It's difficult for the filmmakers to schedule the release of their films during the Cricket World Cup as it is said to be a show stealer. However, Coffee Bloom is one such film which is ready to brave the heat, and we give you five reasons to watch this romantic drama this Friday.
Romance is in the air
Manu Warrier, the director of Coffee Bloom, spills the beans around it, "Coffee Bloom is a romantic drama which is set in a coffee plantation zone, but it's very unconventional in approach."
Warrier describes the film's protagonist in a candid way, "A guy named Devanand Kariappa is at the helm of affairs whose personal life is a mess and nobody takes him seriously. Interestingly, he doesn't care about all these things and is happy being a loser. So, our guy with no ambition goes back to his ancestral property in Coorg. There he meets his ex-girlfriend who is married now. Now, a struggle between his past and future begins as the new developments are going to shape up his life."
Manu Warrier further says, "We adopted a definite strategy than just technical gimmickry. Coffee Bloom is a small film, so I wanted to make it in a very limited budget. I was working with Leena Yadav (director of Teen Patti, Shabd) when I told her that I am going to make this film. She heard the story and asked me to go for a professional producer. Then I met Harish Amin and this film is a result of that meeting."
Sugandha Garg, who is playing Anika in the film, talks about the theme, "Though I was getting many roles but I wanted some meaty roles, that's why I took a break from films. When I heard the story of Coffee Bloom I saw the potential. It is about the blooming of people alongside the coffee plantation. It's very metaphorical."
Scenic beauty of Coorg and coffee plantation
The nature has showered Coorg with an enviable beauty and the makers have cashed in on it. "One day I got a call from the coffee field owner where I wanted to shoot the film. He said that we have only seven days as the coffee bloom is about to happen. We contacted Arjun Mathur and Sugandha and they both responded in a fantastic way, and we decided to shoot the climax in next few days," says Warrier.
For the love of indie films
Though the film is releasing during the World Cup, Sugandha is not afraid of the box office game. She says, "The opening day collection game is for the big budget Bollywood films. We just want a long run in theatres. I am sure we will get the appreciation."
Coffee Bloom is simultaneously releasing in India, USA and Toronto on March 6, 2015. It also features Arjun Mathur and Mohan Kapoor in pivotal roles.
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