Mohit Suri

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Mohit Suri
Mohit Suri.jpg
Born
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director
Producer
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Udita Goswami (m. 2013)
Children2

Mohit Suri 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 which 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.

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.[2] 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."[3] His preceding film Crook, an action thriller 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. [4] 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.[5]


Criticism[edit]

Suri's work is often derived or sometimes blatantly remade, without providing due credit to the original source. For example two of his most successful films like Murder and Ek Villain have very strong resemblance in plot lines to the Korean films The Chaser and I See the Devil, respectively. His attempt at original work is yet to see similar success.

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

Year Title Uncredited Remake of
2005 Zeher Out of Time
2005 Kalyug 8mm
2006 Woh Lamhe
2007 Awarapan A Bittersweet Life
2009 Raaz: The Mystery Continues
2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad
2011 Murder 2 The Chaser (2008 film)
2013 Aashiqui 2 A Star is Born
2014 Ek Villain I Saw the Devil
2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani
2017 Half Girlfriend
2020 Malang

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. ^ Time: 04:33 한국 영화를 표절한 인도영화 19편, retrieved 23 October 2019
  3. ^ Mohit Suri talks about his sequel to Raaz Radio Sargam.
  4. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/tv/nach-baliye-mahesh-bhatt-karan-johar-are-excited-about-mohit-suri-s-tv-debut/story-9WvPBtlIO9LEXNNCLW3pJL.html
  5. ^ 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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