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Insight of “ALL IS WELL”

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Mumbai : After the riveting success of Oh My God! which went on to become the sleeper hit of 2011, director Umesh Shukla is back with his socially relevant ,yet thoroughly entertaining next , All is Well starring Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor & Supriya Pathak.

What is All is Well about?
All is Well is a story where an entire family is on the run, being chased by goons. It’s a dysfunctional family; everyone has their own set of issues with each other – waiting to be confronted. The journey acts as a catalyst for them to confront each other and their issues. They fight with each other, they understand each other’s point of views, they get to know things about each other that they never knew. It’s a journey of fun, realization, values and confusion where happiness does prevail .

Director’s Note : Umesh Shukla
OMG had a universal subject, that of God and faith. Similarly, ‘All is Well’ tackles the theme of families and the complexities we have in them. I wanted a universal subject, one which will connect with people across all generations.All is Well addresses the generation gap and the situations and dialogues in the film will be relatable .
Abhishek is playing a modern day version of Shravan Kumar (a mythological character in Ramayana known for his devotion to his parents). He plays a son who gets troubled watching his parents fight and yet is very devoted to them. His character has to balance both, his parents and his personal life.
All is Well will raise several questions – audiences will come out asking Have I been a good father or Am I a good son? …

Producers Notes: Bhushan Kumar & Varun Bajaj.

Bhushan Kumar :
All is Well has a universal subject and especially in a country like India always has relevance where bonds and relationships are cherished. We are proud to have been part of this film’s journey with a talented starcast and the captain of the ship ,Umesh Shukla, who understands the pulse of the India audience. It was also great collaborating with Varun and Shyam Bajaj on the film.  When two people have same vision, it becomes much easier during the making of the film.We have received a great response on the film’s music and hope audiences enjoy the film just as much.

Varun Bajaj :
Umeshji  met dad ( Shyam bajaj) during his first film DHOONDTE REH JAAONGEY 5-6 years ago and It’s been a very long association with him. Basically, Umesh Shukla signed on with us way before OMG! {OH MY GOD started}. We always wanted to do a film together and OMG! OH MY GOD happened in the interim for him and things took a positive turn for all of us. We had always decided to do a film, So we met Bhushan ji (Bhushan Kumar of T-Series) and Abhishek and everything fell in place. Family-driven subjects like All is Well are liked by all. There is no time or era or trend for such subjects. At any point of time, stories regarding families and relationship will always do well.

The music of All is Well creates a splash !

The music of Umesh Shukla’s All is Well is already making noise on the airwaves , which comes as no surprise,especially since producer Bhushan Kumar is known to have a keen ear for chart-busters.

The music of the family entertainer starring Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor & Supriya Pathak has met with unprecedented appreciation,which comes as no surprise especially since some of the biggest names in music like Himesh Reshammiya, Amaal Mallik, Mithoon and Meet Bros have composed songs in the film.

While Chaar Shaanivar, sung by Vishal Dadlani, Armaan Malik and rapper Badshah has gone on to become the party anthem of the season and was even trending on social media on the day of its launch, Nachan Farrate starring Sonakshi Sinha ,crooned by pop sensation Kanika Kapoor ,with music by Meet Bros of Baby Doll and Chittiyan Kallaiyan fame is another popular dance number that is ruling airwaves and finds itself on every college campus.

The most popular of the lot, Baaton Ko Teri, that marks the coming together of Arijit Singh and Himesh Reshammiya has received the highest appreciation , making it the third musical hit from the All is Well album.

·         Umesh Shukla had Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan in mind while penning the script for the film and luckily they loved the script and signed the film.

·         T-Series recreated the magic of the cult song ” Ae Mere Humsafar” from the Aamir Khan-Juhi Chawla starrer ,Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in All is Well. The music of the song has been revived by composer Mithoon, of Aashiqui 2 fame with additional lyrics by Amitabh Verma. The new version of the song has been sung by Mithoon and Tulsi Kumar and will be quite a highlight in the film.

·         Abhishek Bachchan and Supriya Pathak have done 4 films in the last 10 years together.Abhishek refers to her as his Nirupa Roy.

·         Abhishek Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor would gang up and bully director Umesh Shukla on the sets.

·         The song “Baaton Ko” from the film marks the coming together of Arijit Singh and Himesh Reshammiya for the first time in their careers.

·         Apart from sharing screen space , Abhishek and Rishi Kapoor also got the opportunity to shake a leg together in not one but two songs from the film, a long standing dream of Abhishek Bachchan’s .

·         Food was a highlight on the sets of All is Well – While Asin treated the cast and crew on several occasions to home made Karimeen, Kerala’s popular fish preparation ,Rishi Kapoor treated them to traditional Punjabi food at Pals Dhaba, a popular joint while they were on their way from Shimla to Chandigarh.Abhishek on the other hand, was the go-to guy on the sets for the best places to eat during the shoot.

·         For a particular chase sequence Abhishek Bachchan had to lift Rishi Kapoor and run.

·         Known to have a great sense of humor , Abhishek on the sets would be thoroughly amused with Asin and her all-girl entourage and nicknamed them “Mahila Mandal”, something the two continue to joke about.

·         In All is Well,  there was a 3 page emotional dialogue and Asin did it with absolutely no glycerin at all ,which had the entire set impressed with her natural performance.

·         Surpriya Pathak and Umesh Shukla would converse in Gujarati on the sets of the film.

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