Calendar Girls (2015)

India| September 2015| 156 min| Hindi
Calendar Girls (2015)
Genre Drama
Color Color
Certification India:A , Singapore:NC16
Locations India
Director Madhur Bhandarkar
Lead Cast Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Ruhi Singh, Satarupa Pyne
Trailer
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Plot Summary
Inspired by reality, the film follows the story of 5 girls - Mayuri Chauhan (Ruhi Singh) from Rohtak, Nazneen Malik (Avani Modi) from Lahore, Sharon Pinto (Kyra Dutt) from Goa, Nandita Menon (Akanksha Puri) from Hyderabad and Paroma Ghosh (Satarupa Pyne) from Kolkata - who arrive in Mumbai for a breakthrough in the fashion industry. They eventually get selected to be featured on the cover of India's most prestigious annual calendar, which opens up the door of opportunity to fame, success and money for the fashion world newbies. However, as they gradually climb the ladder of success, a lot of deviations and obstacles come into their ways, and they realise that the world of glitz and glamour is not so glitzy on the inside, as they learn to roll with the punches. The rest of the plot highlights what happens behind the scenes, and what future holds for these Calendar girls.
Trivia
According to director Madhur Bhandarkar, the story of Calendar Girls is 75% reality and 25% fiction.

The film marks the debut of five female leads - Ruhi Singh, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Akanksha Puri and Satarupa Pyne.

The film was banned from release in Pakistan.

Madhur Bhandarkar wanted Deepika Padukone as one of the female leads, however she declined for date issues.

This is the first film that features Madhur Bhandarkar as an actor, albeit in a cameo role.
Akanksha Puri Nandita Menon, from Hyderabad
Avani Modi Nazneen Malik, from Lahore
Kyra Dutt Sharon Pinto, from Goa
Ruhi Singh Mayuri Chauhan, from Rohtak
Satarupa Pyne Paroma Ghosh, from Kolkata
Keith Sequeira Pinaki Chatterjee, Paroma's boyfriend
Karan Aanand Palash Bose
Suhel Seth Kumar
Rohit Roy Photographer
Deepak Wadhwa Inzamam, Nazneen's boyfriend
Atul Parchure Manager Tiwari-ji
Vikram Sakhalkar Harsh Narang
Mita Vashisht Ananya Raichand
Rushad Rana Aniruddh Shroff
Madhur Bhandarkar cameo
Indraneil Sengupta Shashank
Arhaan Chaudhary Cricketer
Kiran Kumar Harsh's Father
Gargi Patel Harsh's Mother
J Brandon Hill Mr Dmitri
Sharad Ponkshe Vignesh Paranjpe, CBI Officer
Anant Jog
Shishir Sharma
Director Madhur Bhandarkar
Producer Sangeeta Ahir
Madhur Bhandarkar
Executive Producer Sanjay Mehta
Writer Madhur Bhandarkar(screenplay)
Abhiruchi Chand(screenplay)
Anil Pandey(screenplay)
Rohit G Banawlikar(dialogue)
Lyricist Kumaar
Music Composer Meet Bros Anjjan
Amaal Mallik
Rohit Kulkarni(background music)
Singers Meet Bros Anjjan
Khushboo Grewal
Arijit Singh
Neha Kakkar
Aditi Singh Sharma
Armaan Malik
Choreographers Ganesh Hegde
Cinematographer Hari Vendantam
Action Director Salam Ansari
Film Editor Devendra Murdeshwar
Casting Director
Production Designer R K Naguraj
Art Director
Costume Designer Naahid Shah
Production Companies Bhandarkar Entertainment
Mangal Murti Films
Distributor Hi-5 Entertainments LLP
Song # 1Awesome Mora Mahiya
Written byKumaar
Composed byMeet Bros,   Anjjan Bhattacharya
Performed byMeet Bros,   Anjjan Bhattacharya,   Khushboo Grewal
 
Song # 2Khwaishein - I
Written byKumaar
Composed byAmaal Mallik
Performed byArijit Singh
 
Song # 3We Will Rock The World
Written byKumaar
Composed byMeet Bros,   Anjjan Bhattacharya
Performed byMeet Bros,   Anjjan Bhattacharya,   Khushboo Grewal,   Neha Kakkar
 
Song # 4Shaadi Wali Night
Written byKumaar
Composed byAmaal Mallik
Performed byAditi Singh Sharma
 
Song # 5Khwaisheinon - II
Written byKumaar
Composed byAmaal Mallik
Performed byArmaan Malik
 
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Reviews on external websites
All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.

NDTV|Review by Saibal Chatterjee
Slapdash and sanctimonious, Calendar Girls is a stunner, but for all the wrong reasons. It is stunning in its sheer stupidity.
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The Indian Express|Review by Shubhra Gupta
An after-thought, which talks of how these girls are 'proud achiever', comes in the end. The rest of the Madhur Bhandarkar's movie exploits young women being exploited.
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Rediff.com|Review by Raja Sen
It's hard to believe Calendar Girls has been made by someone who makes films.
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Koimoi|Review by Surabhi Redkar
Who would want to spend their weekend watching a film that takes you down the Fashion memory lane. The same old quick success and its flip side story. Yawn!
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1.5
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