17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
CANADIAN FEATURE FILM SERIES
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Directed and Written by: Manoj Amarnani
September 27th,2014 – 3:30PM
History on the film:
Life is Beautiful! is a Hindi Romantic Comedy entirely shot in Toronto, with the entire cast and crew being Canadian.
It released worldwide on 22nd August and is still playing in theatres.
The film is written, produced and directed by Manoj Amarnani, who previously worked in Karan Johar’s “My Name is Khan”.
The post-production was conducted in India, featuring the finest technicians of the country like Sanjay Sankla (Best Editor), Eric Pillai (Best Sound) and the most Popular singers of Indian cinema. (Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan)
2 short films will screen prior to film: Its about time, Hechki
Raj works in Toronto and lives with his friend Prem who hates him for invading his tiny apartment. After Raj’s application for Canadian residency is rejected, he plots the perfect plan to attain the Citizenship within a year, he marries a stranger, Pia. And as much as she hates it, she is forced to move in with him, as his wife. They live together, they fight, they laugh and soon a strange connection develops between them manifesting into a newfound friendship. The plan seems to be working fine, but the real complications begin on a stormy day when destiny brings Linda in front of Raj, a woman who comes into his life and changes it forever.
A story of love that redefines the rules of relationships beyond social barriers and takes these four characters on a journey filled with love, loss and lots of laughter.
Manoj Amarnani, Nancy Brunetta, Anokhi Dalvi, Parth Naik & Raj Zutshi
Music: John Hunt, Lyrics: Vimal Kashyap
Cinematography: Ryan Ellis, Sync Sound: Mike Grand
Writer, Producer, Director, Choreographer, Background Music, Aerial Photography, Art, Styling and Costumes: Manoj Amarnani
The teaser of the film
Here is the First Song Promo featuring Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal:
The Second song Promo features Rahat Fateh Ali Khan:
The Third Song Promo features Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik:
The fourth song is a club song featuring Farhad and Richa
Manoj Amarnani manages to make a film that is…memorable.
Execution … Yash Chopra-Karan Johar brand of cinema is evident.
The songs are melodious. The film comedy works.
You won’t mind watching this one.
– Times of India
Manoj Amarnani has done a good job. There is something in the film that demands our attention.
The songs add to the strengths of the film and have also been picturised well.
There are few scenes that are really touching and the fine detailing in the film is impressive!
– Trending Now
The film touches your heart. The best parts of this romantic comedy are the comedy bits, a quality which makes the film interesting and lovable. Manoj Amarnani has successfully envisioned a film which is definitely praise worthy! Through good moments, melodious numbers, likeable leads, heart and humour, he’s got an ace in Life is Beautiful. This love story is definitely worth enjoying!
Public Review on First Day First Show: