In what is billed to be a spectacular blend of happening music, epic travel and irresistible fun, Sunshine Music Tours and Travels (SMTT) is the first full-length feature film to be written and directed by Shailendra Singh. “It’s a really young, fresh mix of Bombay to Goa and Zindagi na Milegi Dobara”, Shailendra quips, “With a funky music mix of Rang de Basanti emotions and a Sunburn beat.” The film releases in theaters on September 2nd, 2016. While it is his Directorial Debut, Shailendra is no stranger to the film industry. As one of Bollywood’s most prolific Producers, he has produced and released over 72 feature films and 2000 ad films in his 30 year career. He is also credited with launching the careers of many of Bollywood’s hottest talents.
In SMTT, Shailendra launches as his lead, Sunny Kaushal - the younger brother of last year’s hottest debut, Vicky Kaushal.
Shailendra says, “Excited to play a role in our SMTT journey, Mr Sham Kaushal also came on board as Action Director to choreograph Sunny’s gritty, urban fight scene. Sunny is a focused and emotive actor, and sure to be a big hit with the ladies, as well.”
But the Director says that the real hero of the film - produced by Hayre Entertainment - is actually the notion that ‘dreams really do come true’, if you want them bad enough. The story is based around a group of young and trendy strangers from very diverse backgrounds, who come together in order to chase after one very big dream. “There are about 14 unique, charming characters,” says Shailendra. “Each person in the audience will fall in love with a different crazy, mad character.”
Both the teaser launch and the official trailer launch of SMTT on July 25 have seen massive industry support for both the film and its Writer/Director. Mr Nana Patekar was the guest of honor for the event, as friend and supporter of Shailendra and the star lead, Sunny Kaushal. Online, industry favorite like Shahid Kapoor and Varun Dhawan shared the teaser, while even Rajdeep Sardesai sent his congratulations to the Debut Director. The film releases in theaters on Sept 2, 2016.