India’s first underwater action adventure is here to take you by storm! BLUE, an underwater action thriller directed by Anthony D’Souza, is not only Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd’s but also Bollywood’s most ambitious and promising projects till date.
‘BLUE’ captures the fast paced action, above and below the ocean as never seen before in Indian Cinema!
Under the visionary direction of debutant Anthony D’Souza, this oceanic spectacle features Bollywood stars like Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif.
Having an amalgation of Hollywood and Bollywood, the film boasts of the best technicians from across the world. The wild scenic beauty of the oceans has been captured by the underwater specialist cinematographer Pete Zuccarini, who has worked on Hollywood blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean and Deep Blue Sea. Cinematographer Laxman Utekar captured the beauty of the Bahamas & Bangkok.
That’s not all, the fast paced racy action has been executed by action director James Bomalick who had set our pulses running with ‘The Fast and The Furious – Tokyo Drift’ earlier.
When you’ve got such a stellar cast and crew, can the music be far behind? This all-round action packed grandiose has none other than Oscar winner A R Rahman composing the tracks for the film with the winning combination of Resul Pookuty engineering the sound.
And just when you thought you’ve got the best combination, the icing on the cake comes in the form of International pop-sensation Kylie Minogue who has performed a special number in the film along with the leading cast of the film!!!
Looks like the countdown to Bollywood’s most awaited film has begun!
Set in the Bahamas & Bangkok, the film revolves around the complex relationships shared amongst the lead characters and their search for a lost treasure.
Sagar (Sanjay Dutt) and Sam (Zayed Khan) are brothers, who find a friend in Aarav (Akshay Kumar) – a manipulative and scheming business-tycoon. Mona (Lara Dutta) is Sagar’s love-interest in the film and Nikki (Katrina Kaif) is a free- spirited individual with an ulterior motive.
As emotions run high and motives run deep, the dark side of human nature lays bare. The characters grapple; initially with sharks, and then with their own pricking conscience as greed & betrayals take over and threaten to destroy their very existence.
With adrenaline pumping action sequences and death-defying stunts, BLUE has a stunning visual quality, quite unique from that of its contemporaries and has all the potential of becoming a land-mark film in Hindi Cinema.
Made in collaboration with Hollywood and Bollywood big-wigs, the film’s credits include:
· Banner – Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.
· Producer – Dhilin Mehta
· Star cast: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif
· Director: Anthony D’Souza. He has directed music videos for Santana. He has directed 52 episodes of ‘Ripley’s Believe it or not’ aired on AXN for the South –East Asian regions. He has also directed advertisements for Nokia, Airtel, Videocon, Cadbury, Schweppes, etc.
· Music Director: Oscar-winner A.R Rahman
· Under-water cinematographer: Pete Zuccarini, who has worked on Hollywood blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean and Deep Blue Sea
· Action Director: James Bomalick of ‘The Fast and The Furious – Tokyo Drift’ fame
· Cameo: International pop-sensation Kylie Minogue has performed a special number in the film along with the leading cast of the film.
Release Date – 16th October ‘09 (Diwali)