Imaad Shah has been nominated for Stardust Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance (Male) for his role in Dil Dosti Etc. The award ceremony takes place on 26 January, 2008
December 2, 2007
November 1, 2007
DVD Release of Dil Dosti Etc Release: 9th November, 2007 (Big Home Video)
Success Stories of Dil Dosti Etc
- Dil Dosti Etc has a 'wonder of wonders' starter - Taran Adarsh
- Dil Dosti enters a strong second week - Music Mazaa
- Dil Dosti Etc surprises at box office - Glamsham
- Critics and masses hail Dil Dosti Etc - India Glitz
- 'Dil Dosti Etc’ declared a ‘sleeper hit’ - Zee News
- Dil Dosti Etc enters 4th week! - Glamsham
- Dil Dosti Etc is a HIT - B4U India
October 1, 2007
The House Full board and Ticket procured in 'Black' Souvenir from Gemini theatre, Bandra, Mumbai 6.30 pm show, 30 September 2007
Critics on Dil Dosit Etc
“Tiwary’s medium-budget milieu is to the present-gen, what Sai Paranjpye's middle-of-the-road Chashme Buddoor was to the '80s. Well worth going back.” – by Mayank Shekhar in Mumbai Mirror.
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“How many films do we see targeted explicitly at the youth/students/college kids? Prakash Jha has found his audience and in director Manish Tiwary manages to tell a decent tale. It’s shocking at times yes; but so is reality. …college students are going to identify with this flick and I suspect there will be mass bookings in the days to come.”
- by Martin D'Souza
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“Debutant director Manish Tiwary’s 'Dil Dosti Etc' is a beautiful comment on the pangs of growing up… Set against (...) a silly wager that two men engage in— (that) Sanjay will win the elections and Apurv will manage to have sex with three women… Tiwary manages to show two divergent views. There are two Indias here in his movie. One is the India that lives in the metros, pampered existences and the other is the small town mentality. As a first film, Tiwary has proved that he has a story to tell and that he also has the ability to tell that story well.” – by msn.com
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- "He is one Di#$head..."
- "Wo Uski Nahi Teri Le Raha Tha..."
- "I will (…) make a whore out of you..."
When you hear dialogues like these, you know for sure two things.
- That you have entered into the youth zone. A zone where statements like these are common and mouthed not just by guys but also hip-n-happening urban girls.
- That the Censors have become much liberal. No more annoying beeps here since profanities are let go as long as they are in the realms of a film and are justified.
Well, this indeed is justified as DIL DOSTI ETC could well be the middle-class Delhi setting for an up market DIL CHAHTA HAI setting in Mumbai/Sydney." – by Joginder Tuteja
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“Peppered with punchy dialogues and witty one-liners… Dil Dosti Etc is like a rich mosaic that traces the journey of different characters in bits and pieces that gradually fall into place and coalesce seamlessly. Dil Dosti Etc does indeed mark an impressive debut by Manish Tiwary" - by Ranjan Das
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September 28, 2007
September 27, 2007
The preparation before the shoot was more based around being comfortable with a body language and trying to communicate with fellow actors through Anamika Haksar’s workshop. I read the script over and over but essentially played myself... because Apurv’s manners and gestures, I guessed, would be reasonably close to my own.
Shoot in Delhi was fantastic. This film would have worked no other way. Delhi is an enjoyable and beautiful city for me and I feel strongly that films should be shot on location as far as possible. Some of the locations we worked on in old Delhi were chaotic shoots but make up very interesting moments in the film. Again, the North Campus of Delhi University carries a unique character of its own. I’m glad we shot there.
When I look back, I remember the Hindu College boys breaking in to our costumes room stole all of our costumes. Many of my own clothes went. Though this was not a light moment then, it is now. Besides working I played lots of cricket, read, drank chai and smoked.
A scene that often comes to mind is when Vaishali is pressing Apurv’s back and asks him not to leave tonight.
- Shreyas Talpade Diary -
Manish had seen Iqbal, had liked my work and thought that I would be the right person to play the part of Sanjay Mishra, a bihari student in Delhi University.… I felt that the script was very interesting and I liked my role. After Iqbal the kind of offers that I was getting were either of seedha saadha gaon ka ladka or sports films. I was not really interested in either. The character of Sanjay Mishra that Manish offered had a lot of shades. Not many people would have offered me that kind of character at that point of time. All these factors made me sign the film.
I am not like Sanjay Mishra. But I can relate to his values, like respecting your elders and patents and his commitment to one person once you are in love. Prakash Jha and Manish Tiwary assisted me in getting under Sanjay Mishra’s character. And then I also interacted with the president of the college while we were shooting in Delhi. He was urbane but spoke with this subtle Bihari accent. I quietly borrowed some of his persona for Sanjay Mishra. You see, if you are from Bihar but staying in Delhi you would not be speaking with an accent that a Bihari would speak in Bihar. Instead it will be a mix of a Bihari with a city accent. And I tried to get that right. Sanjay Mishra had to have a particular body language, an air of confidence around him. Manish wanted everything pretty subtle, and not go over the top so we tried to maintain that.
Working with Imaad Shah was a great experience. Imaad reminded me a lot of Naseerji. The best part about him is that he is a completely natural performer. Not even for a moment would you feel that this man is acting. I think he fitted the bill of Apurv really well. And Nikita is a hard working girl. It was a completely different equation with the two, because on one hand you have Imaad who is a laid back and subtle and, on the other hand, there is Nikita who is always charged up. But all of us had good fun.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Prakash Jha Productions. I should add that there are many film makers who come up with interesting subjects but don’t manage this kind of backing. I thank Mr. Prakash Jha for standing behind this project and making it possible for all of us to realize the film.
- Manish Tiwary's Diary -
September 17, 2007
Sunday 16 September, 2007
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September 14, 2007
If you have not collected your passes do so NOW!
September 7, 2007
August 31, 2007
Catch the Stars and Musicians of Dil Dosti Etc in Delhi on Sunday, 16 September from 6.30 pm
There will be Live Performance by the music directors, Siddhartth-Suhas and Agnee of all the songs from our film Dil Dosti Etc. The stars of the film, Shreyas Talpade, Imaad Shah, Smriti Mishra, Nikita Anand, Ishitta Sharrma and Feroze Gujral along with director Manish Tiwary and producer Prakash Jha are all coming to the venue at Hindu College, north campus, Delhi University. Come join us on this occasion!
Show your student ID and collect your pass now. Passes Available at:
1. Music World
B105, Ansal Plaza (Phone-26250410) and
9UB Bungalow Road, Kamla Nagar. (Phone: 30982285)
2. Planet M
F15, Cross river Plaza, CBD, Shahadara. (Phone: 42111863) and
3. Radio & Gramophone House
Opp PVR Cinema, K-block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place (Phone: 23416454)
Limited Passes Available
Visit our homepage www.dildostietc.com for more details on the film.