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Promise Dad: A heartwarming tale that narrates the passion of ice-skating amidst the struggle for survival

Promise DadUK cinema goers will be taken on an emotional journey this summer with Promise Dad – an extraordinary story that follows ‘Malay’ played by British skater Tom Paulson on his journey to discover his passion for ice-skating whilst defying all odds.

Shot in London, this British film made by debut Indian film-maker Ritesh Sinha narrates a tale of an British working-class family and the struggles that come with it.

It beautifully essays the awe-inspiring relationship of a loving father who on discovering his son’s talent and passion fights against all odds including Financial constraints to fulfill the dreams of his son becoming a skating champion.

The film introduces young British ice-skater Tom Paulson in lead,  Manchester-born Catherine Mushkun as the lead actress with Faye Morgan and Alex Wildgoose and a seasoned cast of Indian actors Satish Kaushik (Brick Lane Fame), Tom Alter, Jugal Hansraj, Natasa Stankovik and Divya Dutta.

The film is set to draw cinema goers across the UK for its honesty, sincerity, engaging and power-pact performances and deeply touching story that everyone will relate to. It sets the benchmark in the portrayal of true sportsmanship and the most intense competition in the world of ice-skating whilst touching upon the warmth and commitment between a father and son.

The film will release on 24th July 2015. 

Akshay Kumar’s production ‘Adhantari’ to be shot in London

Tanisha Mukherjee makes glittering debut in cross-border, UK-India-Marathi drama

Ashvini Yardi & Akshay Kumar Grazing Goat Pictures, the new production powerhouse from Bollywood supremo Akshay Kumar and previous Colors TV channel head Ashvini Yardi, is set to launch one of the most ambitious Marathi film projects to date, Adhantari.

The film stars Tanisha Mukherjee, the younger sister of superstar Kajol, who makes her debut in regional Marathi cinema. A familiar face in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films, Tanisha has now made the successful transition into the popular genre of Marathi cinema. Her previous credits include films such as Neal ‘N’ Nikki and Sarkar Raj.

Grazing Goat Pictures sees as its mission statement a desire to place regional cinema in India on the global and local film map. It has so far successfully tapped this niche market and has spearheaded investment into regional cinema across India.

Renowned for thought-provoking, unique and emotive film making across boundaries and genres, Grazing Goat Pictures delves deep to bring the audience films that are cutting edge and high-concept, resonating with multiple audiences.

Adhantari is certainly at the forefront of this trend. A film about the dilemma that a young Maharashtran student faces when he leaves the security and comfort of his homeland of India to study in the UK on a schorarship, Adhantari charts his journey of trials and tribulations as he grows and matures into the person he becomes. We find him change from an innocent young man, to a wordly-wise person with a different set of goals and priorities from which he started.

Adhantari stars a mix of Hindi cinema’s rising talent, including Sumeet Raghavan, Tanisha Mukherjee and Manse Salvi. The film will set a precedent in that it is the first time that Sumeet Raghavan and Tanisha Mukherjee have featured in a Marathi film. Setting another first, the peppy, modern soundtrack is by Apeksha Dandekar, who also has an essaying role in the film.

Filming for Adhantari starts this April with a schedule in London and Pune.