Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Saif, Abhay in Battle of the Zombies

By Subhash K. Jha, July 2, 2011 - 14:06 IST

Indian audiences' fascination with ghosts, spectres and ghouls will now be extended into zombies. So far, films about zombies have not been a part of Indian cinema's horror culture. But now two filmmakers - the Shor- In the City co-directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK and the Manorama 6 Feet Under director Navdeep Singh - have decided to make what the think would be India's first Zombie thriller.

Unknown to Nidimoru and Krishna and their producer Saif Ali Khan is the fact that another producer has hit upon the same idea. Zombie-land it is for the Abhay Deol starrer Shaadi Of The Dead to be directed by Navdeep Singh.

While the Kunal Khemu starrer Go Goa Gone is about a bunch of youngsters out to have fun who get assailed in zombies, the Abhay deol starrer Shaadi Of The Dead is about an attack by zombies while a full-on Punjabi wedding is on.

Both the projects want to take a lighter look at the cult of zombies.

Interestingly, both the projects want to get on with their respective Zombie shows on the floor immediately. Each one wants to be the first Zombie film in the theatres and efforts to the shooting started and completed ASAP are on.

While Kunal Khemu who plays the lead in Go Goa Gone feigns ignorance of the other project the Shaadi Of The Dead, producer Sid Jain says he's aware of the other project. "More films will help widen the genre, so I'm happy someone else is attempting a zombie film. But I plan to make a series of zombie flicks. In fact even before Shaadi Of The Dead has gone on the floors, we've already planned the sequel Honeymoon Of The Dead."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who in India would want to see a Zombie movie starring Indian zombies? This audience can get its fill of zombie movies from the west. Why can't Mumbai produce some decent stories instead? It is not as if they have run out of genres!