Assorted Motion Pictures has announced their new venture Kalabai From Byculla and has been made by acclaimed filmmaker Saumitra Singh. The movie is the country’s first short-length mythological film that deals with the myth and mystery of supernatural power.
The film stars Sharib Hashmi and Shruti Bapna, in the lead and was shot entirely in Mumbai. The film revolves around the life of a struggling artist who works hard to make his ends meet only to have a life-changing chance to turn everything around when Kalabai enters his life. The film is laced with intriguing elements of mystery that will keep the audience glued to their screens. This marks Biiggbang Amusement’s first Hindi film collaboration.
Sudip Mukherjee, CEO and Founder, Biiggbang Amusement added, “After Rikshawala, this marks our second association with Assorted Motion Pictures. As an OTT platform that aims at building a content library embedded with immersive stories, Assorted Motion Pictures makes for a great platform to collaborate with, as we are in sync with our vision of storytelling and we are thus, looking at more opportunities to bring in many more stories that connect with our audiences countrywide. We are also proud to associate with young makers like Saumitra Singh, and famed production houses like Assorted Motion Pictures and Jack n Jill Pictures to inscribe riveting films on our content slate.”
Thrilled about the collaboration, Rinku Biswas, Head of Marketing, Biiggbang Amusement shared, “Kalabai From Byculla is an unconventional story that brings forth elements of magic and mystery in the most relatable and realistic way. We all are looking out for a guardian angel that can come to our rescue during harsh times. With this thought, we are glad to announce the #KaunHaiKalabai campaign to unveil the mystery together. We are excited for our second collaboration with Assorted Motion Pictures and our very first Hindi film acquisition that will be available on our platform soon.”
Known for his acting chops, the lead actor Sharib Hashmi says, “This film will always be special to me. I really want to thank Assorted Motion Pictures and my director Saumitra for believing in me and the subject. In today’s time when the world is rushing for bloodbath content, Kalabai From Byculla seems like a whiff of fresh air. I also thank Biiggbang for providing us with a platform where we can showcase our work and I am truly excited about this association.”
Acclaimed filmmaker Saumitra Singh in his statement adds, “I am grateful to Assorted Motion Pictures and Jack N Jill Pictures for entrusting me with this film. For any independent director, it’s very difficult to find a good producer who would stand by his vision. I would give credit to Shashwat Joshi Ji and Ram Kamal Mukherjee for coming forth in making Kalabai From Byculla. Working with Sharib Hashmi and Shruti Bapna was a great experience because they both come with their knowledge of good cinema. And collaborating with such talents always enhances the final product.”
Producer Shashwat Joshi from Jack N Jill Pictures feels proud to be associated with this film. “Saumitra is a talented director. We often come across young makers who are not sure about the visuals. They might end up writing good stories, but eventually, they make a mess when it comes to the execution of the plot. But while working with Saumitra I realized that he is a hands-on maker,” added Joshi.
Producer Ram Kamal Mukherjee, on behalf of Assorted Motion Pictures, says, “I have seen Saumitra’s earlier work and he is an extremely talented director. When he narrated the story, I was impressed with the simplicity. I like people who can express their thoughts in a certain frame of time. Being a director myself, I find that quality extremely rare in today’s time. I thank my friend Yash Jain who introduced me to Saumitra and his body of work. I am glad that we are gearing up to showcase this film exclusively on BiiggBang.”