The Legend of Mohan - Hollywood meets Bollywood action short film!

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The Legend Of Mohan - Hollywood Meets Bollywood Action Short Film!

Project 2021-09-03 16:52:39 +1200

The Legend of Mohan project began with a simple question – ‘what if a Bollywood protagonist crossed paths with a Hollywood protagonist?’. Our goal is to clearly communicate how these contrasting takes on modern cinema have influenced our filmmaking process within an action-packed short film. Films like Rocky Handsome, Ghajini, and Boss represent Mohan, our title character, an eccentric stylized protagonist following the trail of his missing wife. Bollywood action films in our opinion are hyperbolic takes on existing stories and mythology, often blending genres and providing a broader sense of entertainment. McShane, our Hollywood protagonist, inspired by films such as Extraction, The Transporter, and John Wick, is an efficient, grounded character who must adapt to an unknown adversary. Hollywood action films are based heavily on themes, character motivations, and a heavy focus on action fundamentals.

Synopsis

An angry, motivated police officer risks his career in search of his missing wife Neha, taken by the notorious arms dealer and arch-rival, Kali. Corporal McShane stakes out an operation run by the Kali. Inspector Mohan bursts onto the scene fist blazing and announces his arrival in an exuberant manner, plowing through guards and henchmen with ease. As the situation unfolds Agent McShane is forced to take action, making his way through the chaotic devastation caused by one man. Mohan is ambushed by an eager and trigger-happy McShane, their goals align to an extent, however, the hotheaded heroes refuse to work together, with the mission at risk of compromise, McShane subdues Mohan causing them to be cuffed together but forcing them to work together. Now forced to fight side by side, their motives and goals become align, they must fight their way to the Kali and save Neha from further harm.

Both Mohan and McShane are represented within complementary styles of combat and cinematography, respective of their themes and influences, our vision is to blend both forms of film combat and action within a cohesive and digestible story. We aim to collaborate with stuntmen and women across Auckland to help bring our characters to life. 

 

Meet the Cast

Corporal Daniel McShane - Played by Damian Hosken

Damian Hosken - Corporal McShane

Don Kali/The Kali - Played by Viraj Lodhia

Officer Mohan Kapoor - Played by Ronnie Mondal

Neha Kapoor - Played by Natasha Bali

 

We are still in the process of casting some side characters and henchmen, we will be posting regular updates for new cast members. 

We hope you can join us on this journey to discover The Legend of Mohan. 

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Gailene Addison
2021-10-03 20:10:34 +1300

"Good luck boys"

Sam
2021-09-22 19:23:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-09-22 17:33:24 +1200
Hayden King
2021-09-22 17:31:17 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-09-22 17:22:08 +1200

"Move looks awesome and cant wait to watch it🔥"

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The Legend Of Mohan - Hollywood Meets Bollywood Action Short Film!

Project 2021-09-03 16:52:39 +1200

The Legend of Mohan project began with a simple question – ‘what if a Bollywood protagonist crossed paths with a Hollywood protagonist?’. Our goal is to clearly communicate how these contrasting takes on modern cinema have influenced our filmmaking process within an action-packed short film. Films like Rocky Handsome, Ghajini, and Boss represent Mohan, our title character, an eccentric stylized protagonist following the trail of his missing wife. Bollywood action films in our opinion are hyperbolic takes on existing stories and mythology, often blending genres and providing a broader sense of entertainment. McShane, our Hollywood protagonist, inspired by films such as Extraction, The Transporter, and John Wick, is an efficient, grounded character who must adapt to an unknown adversary. Hollywood action films are based heavily on themes, character motivations, and a heavy focus on action fundamentals.

Synopsis

An angry, motivated police officer risks his career in search of his missing wife Neha, taken by the notorious arms dealer and arch-rival, Kali. Corporal McShane stakes out an operation run by the Kali. Inspector Mohan bursts onto the scene fist blazing and announces his arrival in an exuberant manner, plowing through guards and henchmen with ease. As the situation unfolds Agent McShane is forced to take action, making his way through the chaotic devastation caused by one man. Mohan is ambushed by an eager and trigger-happy McShane, their goals align to an extent, however, the hotheaded heroes refuse to work together, with the mission at risk of compromise, McShane subdues Mohan causing them to be cuffed together but forcing them to work together. Now forced to fight side by side, their motives and goals become align, they must fight their way to the Kali and save Neha from further harm.

Both Mohan and McShane are represented within complementary styles of combat and cinematography, respective of their themes and influences, our vision is to blend both forms of film combat and action within a cohesive and digestible story. We aim to collaborate with stuntmen and women across Auckland to help bring our characters to life. 

 

Meet the Cast

Corporal Daniel McShane - Played by Damian Hosken

Damian Hosken - Corporal McShane

Don Kali/The Kali - Played by Viraj Lodhia

Officer Mohan Kapoor - Played by Ronnie Mondal

Neha Kapoor - Played by Natasha Bali

 

We are still in the process of casting some side characters and henchmen, we will be posting regular updates for new cast members. 

We hope you can join us on this journey to discover The Legend of Mohan. 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Gailene Addison
2021-10-03 20:10:34 +1300

"Good luck boys"

Sam
2021-09-22 19:23:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-09-22 17:33:24 +1200
Hayden King
2021-09-22 17:31:17 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-09-22 17:22:08 +1200

"Move looks awesome and cant wait to watch it🔥"

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