On being made to go through his own IMDB page, Sudheer, a washed up side actor from the hey days of Bollywood, realizes that he ‘retired’ on the verge of a rare milestone – he had featured in 499 Hindi films! Now at 63, against the wishes of his daughter, he decides to come out of retirement to complete the round figure of 500 and get that one substantial role for which he will be remembered forever. Kaamyaab (Round Figure) features veteran actor Sanjay Mishra who himself has played typical side roles in many Hindi movies and with this film he gets a titular role like never before.
Hardik Mehta is an Indian screenwriter and director. His short documentary, ‘Famous in Ahmedabad’ (2015), won the Golden Lotus at the 63rd National Film Awards for Best Non-Feature Film and was In Competition at 2016 HotDocs Toronto. He has also co-written the screenplay of Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s most recent survival-thriller, ‘Trapped’ (2017). ‘Round Figure’ is his first feature film.
India is the land of numbers. Third in the number of billionaires we have, second in the number of people we have and first in the number of films we make. Over the decades, there have been some actors who have been noticed by generations of enthusiastic movie goers, almost always as the noble servant, the wicked dacoit, the humble doctor and several such side roles. These character actors have helped take the hero’s journey forward. When I first came to Mumbai, the land of movie making, I was fascinated to meet some of these faces who have survived the transition from black and white era of Hindi films, to the action-drama films of 80s and 90s till today. I realized that there was a film waiting to be made on them and when I met producer Manish Mundra, he ensured that I cast an actual such actor who has been a face in several Hindi films since last three decades – actor Sanjay Mishra.
Director Hardik Mehta
Producers Manish Mundra
Story and Screenplay Hardik Mehta
Dialogues Radhika Anand
Executive Producer Raghav Gupta
Cinematographer Piyush Puty
Editor Prashanth Ramachandran Jayalakshmi
Music & Background Score Rachita Arora
Lyrics Neeraj Pandey
Sound Designers P. M. Satheesh
Manoj M. Goswami
Casting Romil Modi
Production Designer Ravi Srivastava
Costume Designers Darshan Jalan
DI Colorist Siddharth Meer, The Bridge
Art Director Vilas Kolap
Line Producers Supriya Guru, Vishal Singh
First Assistant Director Pankaj Dayani
Marketing & Communication Shraddha Chauhan, Ritika Bhatia
Anisha Yanger, Sagar Shah
Post Production Kapil Madnani
VFX Drishyam VFX
Manish Mundra is a producer and the founder of Drishyam Films. After a chance interaction with Rajat Kapoor on Twitter in 2013, Manish decided to finance the beloved indie Ankhon Dekhi. The film went on to win three Filmfare Awards and three Screen Awards, and there has no looking back for the corporate leader-turned-film producer. Since then, Manish has pursued his passion for content-driven cinema by setting up Drishyam Films, a global motion-picture studio that has produced international award-winning films such as Masaan, Umrika, Waiting, Dhanak, Newton, Rukh and Kadvi Hawa. Newton won the National Award for Best Hindi Film, and was also selected as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in 2018. Manish is also known for establishing the Drishyam–Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab for aspiring Indian screenwriters. He was named as one of Variety Magazine’s Top 10 Producers to Watch Out For in 2017.
Ridhima Lulla is Chief Content Officer at Eros Group, with a core focus on the creative expression for Eros Now, the digital arm of Eros International Plc, the NYSE-listed global company in the Indian film and entertainment sector.
After completing post-graduation in Film Production from University of California, LA she went on to peruse Bachelors in Business Management, Liberal Arts and Sciences from Regent’s University London. Her passion and creative bend along with a bright vision comes as no surprise because of inherited entrepreneurial skills from her visionary father, Kishore Lulla, Chairman of Eros International. Ridhima has been strengthening the original content strategy for Eros Now, the leading cutting edge rapidly growing OTT (Over-the-top) platform of Eros Digital. She plays a key role in the leadership team driving the company’s content strategy and is actively involved in Eros’s movie business with projects at all stages. Round Figure is the first of a long collaboration between Eros International and Drishyam Films.