Mohit Suri

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Mohit Suri
Mohit Suri.jpg
Born 1981 (age 33–34)
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film director
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Udita Goswami (2013–present)
Children Devi (Daughter)
Relatives See Bhatt family

Mohit Suri, (born 1981) is an Indian film director, most known for his films, Kalyug (2005), Awarapan (2007) and Aashiqui 2 (2013). He has directed 3 quasi-sequels Raaz - The Mystery Continues (2009), Murder 2 (2011) and Aashiqui 2 (2013), not having directed the first installments.

Early life[edit]

Suri was born and brought up in Mumbai. His mother was an air hostess, and his father worked for Dunlop in Chennai. Mohit's mother is the younger sister of noted film makers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Suri's cousins are Emraan Hashmi, Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt. Suri's sister Smiley Suri is an actress, and has appeared in films like Kalyug and Crook. Before venturing into film direction, Mohit worked as an office assistant for T-Series, and as an assistant director to Vikram Bhatt.[1]

Career[edit]

He started his career as an assistant director, and made his debut as a director with the 2005 film Zeher which was a moderate success. He followed it up with Kalyug, which was both a critical and commercial success. His third film Woh Lamhe (2006) did well and received critical acclaim.[citation needed]

His next film Awarapan (2007) was both a critical and commercial success.[citation needed] It was a copy of the Korean film 'A Bittersweet Life' from 2005.[citation needed] Ironically, Mohit, in an interview given to Radio Sargam, said, "I am very critical about my own work. I would never ever go out and say that I have made a masterpiece. I just give my best and hope that it's good enough."[2] His preceding film Crook, based on the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia was released in 2010. Murder 2, which turned out to be a Blockbuster, a sequel to the 2004 film Murder was released on 8 July 2011.

In 2013, he directed "Aashiqui 2" which was a blockbuster. In 2014, he directed "Ek Villain" which ran successfully and went past the 1 billion mark at box office.

Personal life[edit]

Mohit Suri married Udita Goswami on 29 January 2013.[3]

Filmography[edit]

As Assistant Director[edit]

Year Title Director
2001 Kasoor Vikram Bhatt
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana Vikram Bhatt
2003 Footpath Vikram Bhatt

As Story Writer[edit]

Year Title Director
2005 Zeher
YesY
2005 Kalyug
YesY
2009 Raaz – The Mystery Continues
YesY
2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad
YesY

As Director[edit]

Year Title Release Date Story Screenplay Dialogue Lyricist Music Producer Notes
2005 Zeher 25 March YesY Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Sayeed Quadri

Shakeel Azmi

Roop Kumar Rathod Vishesh Films
2005 Kalyug 9 December YesY Anand Sivakumaran Jay Dixit Anu Malik

Raju Singh

Vishesh Films
2006 Woh Lamhe 29 September Mahesh Bhatt Shagufta Rafique Sayeed Quadri

Neelesh Mishra

Pritam

Roop Kumar Rathod

Vishesh Films
2007 Awarapan 29 June Shagufta Rafique Shagufta Rafique Sayeed Quadri

Asif Ali Baig

Annie Khalid

Pritam Vishesh Films
2009 Raaz – The Mystery Continues 23 January YesY Shagufta Rafique Shagufta Rafique Sayeed Quadri

Kumaar

Raju Singh

Sharib Sabri-Toshi Sabri

Gourov Dasgupta

Pranay.M.Rijia

Vishesh Films
2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad 8 October YesY Ankur Tewari Ankur Tewari Kumaar

Babbal Rai

Pritam Vishesh Films
2011 Murder 2 8 July Mahesh Bhatt Shagufta Rafique Mithoon Sharma

Sayeed Quadri

Kumaar

Mithoon Sharma

Harshit Saxena

Sangeet-Sidharath

Vishesh Films
2013 Aashiqui 2 26 April Shagufta Rafique Irshad Kamil

Ankit Tiwari

Sandeep Nath

Mithoon Sharma

Ankit Tiwari

Jeet Ganguly

Vishesh Films

Super Cassettes Industries Limited

2014 Ek Villain 27 June Tushar Hiranandani Mithoon, Manoj Muntashir, Soch Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, Soch Balaji Motion Pictures Biggest opening of 2014 till June
2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahaani 12 June Vishesh Films
Fox Star Studios
2015 Half Girlfriend Chetan Bhagat Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli Balaji Motion Pictures

References[edit]

  1. ^ I have not yet lived my married life at all: Mohit Suri – The Times of India
  2. ^ Mohit Suri talks about his sequel to Raaz Radio Sargam.
  3. ^ Mohit Suri, Udita Goswami marry in a private ceremony – IBNLive

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