Peter Gaya Kaam Se
|Peter Gaya Kaam Se (aka The Goa Run)|
|Directed by||John Owen|
|Produced by||UTV Motion Pictures|
|27 September 2014 (Raindance Film Festival)|
Peter, a football crazy motorcycle taxi rider, decides to turn his back on Goa and quits his job - until his sleazy loan shark boss Bosco persuades him to do one last job. It's the job that will change his life forever.
- Rajeev Khandelwal as Peter
- Lekha Washington as Mira
- Prashant Narayanan as Carlos
- Raj Singh Arora
- Rachit Trehan as KJ
Following the success of his first film Aamir, UTV Motion Pictures re-signed Rajeev Khandelwal in June 2008 to be a part of their next film to be directed by British film maker John Owen. Shooting of the film, described as an action adventure, began shoot in August 2008 with Alphonse Roy signed on as cinematographer, and he utilised the RED camera during shoot in Goa. Actress Lekha Washington was added to the cast to make her first Hindi film appearance, after successfully coming through auditions.
The film was subsequently completed with the actors finishing their scenes and dubbing duties, before the production house suffered financial problems and release plans were stalled. The failure of UTV's big budget films meant that the studio considered releasing Peter Gaya Kaam Se as a direct-to-television film, though this did not materialise. Following UTV's 2011 acquisition by Disney, the film had remained indefinitely on hold as the content of the film was deemed unlike Disney's other films.
Following a video appeal from director John Owen's 80-year-old mother in May 2014, Disney agreed to showcase the film at the 2014 London Raindance Film Festival. Owen subsequently readied a master copy for the film's premiere. The film finally premiered on 27 September 2014 at Vue Cinema, Picadilly Circus, London under the title of The Goa Run.