ShemarooMe Box Office to foray into the OTT spectrum with “My Client’s Wife”
“My Client’s Wife” is just the beginning as ShemarooMe Box Office – over-the-top (OTT) video streaming App – has drawn up big plans to turn every home into a personal cinema and blaze the trail with many more interesting surprises
With theatres remaining closed because of the need for social distancing to prevent spread of Coronavirus (Covid 19), ShemarooMe Box Office is launching one more film-based over the top – OTT spectrum (OTT refers to film and television content provided via a high-speed Internet connection) on 31 July with “My Client’s Wife”.
The platform promises to stream some unreleased and lesser known gems.
An edge of the seat journey that keeps one guessing throughout, “My Client’s Wife” boasts of an ensemble featuring Indian cinema’s finest talents. Sharib Hashmi of Filmistaan fame along with Gulaal’s Abhimanyu Singh and Finding Fanny actress Anjali Patil head the cast. It tells the story of a married couple played by Abhimanyu and Anjali, and the crimes they accuse each other of. The plot thickens as Sharib enters the scene as an inquisitive lawyer. The film takes one on a rollercoaster.
“The plot is the superstar of our film”, says producer Bhasker Tiwari. “Not very often has this kind of concept been experimented with in India. It is an ode to Hitchcock. Also, in this day and age of “stay at home”, ShemarooMe Box Office is the best medium for viewers to catch it. Box Office will prove to be a huge opportunity for passionate film makers who don’t have the bandwidth of big studios”, he concludes.
Sharib Hashmi, essaying the role of a no nonsense lawyer says, “Watching a new movie at a screen near you is a blissful feeling. It’s amazing that ShemarooMe with Box Office will usher back this experience.” Talking about the movie, the Slumdog Millionaire star says, “Once I read the script, it was a no brainer that I’m all in, an added bonus was the opportunity to work with Abhimanyu and Anjali.”
Abhimanyu Singh, who plays the devious husband Raghuram, says, “The way we tell stories changes as time files. The fact that “My Client’s Wife” will reach a much larger audience on ShemarooMe Box Office than with a limited release fills me with joy.” He also adds, “I wish I could divulge more about my role or the film, but the lesser you know the better, expect the unexpected is all I say”.
While writing the character of Sindoora Singh, played by Anjali Patil, Writer and Director Prabhakar Meena Bhaskar Pant said, “My Client’s Wife is an intelligent thriller. The story is peppered with twists and turns and Anjali’s character is wickedly grey.” Excited about the film premiering on the Box Office platform, he adds, “We live in a digital world, even more so now. With everyone staying in, it’s a brilliant effort to deliver some truly “different” movies to people. I’m gung ho about the film coming to ShemarooMe Box Office”.
Patrons will be able to log on to ShemarooMe or BookMyShow to purchase tickets for these releases, and that’s not all, each movie can be viewed an unlimited number of times for three days, all at the nominal cost of Rs 100. To sweeten the deal, the platform is available for subscribers as well as non-subscribers. Looks like ShemarooMe Box Office shall soon turn every home into a personal cinema hall.
BB Nagpal is a reputed Journalist, Visiting Professor (Media, PR and Cinema Studies), Film Critic for the past 51 years. He retired as Chief of Bureau of United News of India (UNI) after more than 36 years of service in November 2005 and was founder Chief Editor of the Lok Sabha TV channel.
8 ft 1 tall Sultan Kösen from Turkey is a rare specimen – the tallest over 8 ft tall man alive on planet Earth today according to the Guinness World Records.
Sultan currently also holds the record for largest hands 28.5 cm (11.22 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger and the second largest feet – his left foot measuring 36.5 cm (1 ft 2 in) and right foot measuring 35.5 cm (1 ft 1.98 in).
Guinness World Records has come across only about ten people above 8 ft over the past 20 years but Sultan is the only such person alive today.
Born on 10 December 1982, Sultan was like an average child till the age of 10, even the other members of his family, including his parents and four siblings were ‘normal’ in terms of size.
But suddenly Sultan started growing uncontrollably fast due to a condition called “pituitary gigantism” which accounts for over-production of growth hormone and its spread from the pituitary gland in the brain. This invariably leads to large hands, thickening of the bones and painful joints. Due to his extreme size, Sultan had to face many ups and downs in life. Because of his gigantic height Sultan couldn’t finish school, could never find fitting clothes or shoes and found it extremely hard to fit into a regular-size car.
On the other hand because of his height he was found to be good at changing bulbs or hanging curtains.
Sultan Kösen today is recognized everywhere around the globe because of his extraordinary height and invited to star in a number of Hollywood movies.