UTV partners with RGV to co-produce next

MUMBAI: Year 2008 witnessed UTV Motion Pictures foray into a variety of genres with films like Wednesday, Welcome to Sajjanpur and the recent cult movie Dev.D.

And in 2009, the company has joined hands with Dreamforce Enterprise, a division of Ram Gopal Varma Film Factory, to co-produce its new venture Agyaat-the Unknown.

Described as a “uniquely differentiated thriller”, the plot of the mid-budget film revolves around the story of a film unit on a shoot in a remote jungle in Sri Lanka.

"UTV has always been experimental about the projects it ventures into and has been a trend setter in the Indian film industry. Agyaat with RGV is another step in this direction,” says UTV Motion Pictures COO Ram Mirchandani.

Mirchandani notes that such films are a popular genre abroad including blockbusters like Blairwitch Project and Predator. However, no Indian producer has ever risked a film in this genre with Indian actors and a story designed to cater to the Indian audiences. “We are happy to partner with RGV on this film and given his expertise in film making we are sure to deliver a fantastic product," Mirchandani states.

Commenting on the partnership, RGV says, "I have always believed in pushing the envelope and together with UTV, we look forward to making the very first of this kind of film in India."

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