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October 11, 2011 > Bollywood in the Bay Area

Bollywood in the Bay Area

Submitted By Sunny Moza

S.A.D Entertainment has completed the post-production of their latest entertaining short movie "Love Fool" (Drama/Romance, Hindi with English Subtitles), written and directed by Sunny Moza (www.sunnymoza.com).

"Love Fool" was shot in and around the Bay Area with gorgeous backdrops of beaches, mountains, and greenery. The movie took about seven days to shoot over a period of two months. And after another three months of post-production, which included editing, background score, sound design, and color correction, the movie will finally be released Sunday, October 16. It is the official selection for the Silicon Valley Film Festival.

On how the movie was conceived, Moza said, "When I was taking a film making class back in 2008, one of my assignments was to come up with a story idea. I wrote a few lines of 'Love Fool' but didn't really think of actually making it. Usually an idea fizzles out after a few weeks or months but when I read it again in 2010, I was still excited about it. That's when I decided to make a movie out of it and also take it to the next level by adding some Bollywood elements like having an original composition. Before I knew it, 'Love Fool' was born."

One of the main highlights of the movie is the original soundtrack, "Love Fool." It has a very catchy rhythm with innovative lyrics. The song was recorded and shot in Bollywood-style. It has clever references to the last year's Bollywood chartbusters "Munni" and "Sheela" as well. It is the first time that a Bollywood-type original song has been used in an independent film of this scale. This really connects Bay Area to Bollywood!

For Moza, "Love Fool" is another step towards making a feature length film in the Bay Area. His previous notable short movies include "Kurse" (Horror, Hindi with English Subtitles), "Mahabatein" (Comedy, Hindi) and "Choices" (Drama, English). "Kurse" won the prestigious Audience Award at the Northern California Film Festival and was also screened at the Mississippi International Film Festival in 2010.

"Love Fool" features a talented cast of Sunny Moza, Preethi Chandrasekhar, and Neha Goyal. It also introduces, in pivotal roles, two fresh faces - Vanessa Patel and Richa Shukla.

The professional crew involved in the project includes Pavan Kumar Raj, Riju Francis, Nidhi Moza, Henry Cheung, Dave Borja, Archita Mandal, Harsha Ramakrishna, Ashok Moza, and Akshay Prem Vyas among others, with the movie being produced by Nidhi Moza and Sharanjit Singh. The posters were designed by local artist Neeraj Dhulekar.

The foot tapping music that is being aired on the local radio stations is scored by Bill Sorensen of Revolving Orb Productions, and the original background score is composed by the talented Bay Area musician Nishant Asthana. The title track is sung by Aanand Krishnan and Dhira Khosla.

Moza said, "It's not easy to make films with a full time job. But film making is a team effort and I'm very fortunate to have so many talented individuals around me." This project again showcases the efforts of independent, creative local individuals in the Bay Area. It is the result of hard work of a highly passionate team. The extremely positive feedback and critique, received so far, goes to show that if the script and its execution are right, audiences are willing to accept even a low budget movie. For Moza and his team, this movie is another successful step towards making a full-length feature film.

The screening event is a 90-minute program which includes live performances, question/answers, other videos, and raffle prizes. Snacks will be provided free of charge and you'll automatically be entered in the raffle drawing with a chance to win prizes (must be present at the time of announcement at the screening event). Part of the evening's proceeds will go to a non-profit charitable organization. The DVD of the movie will be released on the screening day and will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, previews, and auditions.

Go to http://lovefool.sunnymoza.com to purchase tickets. Early bird pricing is available October 1 - 10 for $11.99; regular price ticket is $14.99.

Love Fool
Sunday, October 16
2:30 p.m.
Serra Theaters
200 Serra Way #37, Milpitas
http://lovefool.sunnymoza.com
Tickets: $11.99 (early bird), $14.99

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