Interactive Session with Cast and Crew of the Movie – Before You Die
August 10, 2021
iLEAD, recognized as the 4th best media college in India as per KPMG, in a first ever initiative is providing an opportunity to the film students to experience and learn every aspect of filmmaking practically on the floor. iLEAD Films, the in house production unit of the institute, will be producing for a full length Hindi commercial movie titled as ‘Before You Die’. The shooting will be taking place in the outdoor locales of Siliguri, Kalimpong, Kolkata and more.
The film is to be directed by Suvendu Raj Ghosh. It will star veteran actors like Mukesh Rishi, Zarina Wahab and Mushtaq Khan and child actor Arha Mahajan. The film will witness the debut of actors Puneet Raj Sharma and Kavya Kashyap, who will be playing the male and female protagonists in the movie. Toshi Sabri, who is known for his hit musical numbers in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, Housefull 3, Pyar Ka Punchnama 2, will be composing the music for the film.
On August 10th 2021, an interactive session with the cast, director and screenplay writer of the movie was organized at the campus.
Chairman, Mr Pradip Chopra, said at the event, “The entire creative industry of India, whether it is film-making, animation, script writing, music, costume designing, is dominated by the people from Bengal. However Bengal is not a significant player in this industry apart from being a substantial resource base as there is a lack of spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and risk taking appetite. This is a gap we want to fill thus we are venturing into production of full length Hindi commercial film. We want to involve our students because they are extremely talented. Our goal is also to make Kolkata a good production centre, a hub of film making in times to come”.
iLEAD Films has produced a well praised documentary ‘1971-India’s Finest Hour’ based on India’s win over Pakistan and Liberation of Bangladesh along with a documentary on the life of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India. iLEAD films is currently in the process of making another documentary which will cover the last 120 days of the transfer of power in 1947, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of our Independence. iLEAD films also has more movies and web series in the pipeline to be produced. All these projects are to have iLEAD’s media and film students as part of the cast and crew.