Indian Students in SydneySydney: Prateik Chakravarthy, grandson of renowned film maker Pramod Chakravorthy who was popular for hits like “Ziddi” (1964), “Love In Tokyo” (1966), “Jugnu” (1973), “Warrant” (1975), “Nastik” (1983) is coming with a new film touching upon condition of Indian students in Sydney. The film is titled ‘From Sydney with Love’ which also marks the golden jubilee of his production house.

The production house made “Deedar” (1992) and “Barood” (1998) with Akshay Kumar in the lead. Their latest offering introduces newcomers Bidita Bag, Sharad Malhotra, Evelyn Sharma, and Karan Sagoo. Prateek, who has not only directed and written the film, but also stars in it, says, “The film has been shot in Sydney. It is a feel good film with all the ingredients of romance, fun and family.”

Prateik shares, “We have added a dash of quirkiness too. It’s a comedy that everybody will enjoy.” Having done his masters in Business Administration from Sydney, Prateek wanted to depict a true picture of what life is for students abroad. “I wanted to show what it takes to get familiar with the new environment. Since I have studied there I have incorporated a few personal elements in the script.”

On choosing new comers for the film he says, “I felt that our stars would not fall into the age bracket to portray university students convincingly. Besides, I wanted actors who didn’t have any any set image. Only newcomers can bring across that energy and vibrancy. I also wanted complete creative control over my product and that was possible only with newcomers.”

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