Lucky Ali, Gauri Karnik, Simone Singh,
Achint Kaur, Divya Dutta
Rangita Pritish Nandy
M M Kreem
Vikramaditya Singh runs this great music school. Apart from being a great teacher, he is a very famous singer himself, longing to find a great new voice, someone who the world will recognise as his greatest and most worthy find.
In a small Goan village he stumbles across Tina Marie singing in a church choir. He is so impressed by her voice and singing skills that he decides to steal her away and take her to his school so that he can train her himself. As he takes Tina under his tutelage and trains her, she falls completely and helplessly in love with him.
However, when Vikramaditya realizes Tina’s brilliance, he begins to feel jealous. He starts competing with her and trying to break her confidence. Shattered, Tina runs away. It is then that Vikramaditya realises what he has done to her. He pursues her relentlessly, requesting her to come back with him. She tries to resist him as much as she can but finally gives in. She agrees to sing with him at the concert arranged by his music company to release his new album.
This performance forms the thrilling climax of the film because just seconds before he is supposed to go onstage with Tina, Vikramaditya vanishes. The management panics because no one can contact him anywhere and to buy time they put Tina onstage. Tina explodes on stage like a star. While far away, sitting alone in his car, Vikramaditya listens to her on the radio. He breaks down as there is thunderous applause for he knows that Tina has finally become this great star he had always wanted to create.
Sur is an amazing tale of true love, ambition, and sacrifice. Of two hearts brought together forever by the power of music.
For me everything that went wrong with SUR also went right for it. When a big producer seemed somewhat unexcited by the story idea, Pooja Bhatt immediately said,” Let’s do it!” When a big star rejected it because it seemed too raw, Lucky Ali was moved to tears and agreed to act in it. When a big music director said he could not record the songs within our budget, MM Kreem my music director said,” I have to do it at any cost!” When a big television channel wanted to change too many things in the story to suit their needs, Pritish Nandy embraced the project as it was, backed only by the power of my conviction in it.
And from then on all through the four months of production and 45 days of shooting, it has been nothing but relentless hard work, generous spirit and fun, fun, fun! Lucky kept us all laughing throughout, Gauri kept getting shouted at by me. Pooja kept adding ‘beautifying’ objects in each frame till the last minute, till Nirmal Jani, the cameraman, would yell, “Thank you setting department, ready for take!” My assistants were always running around breathlessly, Bosco, my choreographer almost danced himself crazy doing eight long songs and all the other actors, technicians, strangers who joined us along the way, decided that we must repeat this experience all over again! And if people want to extend and intertwine their lives longer with each other, then it can safely be said that this movie was a pleasure to make!”