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Miss Lovely

(मिस लवली)
17th January 2014- Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.
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Director: Ashim Ahluwalia


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Miss Lovely: Videos/ Trailers


Miss Lovely (2014) Official International Trailer.

Miss Lovely (2014) Theatrical Trailer.

Movie Cast

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Nawazuddin Siddiqui Sonu Duggal
Niharika Singh Niharika Singh Pinky / Sonika / Pooja
Anil George Anil George Vicky Duggal
Zeena Bhatia Zeena Bhatia Poonam
Menka Lalwani Menka Lalwani Nadia (as Menaka Lalwani)
Ragesh Asthana Ragesh Asthana PK (as Ragesh Asthanaa)
Manoj Bakshi Manoj Bakshi Heera
Zaheer Khan Zaheer Khan Tiku
Avinash Razdan Avinash Razdan Projectionist
Premnath Gulati Premnath Gulati Moustachioed Man on Screen
Kuldeep Rajput Kuldeep Rajput Diamond Talkies Owner
Alka Punewar Alka Punewar Hotel Receptionist
Juje Juje Duggal Film Crew
Jackie Jackie Duggal Film Crew
Nandu Natekar Nandu Natekar Duggal Film Crew


Movie Details

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Movie NameMiss Lovely
Original Language Nameमिस लवली
Year2014
Release Date17th January 2014
Languages Hindi
StorylineA Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.
Story SummaryMiss Lovely is a 2012 Indian drama film directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and set in the criminal depths of Mumbai's C-grade (horror and porn film) industry. Ahluwalia's debut feature follows the story of the Duggal brothers who produce sleazy sex-horror films in the mid-1980s.

The plot explores the intense and mutually destructive relationship between younger sibling Sonu Duggal, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and his elder brother, Vicky (Anil George). Sonu finds himself drawn to a mysterious young woman named Pinky (Niharika Singh) eventually leading to his downfall.
Story TaglineDaring, Desireable, Dangerous
Run Time113 Mins


Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Ashim Ahluwalia
ProducerSanjay Sharma
Executive ProducerShumona Goel
Production CompanyFuture East Film
CinematographyK.U. Mohanan
Film EditingAshim Ahluwalia
Assistant DirectorBhavna Gautam, Antara Banerjee, Avani Batra, Srikant Chaudhary
Art DirectorTabasheer Zutshi, Ashim Ahluwalia, Parichit Paralkar, Dhanya Pilo
Production ExecutiveSanjay Shah
DistributionAd Vitam Distribution(France, theatrical), Dada Films(theatrical, subtitled), FilmBuff(theatrical)
Production ControllerPatel Cyrus
Production DesignTabasheer Zutshi
Costume DesignTabasheer Zutshi, Sheetal Sharma
castingSharad Kalawar, Manan Rawat
sound designerTarun Bhandari
visual effects supervisorJean-Michel Boublil
Editor (Assistant)Jojo Banerji
foley mixerCarina Schlage
sound re-recording mixerAlessandro Mongardini, Matthias Schwab
Digital intermediate coloristMoritz Peters
Associate producerPinaki Chatterjee
assistant sound mixing engineerAnish John
line producerRaj Hate
assistant cameraBijitesh De, Manoj Kumar Khatoi
promo coloristSanjay Shah
co-writerUttam Sirur
additional sound designManuel Laval
additional dialogue editorSabrina Naumann
foley editorAndre Reichow
foley artistPeter Roigk
production sound mixerVivek Sachidanand
casting consultantNandini Shrikent
digital intermediate consultantGlen Castinho
marketing and communications directorShahroze Khan
Other CompaniesGlobal Film Initiative(funding), NewFilmmakers(promoted by)


Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Miss Lovely had release of around 300 screens in India on 17 January 2014.
  2. Miss Lovely has won multiple awards including Best Film in the "India Gold" category at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival and Best Feature Film Award at the 11th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
  3. Shot on a combination of Kodak Super 16 and 35mm film in widescreen, central themes of Miss Lovely include repressed sexuality, censorship, the deconstruction of genre, the material nature of celluloid and the extinction of cinema itself.
  4. According to an interview with Ahluwalia, however, he only mentions an affinity with "Filmmakers from the [Japanese] New Wave, like Nagisa Oshima, [Shohei] Imamura, Seijun Suzuki."
  5. The film has received the National Film Award - Special Jury Award (Feature film) and Best Production Design at the 61st National Film Awards.
  6. The film constantly switches between genre pieces and is part hard-boiled film noir, part love story, part melodrama and part documentary. It has been compared to Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Wong Kar Wai's Chungking Express and Dario Argento's Suspiria.
  7. The project started as a documentary on C-grade sex cinema in the lower depths of Bollywood which flourished between the 1970s and the early 2000s when it was eventually made redundant by anonymous internet pornography. During work on the documentary, the director discovered that none of the subjects were willing to appear on camera as shooting pornography in India constitutes a serious criminal offense. The documentary was subsequently shelved. The project was later reworked into a feature film script and set in the past so as to protect the identities of individual subjects and their actual stories.[2] The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) gave an ‘A’ certification to the film.
  8. Miss Lovely competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The film has since screened at numerous film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival.


Quotes

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  1. Initial reviews to Miss Lovely at Cannes were contradictory. Expecting a more mainstream film, The Hollywood Reporter noted that "Miss Lovely sets out to prove that Indian cinema can be as frustratingly opaque as a European art movie [and] succeeds rather too well."
  2. Jonathan Romney of Sight & Sound described the film as "A shock to the system – an Indian film like I’d never seen."
  3. Sight & Sound's Jonathan Romney described the director Ashim Ahluwalia as "a very impressive talent, and given the oppressive conventions of the Indian film industry, he’s clearly an independent spirit and then some."
  4. The New York Times's Joan Dupont profiled Miss Lovely and the director Ashim Ahluwalia in a piece titled "Mumbai in the Bad Old Days".


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