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Photon Kathaas (PKP)


Thursday 16 February, 2012

Photon Kathaas

Theatrical release of fourth film

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Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd
16 February 2012

Photon Kathaas Productions


Theatrical release of fourth film


Chennai, 16 February 2012. Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd. (AIM: PKP, "Photon Kathaas", "the Company"), the South Indian film company, has announced that its latest film "Ekk Deewana Tha" (There Was a Passionate Lover) will be make its international theatrical release  on 17 February 2012.


Directed by PKP's Chief Creative Officer Gautham Vasudev Menon, Ekk Deewana Tha is the studio's fourth film and is a Hindi remake of his original Tamil-language blockbuster "Vinnai Thandi Varuvaaya" which was also remade in Telugu as Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010. 


The film features British model and actress Amy Jackson, making her Bollywood debut, and seven songs provided by A.R. Rahman, one of which, "Hosanna" is currently no 1 in the Indian radio charts.


The film has been produced in conjunction with Fox Star Studios (a joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox and Satellite Television Asia Region) and RS Infotainment PVT Ltd.


Venkat Somasundaram, CEO, PKP said


"Ekk Deewana Tha is our largest project to date and takes us from our heartland of South Indian cinema into the huge North Indian Hindi-speaking market of Bollywood films. It is clear example of our stated objective of leveraging our content across languages and geographies.


"We are very excited about the prospects for this film.  It has all the key ingredients for success in Indian cinema; a classic love story with a fantastic soundtrack, plus the backing of a major partner such as Fox Star Studio's behind it.


"There is a strong buzz of anticipation in advance of the film's release, which has been timed to coincide with the appetite for romance around Valentine's day."


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Photon Kathaas

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+65 6224 4991

Reshma Ghatala, Head of Marketing

+91 44 2820 2988

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About Photon Kathaas Productions


Photon Kathaas Productions is the first film company specifically created to make and distribute films of different genres to a primarily South Indian audience, speaking the languages of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.


PKP benefits from a special creative relationship with its chief creative officer, Gautham Vasudev Menon. Gautham is one of the leading directors and producers in South Indian cinema. He has been involved in nine films to date, not only as a director but also as a screenplay writer, an executive producer and a producer. His earlier films include: Minnale (2000), Rehna He Tera Dile Mein (2001), Kaaka Kaaka (2003), Gharshana (2004), Vettaiyadu Vellaiyadi (2006), Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008) Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010), Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) and Nadunissi Naaygal (2011).


A. R. Rahman is PKP's creative adviser. He is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer and is credited for totally overhauling the style in which music is made in India. A. R. Rahman has won two Academy Awards (Slumdog Millionaire), 25 Filmfare Awards, four Indian National Film Awards, a Bafta Award, two Golden Globes and two Grammy Awards.



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