If I have not been regular, that’s because I have been losing sleep
over my new film Good Night | Good Morning about an all-night phone
call between two strangers on New Year’s night in New York City. The
film stars Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams, Love Guru), Seema Rahmani (Loins of Punjab, Missed Call, Sins), Vasanth Santosham (Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain) and Raja Sen (writer/critic – the one from Rediff/Mumbai Mirror).
It is quite an experimental independent film because the entire movie
is just a long phone call and there’s very little going on apart from
that phone conversation. Sort of Before Sunrise on the phone. The
story and the plot are a little different though. We did a few tests
with friends, strangers and critics and I am happy to report that we
are getting very good buzz.
The film’s already selected into three film festivals – Mumbai Film
Festival organised by MAMI, the South Asian International Film
Festival in New York and the Chennai International Film Festival in
So make a note of these dates:
The World Premiere of my film Good Night | Good Morning is on October
24, 3.30 p.m. at PVR Juhu, Mumbai.
How to get a pass: Since this premiere is part of the Mumbai Film
Festival, you need to register as a delegate and once you do that, you
can watch not just my film about also choose from another 200 films
between October 21-28.
The International Premiere of Good Night | Good Morning is on October
28, 10 p.m. at SVA Theatre, New York
How to get a pass: The ticket costs $15 and you can buy online from by registering with the festival
The seating is limited at both venues (only about 250 seats for Mumbai
and about 500 for New York) and since the free seats we are getting is
just about adequate to accommodate our cast and crew and family, you
need to get a ticket.
Do call me if you are coming or send me an email a day before the show
so that I can look for you after the film or try to smuggle you in if
you can prove you are as broke as I am. 🙂
What I also need you to do is to spread the word and let your friends
in Bombay and New York know about the film.
I am sure you don’t need any further convincing to come and see my
film but your friends might.
So I am attaching everything that will help them make up their mind
about whether or not they want to watch it… with pictures, with
videos of our good scenes and our not-so-good to bad-scenes that we
deleted from the final film.
Basically, all the info you are going to need to spread the word to
your friends. Send it only to people you are sure would enjoy
independent films because like I said, the entire film is just one
phone call (The film is about 73 minutes long).
I can promise you great actors – Manu Narayan and Seema Rahmani are
fantastic!! And there’s some decent writing (I co-wrote this film with
Shilpa Rathnam and I think you know who that is!) and fun moments.
You’ll get an idea as you watch the videos below. I like the film I’ve
made if I can say so myself. 🙂
Also, one final request: If you know journalists who write on films,
send them this email please. We need to generate all the buzz we can
since we have no money left for anything. Who knows they may pitch it
with a larger trend story on independent films or technology-based
romance films or write about this film once they’ve seen it. For
which, we need them to come and watch. All pictures from the Publicity
Albums on Facebook can be used to promote the film.
http://goodnightgoodmorningthefilm.com (Also, if you or anyone has
time to maintain or redesign this thing we did in a hurry, please
Promo 1 – Melons:
Deleted Scene – When Geeky Met Sassy:
Deleted Scene – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai:
Deleted Scene – Pocketful of Rainbows: