Mohit Suri

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Mohit Suri
Mohit Suri.jpg
Born (1981-04-11) 11 April 1981 (age 37)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director
Producer
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Udita Goswami (m. 2013)
Children2
RelativesSee Bhatt family

Mohit Suri, (born 11 April 1981) is an Indian film director, most known for his films, Awarapan (2007). He has directed 2 quasi-sequels Murder 2 (2011), Aashiqui 2 (2013) Ek Villain (2014) and Half Girlfriend (2017), all of these proved to be commercial successes.

Early life[edit]

Suri was born and brought up in Mumbai. His father worked for Dunlop in Chennai and his mother was an air hostess. He has one sister, former actress Smiley Suri. Through his mother, Suri is related to several film personalities: her brothers are the film-makers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Robin Bhatt, while her sister Sheila Sabharwal is the wife of producer Darshan Sabharwal and mother of film-makers Suneel Darshan and Dharmesh Darshan. He is also related to actor Emraan Hashmi and director Milan Luthria. Thus, among Suri's cousins are Pooja, Vishesh, Rahul, Alia and Emraan. Actress Soni Razdan is his aunt by marriage.

Career[edit]

Before venturing into film direction, Mohit worked as an office assistant for T-Series, and as an assistant director to Vikram Bhatt[1]

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] In an interview given to Radio Sargam, Mohit 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.

In 2015, he directed his next movie, Hamari Adhuri Kahani. He worked with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the movie Half Girlfriend as a director which is based on a famous novel by Chetan Bhagat. The film was a commercial success. He debuted on small screen from Nach Baliye 8 as one of the judges of the show. [3] He formed EMI Records India, one of the best musical platforms in India, which has produced singers like Yash Narvekar, Anushka Shahaney etc.

Frequent Collaborations[edit]

Most of his films are produced by Vishesh Films and star Emraan Hashmi and Shraddha Kapoor. All his films have background score composed by Raju Singh and most of his music comes from Mithoon.

Personal life[edit]

Mohit Suri married actress Udita Goswami in 2013. They have two children, a daughter and a son.[4]

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

Year Title Release Date Story Screenplay Dialogue Lyricist Music Composers Producer
2005 Zeher 25 March ☑Y
Based on Out of Time
Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Sayeed Quadri
Shakeel Azmi
Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Roop Kumar Rathod
Vishesh Films


2007 Awarapan 29 June Based on A Bittersweet Life Shagufta Rafique Shagufta Rafique Sayeed Quadri
Asif Ali Baig
Annie Khalid
Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Pritam
Vishesh Films


2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad 8 October ☑Y Ankur Tewari Ankur Tewari Kumaar
Babbal Rai
Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Pritam
Vishesh Films
2011 Murder 2 8 July Mahesh Bhatt
Based on The Chaser
Shagufta Rafique Mithoon Sharma
Sayeed Quadri
Kumaar
Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Mithoon Sharma
Harshit Saxena
Sangeet-Sidharath
Vishesh Films
2013 Aashiqui 2 26 April Shagufta Rafique
Based on A Star Is Born
Irshad Kamil
Ankit Tiwari
Sandeep Nath
Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Mithoon Sharma
Ankit Tiwari
Jeet Ganguly
Vishesh Films
Super Cassettes Industries Limited
2014 Ek Villain 27 June Tushar Hiranandani
Based on I Saw the Devil
Mithoon, Manoj Muntashir, Soch Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari, Soch
Balaji Motion Pictures


2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani 12 June Shagufta Rafique
Based on 2002 Thai drama Love Beyond Time/ Enchanted Love
Mithoon Score:
Songs:
Mithoon



2017 Half Girlfriend 19 May Chetan Bhagat Score:
Raju Singh

Songs:
Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed, Ami Mishra, Rahul Mishra
Balaji Motion Pictures
ALT Entertainment

As Story Writer[edit]

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

As Assistant Director[edit]

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

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. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/tv/nach-baliye-mahesh-bhatt-karan-johar-are-excited-about-mohit-suri-s-tv-debut/story-9WvPBtlIO9LEXNNCLW3pJL.html
  4. ^ TNN (21 November 2018). "Mohit Suri and Udita Goswami welcome a baby boy". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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