GenreDrama, Family ProducerPrema Menon CountrySingapore
Release dateOctober 2012 (2012-10) (Silent River Film Festival)
April 25, 2014 (2014-04-25) (Singapore) WriterSangeeta Nambiar (story), Sangeeta Nambiar Initial releaseApril 25, 2014 (Singapore) CastFarida Jalal, Oliver Kennett, Tania Mukherjee, Neil Shaabi, Pavan J Singh Music directorJames Vasanthan, Kabir Singh, Kaizad Gherda
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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.
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.
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
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.
The theatrical trailer of the film was unveiled on September 15, 2012.
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.
A Gran Plan was screened at the following film festivals in 2012.
WorldKids International Film Festival
LA Femme International Film Festival
The Rome International Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
Delhi International Film Festival
The Indie Film Festival (Award of Merit)
Silent River Film Festival
A Gran Plan was screened at nine film festivals and won the following four awards:
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.
All lyrics written by Jaideep Sahni; all music composed by Kabir Singh and Kaizad Gherda.