Neeyat is something that I have never done before” says Rahul Bose about his upcoming whodunnit
Mumbai, 28th June 2023: The upcoming murder mystery Neeyat has been fuelling anticipation amongst aficionados and cinema enthusiasts owing to a gripping storyline that it is all set to present. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Vidya Balan, Neeyat also features Rahul Bose in a pivotal role. Rahul Bose who has several accolades to his name will be seen playing the flamboyant character of Jimmy Mistry, showcasing a never seen before side of him.
Rahul Bose opened up about being a part of Neeyat and his character, “When I heard the story of Neeyat, I felt that it was a classic whodunnit. What was interesting was the cast with Amrita, Shahana, Ram, of course, Vidya and everyone else.” He also went on to add, “The thing that I found interesting and just something to get my teeth into was the character, very very very far away from who I am and certainly very far away from the public perception of who I am. I found it to be very refreshing, something that would sort of make me interested and excited in doing this character everyday. I am very fond of the character, he is very appealing, somebody who has weakness and humour in equal measure, someone who is insecure and funny both, and so I thought that was a very interesting mix to play”
Neeyat is set in the breathtakingly beautiful highlands of Scotland, the engaging trailer takes the viewer into the glamourous world of billionaire Ashish Kapoor and his close circle of family and friends, where everyone is tangled in their own web of secrets. When Ashish Kapoor ends up being murdered at his own party, it is up to detective Mira Rao to uncover the hidden motives and mysteries in this classic whodunnit.
Audiences can expect edge-of-the-seat, captivating entertainment from this murder-mystery with Vidya Balan looking especially refreshing in a never-seen-before avatar. The movie also features a strong ensemble cast featuring Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Neeraj Kabi, Amrita Puri, Shahana Goswami, Niki Walia, Dipannita Sharma, Shashank Arora, Prajakta Koli, Danesh Razvi, Ishika Mehra and Madhav Deval in pivotal roles.
Neeyat is directed by Anu Menon who last directed Vidya Balan in the 2020 superhit ‘Shakuntala Devi’. Anu Menon’s recent directing credits also include multiple episodes of the internationally acclaimed series ‘Killing Eve’. Neeyat has been written by Anu Menon, Priya Venkataraman, Advaita Kala and Girvani Dhyani with dialogues by Kausar Munir. It is produced by the Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment (that also produced Shakuntala Devi, Sherni and Jalso), and co-produced by Prime Video. A unique genre backed by a stellar ensemble cast makes this film definitely one to look out for!
Neeyat will release across theatres worldwide on July 7th.
About Abundantia Entertainment
Founded in 2013 by Vikram Malhotra (formerly, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures), Abundantia Entertainment is India’s premier content company focused on developing and producing progressive, insight-based and uniquely Indian stories for a global audience.
Operating across film and streaming platforms, Abundantia Entertainment boasts of critically acclaimed and commercial hits like Baby, Airlift, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, Chhorii and Jalsa along with the recently released the action-adventure film, Ram Setu, starring Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandes, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Satya Dev. The company has an exciting slate of films in the pipeline, top-lined by the Hindi remake of Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, Sukhee with Shilpa Shetty in the lead, the sequel to the successful, genre-defining horror film, Chhorii, the remake of critically acclaimed film, Angamaly Diaries and a murder-mystery, ‘Neeyat’ by the Shakuntala Devi director, Anu Menon with an ensemble cast led by Vidya Balan.
Abundantia Entertainment was a pioneer creator in the streaming world with its Amazon Original, ‘Breathe’ in 2018. This was followed by its much-loved second season, Breathe: Into The Shadows, which also marked the digital debut of movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen and brought back Amit Sadh from the first season. The recently released, new season of Breathe: Into The Shadows was a huge hit amongst the critics and audiences globally. Its all-women-led ensemble ‘Hush Hush’ brought yesteryear super stars, Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka onto the streaming platform, also released to rave reviews on Prime Video. Exciting content in development as streaming originals includes, an Amazon Original, ‘The End’ marking the streaming debut of superstar Akshay Kumar, a multi-season crime drama, based on the popular ‘Rita Ferreira’ books and the remake of the Israeli hit YA series, ‘The Missing’ and ‘The Hood’. Book adaptations of bestsellers like Flawed, are also being developed.
To focus on high-growth and high-potential segments and genres, Abundantia Entertainment has launched two genre verticals – ‘Psych’ for horror and paranormal and ‘Filters’ for the Young Adult segment and is actively developing content under these.
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