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Shrivas Nydu


'Balakka - Loved Women' combines the two ends of feelings of love and authority together. It’s the comic story on the classic theme. The film portrays the colours of both the phenomena of Chhaya (Shadow) and Maya (Illusion) in women.


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Balakka - Loved Woman

Film
Film
Original Title (If different): 
Balakka
Language: 
Hindi
Other languages or subtitles: 
English
Production country: 
India
Running time (In minutes): 
91min.44sec.
Theme: 
Comedy
Category/Format: 
Fiction Features
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
September, 2012
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Though graduated in graphic designing and worked as a visualizer in initial years of his career and then co-incidentally plunged into the performing arts. Been in theatre for 14 years directed more than 50 plays and received several youth awards for excellence in drama direction. As per the Films are concerned he has been associated with well known Indian production houses like Professional Management Group, Durga Khote Productions, Neo Films, Balaji Telefilms Ltd. and Shri Ashtvinayak Cinevision Ltd. Eros International. Done dozens of TVCs, couple of documentaries and lots of TV. And just completed his debut feature length film titled ‘Balakka – Loved Woman’

Film director: 
Shrivas Nydu
Producer: 
Sanjay Makwana
About the Producer: 
<p style="margin-left:-.5in;">He comes from a real estate business background but has a zeal for making films. Because of his love for arts he has been associated with theatre as a producer, actor and director and produced more than 20 plays in Gujarati and Hindi. &lsquo;Balakka-Loved Woman&rsquo; is his debut film as a producer and there are several films ahead to take off.</p>
Screenplay: 
Shrivas Nydu (Story-Ravi Buleiy)
Editing: 
Shrivas Nydu
Film photographer: 
Jay Singh
Sound: 
Suresh Manna
Music: 
Bikram Bhagawati
Art Director: 
Shekhar Yadav
Costume: 
Shekhar Yadav
Decor: 
Shekhar Yadav
Cast 1: 
Khushbu Gupta as Chhaya & Maya
Cast 2: 
Nideep Trivedi as Popo
Cast 3: 
Bobby Vats as Premchand Ajabia
Cast 4: 
Mrunalini Bhatt as Popo's Mother
Cast 5: 
Jeetendra Sharma as Shyam
Film synopsis: 
<p>In the private world of a woman, love, heart, and touch-sensation are considered in the first place where for a man, body, lust, power and sex are priority. But what in a reversed case...? It&rsquo;s called &lsquo;Triya Charitra&rsquo; the character of woman! They say when God could not understand, what to say about a man?</p> <p><br /> Triya (the woman) is Chhaya (a shadow). Triya is Maya (an illusion). Who could hold shadow (Chhaya) and who can acquire an illusion (Maya) in his acquisition? If &lsquo;Chhaya&rsquo; is a con then Maya too is a siren. &#39;Balakka&rsquo; - Loved Woman is all about Triya&rsquo;s (woman&rsquo;s) hocus-pocus nature. Balakka in Sanskrit is used for erotic woman. Ironically, &#39;Balakka&#39; is the man&rsquo;s &lsquo;Kamini&rsquo; (the desired woman)! And he is very possessive about her. But who can confine love and mind?</p> <p><br /> <strong>&#39;Balakka -</strong> Loved Women&#39; combines the two ends of feelings of love and authority together. It&rsquo;s the comic story on the classic theme. The film portrays the colours of both the phenomena of Chhaya (Shadow) and Maya (Illusion) in women.</p> <p><br /> A rickshaw driver Popo loves his wife Chhaya unconditionally. Chhaya is the whole world for him. One day when he finds her in the arms of someone else, his world gets shattered. On the other hand is an attorney, Premchand Ajabia. He had a crush on Maya in his college days and still lives in those illusionary memories of Maya, though Maya&#39;s settled with a rich fellow. But after years when Premchand gets a letter from her that creates a flutter in his life.</p> <p><br /> One city, two men and two &lsquo;Apsaras&rsquo; (fairies) of their dreams.... Life twists and turns this side and that side. Not a breath of relief. Never ending feelings of restlessness. Pity on circumstances or laugh at the characters. <strong>Is love really a destiny?</strong> If you ask about it, the same answer will be repeated &ndash; Don&rsquo;t ask. <strong>Fall in and feel it.</strong></p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
USD 61K
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
HD
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
5.1
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
DCP, HDCAM, Digibeta, High Quality MOV Data File
Number of reels: 
6 JAMBO
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

List of Selections

 

Balakka – Loved Woman has got official selection of SWIFF’12 (South West London International Film Festival 2012, London in the feature length fiction competition category and has been screened there on 29th November 2012.

It was in the official selection of DIFF ‘12 (1st Delhi International Film Festival, 2012) New Delhi and has been screened on 25th Dec. 2012 in non-competition screening.

Awards received: 
<p>Not yet but got a good audience applause.</p>
Film reviews: 
<p>If you like Benny Hill, this comical Indian love story will appeal. SWIFF&#39;12,London Programme Leaflet.</p> <p>Saw your film at Delhi Film Festival, a fantastic film. I&#39;m not a Film Critic, but an ordinary cinema goer, and I really liked the film, as it&rsquo;s entertaining till the end. Congratulations... Hakim Rai (From the audience)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An old gentle man who saw most of the films at Delhi International Film Festival-2012 said- &lsquo;If I were in jury, I&rsquo;d have definitely awarded &lsquo;Balakka-Loved Woman&rsquo;, It has interesting content, characters and above all it holds till end with its entertaining appeal. (Though Balakka was not in the competition category.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Another gentle man said- The film gives a good relief... seeing someone else tangled in your own story is fun and pleasing...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Shrivas Nydu
publicity address: 
<p>B-302, Tulsi Tower, MHADA, Malwani-8, Malad (West), Mumbai-400 095, India.</p> <p>Tel- +91-9702909300, +91-9323290008</p>
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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