A Gran Plan

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A Gran Plan
A Gran Plan poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySangeeta Nambiar
Produced byPrema Menon
Written bySangeeta Nambiar
StarringFarida Jalal
Oliver Kennett
Malvika Muralidhar
Music byKaizad Gherda
Kabir Singh
James Vasanthan
CinematographySachin Kabir
Edited byAnshul Tewari
Production
company
Playacting Productions
Rupture Productions
Distributed byGolden Village
Release date
  • October 2012 (2012-10) (Silent River Film Festival)
  • April 25, 2014 (2014-04-25) (Singapore)
Running time
75 minutes
CountrySingapore
LanguageEnglish

A Gran Plan is a 2012 English independent drama film written and directed by Sangeeta Nambiar, and produced by Prema Menon under the banner of Playacting Productions. It features veteran Indian actress Farida Jalal in the lead role.

Plot[edit]

The story of the film revolves around the lives of two individuals — Satvinder Kaur Bedi, a 68-year-old lady, and Oliver, her 10-year-old young boy neighbor. When they meet, they discover that both of them share some common problems regarding loneliness. Soon, they develop a strange but sensitive relationship which gains momentum over the period of time. The ways in which they overcome several hurdles in the form of age, language and culture, and finally communicate with each other to create an intimate long-lasting companionship forms the climax of the story.

Cast[edit]

  • Farida Jalal as Satvinder Kaur Bedi
  • Oliver Kennett as Oliver
  • Malvika Muralidhar as Malvika
  • Tania Mukherjee as Pallavi
  • Neil Shaabi as Neil
  • Pavan J Singh as Hemant

Production[edit]

A Gran Plan is produced by Prema Menon under the banner of Playacting Productions, a production house based in Singapore. The film is co-produced by Sangeeta Nambiar and Mihir Shrivastava is the associate producer of the film. Executive producers include Hasika Jagannath and Kimi Shaabi. Except Farida Jalal (who is based in India), almost all the crew members of A Gran Plan are based in Singapore. The entire film is shot in Singapore.[1]

The theatrical trailer of the film was unveiled on September 15, 2012.[2]

Release[edit]

A Gran Plan was scheduled to release on April 25, 2014 in Singapore, where the production companies and most of the crew members are based.[1][3][4]

Festival screenings[edit]

A Gran Plan was screened at the following film festivals in 2012.[2]

Accolades[edit]

A Gran Plan was screened at nine film festivals and won the following four awards:

Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Harlem International Film Festival[1] Mira Nair Award For Rising Female Filmmaker Sangeeta Nambiar Won
Best Actress Farida Jalal
Silent River Film Festival[1] River Rock Award for Best Child Actor Oliver Kennett
Delhi International Film Festival[1] Best NRI Film Sangeeta Nambiar

Music[edit]

A Gran Plan
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedApril 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length1:49
Kaizad Gherda chronology
Sinners: Chapter II - Chana
(2012)
A Gran Plan
(2014)
James Vasanthan chronology
Vizha
(2013)
A Gran Plan
(2014)

Music of A Gran Plan has been composed by Kaizad Gherda, Kabir Singh and James Vasanthan. Lyrics are penned by Jaideep Sahni. A promo of the song "Zindagi Sataaegi", sung by renowned singer Shreya Ghoshal, and composed by Kaizad Gherda and Kabir Singh, was released on April 14, 2014.[5]

All lyrics written by Jaideep Sahni; all music composed by Kabir Singh and Kaizad Gherda.

A Gran Plan
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Zindagi Sataaegi"Shreya Ghoshal1:49
Total length:1:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "A Gran Plan: Official Website". Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "A Gran Plan: Theatrical Trailer". Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ "A Gran Plan (2014)". inSing.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  4. ^ "A Gran Plan movie details". Golden Village. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Zindagi Sataaegi song promo". Retrieved 15 April 2014.

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