Update: The theatrical trailer is now out on the official site.
Release Date: January 20, 2012
Genre : Romance
Studio : MADE IN MADRAS ink
Good Night | Good Morning is an independent romance film directed by Sudhish Kamath and stars Seema Rahmani (Loins of Punjab, Sins, Missed Call), Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams, The Love Guru, Quarter-Life Crisis), Vasanth Santosham (Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain), popular film critic and screenwriter Raja Sen and adman Abhishek D Shah.
The film was selected into the Mumbai Film Festival 2010, South Asian Intl Film Festival 2010, New York, Goa Film Alliance-IFFI 2010, Goa, Chennai Intl Film Festival 2010, Chennai, Habitat Film Festival 2011, New Delhi, Transilvania Intl Film Festival, Cluj, Romania, 2011 and the Noordelijk Film Festival, Netherlands, 2011.
Plot : Turiya (Manu Narayan) driving from New York to Philadelphia with buddies, and a mysterious girl (Seema Rahmani) alone in her hotel room — complete strangers — engage in an all-night phone conversation on New Year’s night and go through eight stages of romance. The Icebreaker. The Honeymoon. The Reality Check. The Break-up. The Patch-up. The Confiding. The Great Friendship & The Killing Confusion.
Rated 3.97/5 – Audience Barometer, Transilvania International Film Festival
Rated 7.11/10 – Audience Barometer, Noordelijk Film Festival, Netherlands
Harneet Singh, Indian Express
“Standout Indian effort”
Namrata Joshi, Outlook
“Interesting, intelligent & innovative”
Pragya Tiwari, Tehelka
“Beyond good. Original, engrossing and entertaining”
Roshni Mulchandani, Bollyspice
Aseem Chabbra, India Abroad/Mumbai Mirror
Starring : Manu Narayan, Seema Rahmani, Vasanth Santosham, Raja Sen, Abhishek D Shah
Directed By : Sudhish Kamath
Written By : Shilpa Rathnam, Sudhish Kamath
Produced By : Sudhish Kamath
Website : http://goodnightgoodmorningthefilm.com
“To call Good Night | Good Morning good cinema is understatement; it’s beyond good… It’s original, engrossing and entertaining. But what it does most is make you think. You find yourself pondering over old relationships, realizing the need to forgo and let go and more than anything, GN|GM reinforces your faith in love… it’s a conversation you’ll never forget,” Roshni Mulchandani, BollySpice, wrote in her review of Good Night | Good Morning.
“It is touching, heart breaking and drives you down the memory lane. I can easily say this is the most daring movie ever made. It’s a must-watch. I am going with 4/5,” blogger Naveen Varadarajan writes on BehindWoods.
“If Woody Allen had wanted to make a conversation film based on two Americans of Indian origin, it would look like Good Night|Good morning,” movie-buff Sai Prasad Narendran blogged in his review of the film, giving it 9.3/10!
“Special mention to Sudhish Kamath’s ‘Good Night | Good Morning’ which is in the ‘Before Sunrise’ space. The script by Kamath and Shilpa Rathnam is mint fresh with some great dialogues.,” Harneet Singh, Indian Express, wrote in her review of the Mumbai Film Festival that played over 200 films over a span of a week between October 21 and 28. “Good Night Good Morning is lovely. Good mood, sharp lines, super acting and that jazz,” she had also tweeted after the screening.
“The standout Indian efforts were Srinivas Sunderrajan’s The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project, a film on filmmaking, made on Rs 40,000; Sudhish Kamath’s Good Night, Good Morning, a romantic film about a phone talk between two strangers; and Girish Kasaravalli’s Kanasemba Kudureyaneri (Riding the Stallion of a Dream), a tale of a grave-digger’s loss of faith in the power of his dreams,” Namrata Joshi, Outlook Magazine wrote in her review of the Mumbai Film Festival.
“I liked Sudhish Kamath’s Good Night Good Morning. Touching sophisticated film with Manu Narayan, Seema Rahmani and a very cool Raja Sen,” journalist Aseem Chhabra tweeted after catching the film at the South Asian International Film Festival and said on camera that it was very rare to see a film like this come out of India.
“Good Night Good Morning by Sudhish Kamath is an arresting watch. Slick shots and crisp writing,” film critic Mihir Fadnavis tweeted after watching the film at the Mumbai Film Festival.
Good Night | Good Morning will next play during IFFI in Goa this month and at the Chennai International Film Festival in December (Watch this space for dates).
Journalists interested in doing previews or reviews of the film, please mail madeinmadras at gmail dot com and we will be glad to assist you.