The story idea came to my mind by looking at the different relationships that exists in the family. It’s interesting to see the different level of relationships we have between family and kids, between friends, between husband and wife. I wanted to involve all these relationships and weave an interesting story. As I started writing the screenplay the title “Anything For You” automatically came to my mind because we often use the term in real life. Also I was thinking do we really mean when we make promises and say things like “I love you” and “I’ll do Anything For You” ?
I brought in different kinds of characters and their relationship between them. The lead protagonist comes from a broken family looking for love. Her parents were divorced at an early age and she grows up with her Grandma and Aunt. Then you have a doctor and his wife caught up in their busy life who suddenly feels their relationship threatened. This in turn affects his relationship with his in-laws and brings chaos and confusion. There’s a mystery element and unknown relationship between the doctor and the lead protagonist which has an interesting twist.
Right from the beginning during audition actors who read for the different characters fell in love with the whole screenplay and were intrigued and amazed by its complexity, flow and the effectiveness to it had to keep the audience glued till the end.
As a writer/director I had the whole movie and the characters in mind I sat in the audition to get the right actor. I feel when you get the casting right 50% of the movie is done. We had a good pre-production done and a small effective crew to do the shooting part. With minor hiccups the shooting went as per schedule. The whole process from start to finish was an enjoyable journey which resulted in the completion of the project with a final print and when we saw we went like “WOW”.
To me “Anything For You” is a success journey which cannot be put into few words. It was a team effort and I thank everyone involved in making this dream to reality.
– Anand Alagappan
Movie: Anything For You
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Anand Alagappan
Music: Karthik Raja [South Music legend Ilayaraja’s son who did some Bollywood music score as well]
Awards: Las Vegas Film Festival – Silver Ace Award [Best Film], Indian Film Festival at Tampa – Official selection.
Anything For You is releasing in May-2011
Anything For You after it’s successful release in USA is releasing in India on May 13th in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad. The movie got great reviews from audience and critics who saw it in USA. The movie is written, directed and produced by Anand Alagappan. Camera is by Alphonse Roy and Music by Karthik Raja. Vasuki Bhaskar [GOA, Makatha] has done the costumes.
AnIndian American doctor’s feelings are entangled between his wife, whom he’s committed to and an American girl,who wants him back at any cost. How the doctor gets out of this turmoil formsthe main plot of ‘Anything for You’.
First Indian American movie to be shot on RED camera – http://www.red.com/shot_on_red
Pooja Kumar – She recently acted in in the Bollywood movie “Anjaana Anjaani” with Ranbir Kapoor and in “Bollywood Hero” along with Hollywood actor Chris Kattan.
Anything For You
Director / Producer Bio: Anand Alagappan
Anand Alagappan along with Ravi Gavva and Mahender Musukustarted Newyork Talkies in 2007. Anand started his career with the TV show” We Love India”.He hosted and produced the show, a travelogue and lifestyle of people of India origin living in USA which wastelecast in VIJAY TV for 14 week episodes. His short film “Anand’s NoExit”, a comedy about credit card service was officially selected for manyfilm festivals including “LA International Short Film Festival”,”World Cinema Naples”, “South Asian Internatilnal FilmFestival” etc. “Anything For You” is his first feature filmdebut.
Music Director: Kartik Raja – Ilayaraja’s son Kartik Raja’s first music composing for an English Film.
Cinematographer: Alphonse Roy
ALPHONSE ROY / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Alphonse Roy, leading Wildlife Cinematographer has workedextensively with BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and PBS. He was awarded anEmmy for his contribution as a cinematographer for one-hour film on Tibet. Hisfeature film works include award winning “Oorukku Nooru Paer”, Parceland UTV Production’s “Aamir”.
Heroine: Juliana Fine
Juliana Fine began her career in New York at the age of 17 modeling forclients such as Nine West, Diesel, Gianfranco Ferre, and Seventeen Magazine.She fell into acting by accident when she was chosen on the street by castingdirectors of an MTV Commercial. Shecontinued to do acting jobs and later trained and performed at New York’s Stella AdlerConservatory. Since moving to LA, shehas appeared in the independent film “X’s and O’s”, “A SpiralState,” “The Greg Behrendt Show” “Identity” and “America’s NextTop Model”.
Heroine: Pooja Kumar
Pooja Kumar was born in St. Louis, Missouri. After winning Miss India U.S.A. she workedfor Channel V and hosted numerous TV programs. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Artsand attended various acting workshops. Since then she has acted in featurefilms such as: “The Little Magician”. Flavors”, “Night ofHenna”, “Hiding Divya”, “Park Sharks”, “Knots Urbane”. Her role in “Flavors” earnedher the Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award and her performance in”Night of Henna” was widely appreciated by critic A. O. Scott fromthe NY Times. She has been in major adcampaigns for Pepsi, Budweiser, AOL, Verizon, Bombay Dreams, Pearl Vision,Dodge, New York Lotto, and Campbell’s Soup, True Roots. Her recent episode ofLaw and Order: SVU with Kal Penn was widely appreciated. She recently acted in “Bollywood Hero” along with Hollywood actor Chris Kattan and Bollywood movie “Anjaana Anjaani” with Ranbir Kapoor.
Hero: Sam Ghosh
Born in Indiaand raised in New Jersey,Sam Ghosh is no stranger to performance. Growing up as an only child, he foundit natural to entertain audiences for his own amusement. Sam has trained extensively with Terry Knickerbockerat William Esper Studio. Past theater credits include The South AsianMonologues at CenterStage NYand Cami Hall, Life Science, Desipina’s Seven.11 Convenience Theater at Abrons Art Center NY,Universal Percussion Ensemble’s The History of the Drum. Film: Faith in aWrapper, Aankh Macholi (Hide and Seek), Astoria Park, The Big Catch, SavingHinduism, The Bomb Table, Finding Priya a Prom Date, Dreamer, Burkini.Television: CW11 Morning News, WahIndia TV, Wallstrip.com, Asian Variety Show(AVS), Lionsgate’s Extreme Reaction. Radio: RBC Radio.