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Lee Williams is a Welsh actor and former model. Williams was the face of French Connection TV, CK Jeans, Sisley, and has worked as a model for designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Calvin Klein.
His film & TV credits include "The Tudors", "Billy Elliot", "No Night Is Too Long", "Teachers" and "New Street Law".
Lillete Dubey is a critically acclaimed Indian stage and film actress who has appeared in features such as "Monsoon Wedding", "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", "Vanity Fair", "My Brother Nikhil" as well as numerous stage productions that she has both directed and starred in.
Lillete was awarded the Best Actress award at the 2008 Madrid International Film Festival.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda is a veteran of Indian cinema, having acted in 120+ films ranging from Bollywood blockbusters to "arthouse" and critically acclaimed work by directors such as Shyam Benegal, Mira Nair, and Deepa Mehta.
His film credits include "Manthan", "Arth", "Monsoon Wedding", "Earth", "Fire", "Lagaan", "Jodhaa Akbar" and many many more.
Victor Banerjee is an Indian actor of Bengali descent, working in Hindi, Bengali and English language films. He has worked for prominent directors like Jerry London, Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray, Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Mrinal Sen and David Lean.
His performance in "A Passage To India" earned him a BAFTA nomination for best actor in 1986. He has also won both the National Board of Review and the Evening Standard British Film Awards for Best Actor.
Anjali Patil started her career at the age of 5 in performing arts as a dancer. A university gold medalist in Drama, she completed her post graduate diploma in design and direction from National School of Drama, New Delhi, in 2010.
She has worked with eminent theatre directors and personalities.
"Delhi In A Day" is her debut feature.
Vidya Bhushan is a stage and film actor based in Delhi. After retiring from a civil service career, Vidya began acting full time.
His film credits include "Crossroads" and "Delhi In A Day".
Prashant Nair was born in India and raised in Europe, Africa and North America. He now resides in Paris. A former IT entrepreneur, his first short film “Max & Helena” was an official selection at 30+ international festivals and garnered several awards and nominations including the Bronze Palm at the Mexico Intl Festival and the Jury Prize at the Bend Film Festival.
“Delhi In A Day” is his first feature.
Original Score Mathias Duplessy (Peepli Live)
Sound Design Tapas Nayak (Raavan, Bheja Fry)
Sound FX Sethu (Lagaan, Raavan)
Costume Designer Mahima Shukla
Costume Designer Narola Jamir
1st AD Kharabela Mohapatra
2nd AD Shoba Mohapatra
Script Supervisor Prarthana Goswami
Gaffer James Usmanov
DI/VFX EFX Magic Chennai
DI/VFX Prasad Studios
Sound Facilities AM Studio Chennai
Director of Photography Eun-Ah Lee (Korea/US)
Executive Producer Kumar C Dev (Madras Talkies)
Producer Prashant Nair
Producer B Chintu Mohapatra (Dil Se, Guru, Raavan)
Line Producer Debendra Jagadala
Line Producer Tara Raman
Screenplay Prashant Nair
Story Consultant Billy Fox
Dialogue Consultant Kawal Soni
Editor Sylvie Landra (Leon, The 5th Element)
Editor Bhuvan Srinivasan (Urumi, Raavan)
Colorist J. Bolan
Log-line When the money of an idealistic British traveler disappears in a nouveau-riche South Delhi home, the staff of the household are given twenty-four hours to replace it or face the consequences. Having risen from relative obscurity to obscene wealth through a series of nefarious import/export deals, the Bhatia family reside in a palatial mansion in South Delhi. Mukund (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), jovial patriarch of the family, struggles to balance the demands of a successful career with the continually expanding needs of his pampered family. Kalpana (Lillete Dubey), his boisterous and sharp-tongued wife of 30 odd years, commands an over-staffed and disorderly team of servants, comprised of: Rohini (Anjali Patil), a nineteen year old girl who dreams of stardom in Mumbai; Udai-Singh (Dinesh Yadav), the semi-alcoholic cook eager to prove his talents in world cuisine; Chottu (Arun Mallick), an over-excitable and effeminate butler of sorts; Venkat and Nataraj, two meek South Indian drivers who are overwhelmed by life in Delhi; and Raghu (Vidya Bhushan), who has practically helped raise Jai and Madhu, Kalpana's teenage kids, over the last two decades.
When Jasper (Lee Williams), the idealistic son of an important British business associate, arrives in Delhi to begin a tour of India he is quickly overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of the city as well as the contradictions and nuances of the colorful manner in which his hosts, the Bhatias, conduct their lives. As he is drawn into household dynamics, he slowly begins to find his presence has upset the natural order of things and that his first day in Delhi might just prove to be more than he bargained for.
"Delhi In A Day" is a comedic portrayal of upper-class Delhi society, examining class differences in the context of a nouveau-riche, contemporary Delhi family home.
Opening Film, Film India Worldwide Section of the 2011 Mumbai Film Festival
International Competition, International Film Festival Of Kerala 2011
Best Feature Jury Award, Indian Film Festival Houston 2011
Award of Excellence, IndieFest 2011
Official Selection, Palo Alto International Film Festival 2011
Florida International Film Festival 2011
Best Screenplay Award, Cincinnati Film Festival 2011
Best Director, Honorable Mention, Cincinnati Film Festival 2011
San Francisco Asian International Film Festival 2012
London Indian Film Festival 2012
New York Indian Film Festival 2012 (nominated for best director and best actress)
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2012
Silk Screen Film Festival 2012
Opening Film, Monthly Film Series at the National Center of Performing Arts Mumbai 2011
DC South Asian Film Festival 2012
Honorable Mention, Accolade Competition 2011
Closing night film, Bollywood & Beyond Festival, Stuttgart 2012
Official Selection, INDIA WEEK at The Hamburg Film Festival 2012
Best In Show, Accolade Competition 2012
Closing Film, Bollywood & Beyond Film Festival 2012, Director’s Vision Award
Kinemathek Hamburg 2012, India Focus
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