‘Tera Kya Hoga…’ Sudhir Mishra’s tribute to Mumbai (IANS Preview)

Monday, December 13, 2010

NEW DELHI - After exploring Mumbai in “Dharavi”, “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi” and “Chameli”, director Sudhir Mishra is set to take audiences through the murky lanes of the western metropolis again in his dark thriller “Tera Kya Hoga Johnny”, which is releasing Friday.

The film explores the psyche of individuals trapped in extreme circumstances with four short stories.

Set in a time when people are trying to turn Mumbai into another Shanghai, “Tera Kya Hoga…” stars debutant Sikandar Agarwal in the lead. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Soha Ali Khan, Karan Nath, Kay Kay Menon and Shahana Goswami also form the cast of the movie along with filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Aditya Bhattacharya.

Produced by Tutu Sharma and Manu Kumaran of Medient Production, the thrilling drama has been written by Sudhir Mishra who has given new meanings to emotions like greed, love, betrayal and hope in his script.

“Tera Kya Hoga Johnny” is Mishra’s first release after “Khoya Khoya Chand”.

The first story is about Parvez (Neil), whose life is torn between his desperation to run away with the love of his life Divya (Shahana) and his desire to get rich quickly.

Divya is married to corrupt encounter cop Chiple, played by Kay Kay. Parvez decides to steal Chiple’s money and thus unfolds new thrills in the story.

Then there is the story of Priti (Soha) and Vishal (Karan). Soha is a small-time model who is dating Vishal, a cocaine addict, who is involved in the world of crime.

Intertwined into the lives of these characters are Chutta (Vijay Maurya), a drug dealer who aims to corporatise the trade along with eunuch Begam played by Saurabh Shukla.

The medium budget “Tera Kya Hoga Johnny” was wrapped up in 2008, but the release was deferred for some unknown reasons and the producer Sharma is happy that it is releasing now. The film made headlines when its uncut version was leaked online.

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