAN. EK AJNABEE would be Lakhia's most ambitious project till date. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan along with Arjun Rampal, the lovely Perizaad Zorabian and Raj Zutshi. This would also be a nail-biter of a movie for Arjun Rampal as he is still awaiting a major hit to his credit. The film also stars a host of other talented actors like Daya Shankar Pandey, Akhilendra Mishra, Kelly Dorji, Vikram Chatwal and Thai actor Yuth.
The film is about a man facing his demons, a man who has lost all interest in life until by a sudden chance he meets an 8-year-old girl, who he is hired to protect. Thereon we see the changes in that man, we see how the little girl fills his life with laughter bringing a new meaning to his life until the time they are separated by unusual circumstances.
Amitabh Bachchan is Suryaveer Singh. Embittered and disillusioned, Suryaveer has done it all, seen it all. Nothing can change him except the welcoming numbness of alcohol. But then the impish smile and incessant chatter of the young girl mellows him. Even as he is learning to smile, kidnappers snatch her away and his life changes yet again. Arjun Rampal is Shekhar. He and Suryaveer were officers in army together. Now Shekhar has made Bangkok his home. When industrialist Ravi needed a bodyguard for his daughter it is Shekhar who gets Suryaveer the job. Shekhar will be with Suryaveer every step of the way. Baby Rucha is Anamika. A spoilt child of wealthy parents but still not a brat. She is girl with a naughty smile and a non-stop chatter which can humanize anybody including the insensitive man she calls Surya.
The story moves on through an emotional rollercoaster between its characters that are all caught between a web of deceit. Though the film is an emotional drama, it boasts of some innovative editing and great action.
The film was shot in a start to finish schedule in Bangkok, Thailand. The action sequences for the film have been choreographed by Thai action director Seng (of ONGBAK fame). The film flaunts some stunning cinematography by Gururaj R J capturing the fast pace and the bustling streets of Bangkok. The music for the film has been tuned by Amar Mohile (who did the haunting background score for Ram Gopal Varma's SARKAR) with the lyrics penned by the talented and experienced Sameer. The script has been written by Manoj Tyagi and Apoorva Lakhia.
EK AJNABEE will be one of the most high profile movies to hit the marquee and should be an absolute delight for all Big B fans as he rambles across the screen unleashing his colossal talent and persona!