Mohit Suri is an Indian film director. Born into the Bhatt family, he is well known for directing the films Murder 2 (2011),[1] the musical romance Aashiqui 2 (2013)[2] and the romantic thrillers Awarapan (2007), Ek Villain (2014) and Malang (2020).[3] He has been married to Udita Goswami since 2013.

Mohit Suri
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Suri in April 2013
Born (1981-04-11) 11 April 1981 (age 41)
NationalityIndian
Occupation(s)Film director, producer
Years active2005–present
Spouse
(m. 2013)
Children2
RelativesSee Bhatt family

Early lifeEdit

Mohit Suri was born and brought up in Mumbai. His father Daksh Suri worked for Dunlop in Chennai and his mother was an air hostess.[4] He has one sister, former actress Smiley Suri.[5]

CareerEdit

After working as an office assistant for T-Series as well as assistant director in Vikram Bhatt's films Kasoor (2001), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) and Footpath (2003), Suri made his directorial debut with the moderately successful Zeher (2005) and then directed movies like Kalyug (2005), Woh Lamhe (2006), Awarapan (2007), Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) and Crook (2010).[6]

Suri's breakthrough period begun with the unexpected earning of his psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011). It is one of the highest grossing Hindi film of 2011. Followed by the highly successful musical love stories Aashiqui 2 (2013) and Ek Villain (2014), with the latter being a revenge drama too and entering 100 Crore Club in India.[7] Post the debacle of his majorly anticipated dramas Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015) and Half Girlfriend (2017), he garnered critical and commercial success via the romantic suspense thriller Malang (2020).[8]Recently released Ek Villain Returns (2022) with John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor.

Suri's upcoming and forthcoming directorials include, Untitled movie with Varun Dhawan and Malang 2.[9]

Other worksEdit

Apart from his occupation as a director, Suri was the judge of Star Plus's dance reality series Nach Baliye 8 and formed EMI Records India, one of the best musical platforms in India, which produced singers like Yash Narvekar, Anushka Shahaney etc.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2013, Suri married former Indian actress Udita Goswami. The couple have a son (b. 2015) and daughter (b. 2018).[11]

FilmographyEdit

Director
Year Title Director Writer Note.
2005 Zeher Yes Yes story credit
2005 Kalyug Yes Yes
2006 Woh Lamhe Yes No
2007 Awarapan Yes No
2009 Raaz: The Mystery Continues Yes Yes story credit
2010 Crook Yes Yes
2011 Murder 2 Yes No
2013 Aashiqui 2 Yes No
2014 Ek Villain Yes No
2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani Yes No
2017 Half Girlfriend Yes No Producer
2020 Malang Yes No
2022 Ek Villain Returns Yes Yes [12]
2023 Malang 2 Yes No
2024 Murder 4 Yes Yes No

Pre-production[13]

2025 Red Yes No
Assistant Director
Year Title
2001 Kasoor
2002 Awara Paagal Deewana
2003 Footpath

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Murder 2' - Bollywood movies which were mired in plagiarism row". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Mohit Suri denies fallout rumours with his 'Aashiqui 2' actor Aditya Roy Kapur - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  3. ^ "'Aashiqui 2' helmer Mohit Suri to bring forth action-musical film". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  4. ^ Gupta, Priya (28 April 2013). "I have not yet lived my married life at all: Mohit Suri - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Mohit Suri's sister Smiley Suri married off by two men closest to her - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  6. ^ "I have not yet lived my married life at all: Mohit Suri - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ Time: 04:33 한국 영화를 표절한 인도영화 19편, archived from the original on 15 December 2021, retrieved 23 October 2019
  8. ^ Mohit Suri talks about his sequel to Raaz Radio Sargam.
  9. ^ "Nach Baliye: Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar are excited about Mohit Suri's TV debut". Hindustan Times. 24 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Nach Baliye: Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar are excited about Mohit Suri's TV debut". Hindustan Times. 24 March 2017.
  11. ^ TNN (21 November 2018). "Mohit Suri and Udita Goswami welcome a baby boy". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria starrer Ek Villain Returns gets a new release date; to hit theatres on July 29". Bollywood Hungama. 10 May 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Director Mohit Suri finishes first draft of 'Malang 2'". The New Indian Express. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.

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