Monday, January 30, 2012


'Love You To Death' is a wild, whacky comic thriller in 'Hinglish' that has a laugh at the crazy times we live in. Triggered partially by newspaper stories of greed, it includes a bunch of bumbling murder attempts. Plus a doctor who is a 'sexpert' by day, a rockstar by night. A theatre director who also organises 'supari' deaths. A spectacular dog funeral with dogs of all castes and 'breeds' in attendance!

There's Sonia who's rich, who loves her dog. Her dog has human problems including anorexia and insomnia. Both receive therapy in the form of crystals and herbal teas from an attractive, manipulative therapist. The therapist is having an affair with Sonia's father-in-law. Sonia's husband Atul and his mom are driven by greed and ambition. A Russian Israeli arms dealer (who's son is a 'peacenik') has a business proposal. Atul wants to set up an arms factory with him even as he personally suffers from 'missile failure'. A hilarious scene with the 'sexpert' ensues.

Sonia meets a born-again Indian, an 'eco-warrior' who's dream is to build low cost solar panels for every village in the country. Atul and his mother plot two murder attempts. The film culminates in an art gallery with loads of blank guns, a single loaded pistol and some unexpected results!

The talented ensemble cast includes Chandan Roy Sanyal, Suhasini Mulay, Sheeba Chadha and introduces a new lead actress, Yuki Ellias.

Instead of Bollywood stars we have a story, a script and some outstanding performances. The film has been screened in 7 festivals in India, the United States and Canada; it won an Audience Award in Anchorage too.

Atul : Chandan Roy Sanyal
Sonia : Yuki Ellias
Sundari : Suhasini Mulay
Ravi : Kallol Banerjee
John : Nicholas Brown
Maya : Sheeba Chadha
Dr. Pesi Dinshaw : Sohrab Ardeshir
Theatre Director : Chetan Sashital
Chhotu : Sagar Salunke
Undertaker : Uday Chandra

Guest Appearances
Yuri : Leonid Kudryavtsev
Moshe : Graham Colley
Ella : Ella Kudryavtsev

Director & Cinematographer : 
Rafeeq Ellias

Producer: Chiman Savla

Executive Producer: 
Pallu Newatia

Abhro Banerjee

Music Director: 
Ronit Chaterji

Rafeeq Ellias, Abhro Banerjee, Yuki Ellias and Pallu Newatia

Sound Designer: 
Tapan Bhattacharya

Mulchand Dhedhia

Manohar Verma

Himanshu Jhunjhunwala