World Premiere At Cannes
Pressnote of ‘Hanki Panki’
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NILEISH MALHOTRA - Director, Actor and Producer (Malhotra Productions) from India and KAREN HAVRANEK - Producer, Actress and Script writer (K2Films Limited) and KARYN WATT - Producer, Actress, Lyrics and Script writer (K2 Films Limited) from Scotland joined together to form a company KaKaNi Limited to present the hilarious Romantic Comedy ‘Hanki Panki’
We are so thrilled that ‘Hanki Panki’ has been selected to appear in the Short Film Corner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
So what is it all about ?
Two Scottish ladies (Karen Havranek as Pretty Awful, and Karyn Watt as Madhoor) go to India to enter a baking competition after a farewell party in Scotland. They go not just to win, but to find love. They meet two handsome men in a nightclub (Nileish Malhotra as Maharaja of Goa Gettumand VikasShrivastav as Maharaja of Have to Pushcar) who they are very attracted to. On returning to their hotel they find they have been robbed, and are destitute. They are on the streets of India and what happens after that? Do they get back their belongings? How do they get back to Scotland? What does destiny have in store for them?
To find out you have to see the movie ‘Hanki Panki’ !!! That’s the beginning of the roller coaster ride of hilarious events ultimately leading to the gain of treasure of ‘Happiness for All’!
Romance with singing and dancing blossoms Bollywood style! You can see the perfect amalgamation of Scottish and Indian cultures. It showcases the best of both worlds and you can immerse yourself in the colorful and wonderful world of Indian as well as Scottish culture and the flamboyance which goes along with it. In a very short time this film glides through a number of funny as well as serious events having a touch of satire but ultimately showing India and Scotland at its in a very innovative manner.
We would like to thank all those whose hard work in India and Scotland has made this dream come true. We cannot wait to get to Cannes and savour the excitement and raise the profile as high as we can to benefit our chosen charity. Lifeline Express ( www.impact.org.uk ) Through this charity surgeons travel on trains to remote parts of India to carry out medical procedures in their own time.
Star Cast – Nileish Malhotra, Karyn Watt, Karen Havranek,Vikas Srivastav, Dr.Suraina Malhotra, Martial Vout, Peter Fouin, Lesley Watt, Ronnie Williams, Jacqui & Marcus Langley White,,Lynne Anderson,,Nikki Fouin, Bob Mayer, Raj Mair, Liz & Dave Bell, Jonny Downie Snr, Manish, Abhiyaan Malhotra, Richa , Rena & Ivan Havranek, George & Marjory Watt , Pierre Fouin ,Arun Nemani, Ankush Tiwari and Prasoon Shukla
Director - Nileish Malhotra, Producers - Nileish Malhotra, Karyn Watt & Karen Havranek, Creative Director – Dr.Suraina Malhotra, Story - Karyn Watt and Karen Havranek,
Screenplay - Nileish Malhotra, Martial Vout, Dr.Suraina Malhotra, Karyn Watt & Karen Havranek, Dialouge - Dr. Suraina Malhotra & Karyn Watt, Music - Amar – Amit Desai & Jonny Downie Jnr, Lyrics - Karyn Watt, Dop – Jaywant Raut & Stuart Greig