Milind Dhaimade’s Tu Hai Mera Sunday to release on October 6, 2017
Milind Dhaimade is all set to make his directorial debut in Bollywood with Tu Hai Mera Sunday (THMS), which will be releasing worldwide on October 6, 2017. The movie features TV actor Barun Sobti (Is Pyaar ko Kya Naam Dun), Shahana Goswami, Manvi Gagroo, Rasika Dugal, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Jay Upadhyay, Shivkumar Subramaniam and Nakul Bhalla.
THMS is a story about five regular guys looking for a space in Mumbai to play their favorite sport, football, every Sunday. Dodging the crowded streets of the city, these five 30-something guys find an outlet for their daily frustrations playing Sunday soccer on the posh Juhu Beach, until fate decrees otherwise in this gentle rom com.
Produced by Varun Shah, THMS had its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016, and an Indian Premiere at MAMI 2016. The film went on to do a round of various prestigious festivals around the world including the 17th New York Indian Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, 2017 and Nashville Film Festival, 2017. The film even won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Cinequest Film Festival earlier this year.
Milind Dhaimade comes from an advertising background, marking this as his debut in writing and direction of a feature film. Talking about the release of THMS, Dhaimade said, “Until a film reaches its audiences, it only remains a dream. I’m so happy that this incredible dream, not just mine but that of a brilliantly talented collective, is finally coming alive.“
When asked about his experience on Tu Hai Mera Sunday, Barun Sobti said, “It was an extremely satisfying experience shooting for this film. The film has gone around the world and has garnered a lot of accolades but personally what is most satisfying for me are the reactions that I’ve seen on people’s faces after they’ve watched the film. It has been liked by one and all. I’m very excited to know how the Indian audience receives it, because after all, it’s a story about our country.”
Shahana Goswami, who was last seen in Rock On 2 said, “Tu Hai Mera Sunday has been a project that drew me in from the moment I read the script. It’s a story that tells you so many different things about the little little problems of modern day urban middle class lives while still remaining so positive and uplifting. Working with Milind and the entire amazing cast of this film has been far beyond my imagination of perfection. It was extremely well organised and the instantaneous strong bond the whole team had was magic. I auditioned for this film while I was auditioning for Paris (to see if I could move there) and shot it before I finally shifted base to Paris.
Adding to that she said, “This film is a release in India for me after 2011, and I have done 5 international films since then that travelled all around the world.These are exactly the kind of films I wish to be part of, that are independent, soulful, and breaking all the cliches and stereotypes of characters and casting (my recently won award for Best Actress at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival is a proof of that, where they recognised it as an unusual portrayal of a female character in a film essentially about boys). This film that we thought was a quintessentially Indian film has been deeply appreciated and loved all around the world because of how well made it is both in craft and intention. I can’t wait for the film to be shown in India where we have no doubt it will be loved by each and everyone. All we need is to get people to come see this treat.”