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Warner Bros. Pictures India Enters into an Exclusive Three Film Pact with People Tree Films


Mumbai - Warner Bros. Pictures India has entered into an exclusive three picture deal with People Tree Films. This pact covers the production and distribution of three films to be released by Warner Bros. The agreement was announced today by Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja, Partners, People Tree films and Blaise Fernandes Country Head for Warner Bros. Pictures India.

Jaane Kahaa Se Aayi Hai staring Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez & Ruslaan Mumtaz under the direction of Milap Milan Zaveri is a romantic comedy about a woman from Venus who crash-lands on Earth looking for love. She befriends a born loser who is extremely unlucky in finding love who helps her in her quest of finding true love. The music direction of the film is by Sajid & Wajid. The film in currently in production and is slated to release in summer of 2009.

Chandbhai is Nikhil Advani second directorial venture with Warner Bros. after Chandni Chowk to China. Akshay Khanna & Vidya Balan star in this emotional heartrending story of how a struggling director transforms a rebel inmate of a remand home. It tells the story of how two characters change their life by facing their inner demons and embracing life and happiness in the process. Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy are the music directors of the film.

The third film is Basra starring Akshaye Khanna and directed by Navdeep Singh. It’s a story of a spy and a cop’s lives intertwine in a dangerous game of espionage, betrayal and revenge triggering off from the deserts of Iraq and moving through the underbelly of Mumbai’s drug and flesh trade and finally ending at the powerful corridor’s of politics in Delhi.

“Both Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja are dynamic creative individuals whose vision we share. We hope to have a long and successful association with People Tree Films in the future” says Richard Fox, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. International.

“It’s a pleasure to associate with People Tree Films after working with them for Chandni Chowk to China which has shaped up extremely well” says Blaise Fernandes, Country Head, Warner Bros. Pictures India.

“Each of these films belongs to a different genre. Jaane Kahaa Se Aayi Hai is a romactic comedy whereas Basra is a political thriller. Chandbhai is a film that has been close to my heart for a while now and I am glad to start this as my first project after Chandni Chowk to China” says Nikhil Advani, Partner People Tree films.

“We are proud to associate with Warner Bros for three more film after Chandni Chowk to China. We are looking at releasing Jaane Kahaa Se Aayi Ha in the summer of 2009, Chandbhai during Diwali 2009 & Basra will hit the cinemas at the end of 2009” says Mukesh Talreja, Partner People Tree films.

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About People Tree:
Mukesh Talreja, the producer of Tere Naam and Nikhil Advani, the director of Kal Ho Na Ho, collaborated for the first time together to make Salaam E Ishq (2007). They have now, once again come together to form ‘People Tree Films Pvt. Ltd.’ The attempt of this production house will be to introduce and nurture talent, both as actors and technicians.

People Tree Films has signed young directors like Navdeep Singh (Director of Manorama Six Feet Under), Milap Zaveri (Writer for Hey Baby, Kaante, Jhankaar Beats) and Vikramaditya Motwane (Writer of Goal and Dev D) to spearhead their fledging projects. These films cover a wide range of genres from romantic comedies to fast paced action thrillers and relatively new territories in Indian cinema like 3D animation. People Tree Films is working with seasoned and experienced actors like Mithun Chakraborthy and Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna and Riteish Deshmukh, also young fresh talent like Deepika Padukone, Jaqueline Fernandez and Ruslaan Mumtaaz, will be seen playing characters in the wide variety of films being made under this new banner. The latest venture produced by People Tree Films is Chandni Chowk to China directed by Nikhil Advani starring Mithun Chakraborty, Akshaye Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Ranvir Shorey and will be ready for release on January 16th 2009


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