Given their hideous quality, we’ve always viewed the release of every Bollywood film with mucho fear, as an apocalyptic event if you will.
Well, maybe somebody invaded our mind and poked into our thoughts a la the Inception. 😉
You see, the other day Manan Singh Katohora, a U.S.-based Hindi film director and producer, sent us an e-mail asking for part-funding for his upcoming Hindi movie.
Touting it as the first Bollywood post-apocalyptic film, Katohora wrote in the e-mail that Pralay (working title of the film) would be filmed in Washington D.C.
It seems the movie is inspired by the so-called Mayan calendar myth of the end of the world in 2012.
Given the propensity of Indian film producers and directors to find easy ‘inspiration’ in Hollywood films, we hope Pralay is not ‘inspired’ by the Viggo Mortensen movie The Road.
The total budget of Pralay has been pegged at $300,000 and Katohora throws the bait of a Bollywood celebrity being attached to the project.
No clue as to who that Bollywood celebrity could be.
The minimum investment in Pralay is $10,000, which is equivalent to one block or 2.5% of the film. There are 30 blocks in all and 26 blocks were available at the beginning of this year.
Katohora mentions in the e-mail that the movie will be dubbed into Tamil, Telugu and Bengali languages to enhance revenue prospects.
By the way, Katohora has been involved in a bunch of movies either as director, producer or writer – 9 Eleven, Come to My Window, Extrospection, When Kiran Met Karen, Arya, Amy et al.
Should you want to know more about Katohora, you can check his IMDB profile here.