Sanjai Mishra’s known for his power packed performances in films like Aankhon Dekhi, Masaan, Kadvi Hawa is thrilled to have his next “ Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain” have its International Premiere at South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) 2017 at New York City. The screening at the Sunshine theater is followed by an Q&A with the team. Actor Anushuman Jha who is widely known for his roles in LSD, Chauranga, Mona Darling etc will be present alongwith Director Harish Vyas and Producers Manav Malhotra.
Directed by Harish Vyas, Angrezi Main Kehta Hain comes a slice of life family drama set in the temple town of Varanasi, where Yashwant (played by talent powerhouse, Sanjai Mishra) realises that one needs to put old wine in a new bottle and brings romance back into his rusty married life.
Producer Manav Malhotra said, “In Angrezi Main Kehta Hain we have tried to explore this grossly sidelined aspect of middle age love. It addresses a certain neglected romance of married life amidst growing up children and the routine mundane humdrum where love gets buried underneath layers of duties and commitments of life. Our film also tends to throw light on the social message, how kids react to parents romance and how parents lead their lives in middle class india. Sanjai Mishra comes across as a Middle class honest and very relatable character. He is someone who has got critical acclaim, has done variety of cinema. We needed our protagonist for his realistic approach as our character becomes hero in the process.”
Speaking on the film Director Harish Vyas said, “It’s a romantic film. It is a middle age love story. I wanted to address this side of romance which is subdued and wrapped in the fine nuances of daily grind. Romance in India belongs to the younger youthful generation. Sanjai ji was the only person I had in mind to play this character.
Other artists in the Film include the most promising Anshuman Jha, the most versatile Pankaj Tripathi and the new talent Ekavali Khanna, Brijendra Kala, Shivani Raghuvanshi,Teji Sandhi,Imran Zahid and Shukla.
Film is written and Directed by Harish Vyas and Produced by Manav Malhotra and Bunty Khaan. Music is by Onir-Adil, Ranjan Sharma, Cinematography by Faroukh Mistry, Film Editing by Suresh Pai, Production Design by Shankar Samanta, Art Direction by Gautam Naresh, Costume Design by Priyanka Pandey ,Sneha Sharma, Playback singers include Mohit Chauhan, Pushplata and Shaan.
It’s the story about YASHWANT BATRA a 54 year old simple man; making an honest attempt to win the heart of his wife Kiran whom he never cared for (or she thought so) It is very unlike his character to do all the mushy romantic things that normally a young man is expected to do.
It’s about the mismatched couple who got married due to family force. It’s about realization that living together is not enough and expressing that love is equally important. Yashwant learns it the hard way when his wife decides to separate.
Yashwant finds it hard to live alone in the Banaras house that was once filled with his wife and daughter’s laughter, now the silence is very painful as it brings back the old memories of their smile and the echo of their laughter. After Kiran leaves him he becomes aware of how she nurtured his life and how he took her for granted.
The magical charms of Banaras along with his jolly hearted son-in-law JUGUNU and his own daughter PREETI makes him realize that even old lanes meet a new road someday! And like that even the old fashioned Yashwant tries to bring in the new romance in his married life that was missing from it – forever!
It’s his journey through the old lanes of Banaras to discover his love for his wife and realizing that if it’s about saying ‘I Love You’ than it is never too late to say ‘I LOVE YOU’. It’s about this mismatched couple finding love, eventually in their hard ridden day to day lives.