W (2014 film)
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W is a 2014 musical thriller Hindi film directed by Tarun Madan Chopra, based on a script written by Daboo Sardar Malik. The movie starred Leeza Mangaldas, Leslie Tripathy, Sonal Giani, Raaj Singh Arora, Abhey Jit Attri and Danish Pandor and released on 14 March 2014.
|Directed by||Tarun Madan Chopra|
|Produced by||Subhash Sehgal
|Written by||Tarun Madan Chopra|
Raaj Singh Arora
Abhey Jit Attri
|Music by||Daboo Sardar Malik|
|Edited by||Altaf Shaikh|
Legacy Film Productions
|Budget||Rs. 2.5 crore|
Sandy (Leeza Mangaldas), Ruhi (Leslie Tripathy), and Manu (Sonal Giani) are three best friends that run W, an event management company that focuses on music events. While traveling to The Freedom Concert, an event that was supposed to be their big break, they come across a group of misogynistic men who don't like how modern and self-sufficient the three women are and end up raping them. Because the three men are of good social standing, the police are particularly unhelpful and the women are traumatized by how they are treated afterwards. This prompts the three women to form the Vengeance Squad in order to take their own revenge against their rapists.
Production and releaseEdit
In January 2013 it was confirmed that Leslie Tripathy would be performing in the film in an unspecified role, as would Leeza Mangaldas, Sonal Gyaani, Raj Arora, Daanish Pandor and Abhey Attri. Filming took place in Delhi.
The Times of India panned the film, giving it 1 1/2 stars and stating "There is no emotional conflict in the story that provokes you to think or get inspired. Situations are written to convenience the protagonists' quest for revenge. And they get it way too easy. The shallow treatment doesn't live up to the topic addressed."
Business Insider criticized the film as missing the "emotional pain and conflict" that similarly themed films such as Adalat o Ekti Meye possessed, commenting that they felt W was a "stereotype revenge drama that [worked] out all too smoothly".
The film's music and background score is written and composed by Daboo Sardar Malik. The musical duo of Amaal Mallik and Armaan Malik will be contributing to the soundtrack as singers, as will Neha Bhasin, and Apeksha Dandekar.
|Soundtrack album by Daboo Malik|
|Released||7 March 2014|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Aana Nahi"||Daboo Malik||Amaal Mallik||4:55|
|2.||"Hum Hain Tum Ho"||Daboo Malik||Daboo Malik, Apeksha Dandekar||4:15|
|3.||"Wild Wild"||Daboo Malik||Daboo Malik, Amal Mallik, Armaan Malik||3:43|
|4.||"Tu Hawa"||Daboo Malik||Armaan Malik||5:36|
|5.||"Dil Ke Armaan (Women's Day Anthem)"||Daboo Malik||Daboo Malik, Neha Bhasin||4:25|
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