World Theatrical Premiere for Bollywood movie shot in Bahrain

Moviegoers are in for a treat as the first Bollywood film that was considerably shot in Bahrain is set to release here next month with a world theatrical premiere in Bahrain. Khel Kood Aur Bhoot (Fun, Frolic, and Ghost) is the brainchild of Bahraini award-winning journalist turned film-maker and actor Adnan Malik.

The 130-minute Hindi film with English and Arabic subtitles will be premiering exclusively at the Cinepolis, Atrium Mall and will be mostly invite-only. However, it will subsequently be released in theatres across Bahrain following the red-carpet event.

he comedy-horror, which is inspired by true events, made an online debut on India’s largest OTT platform on May 13 this year. “Independent films often fall under the radar, are bypassed or overlooked in favor of popular movie titles with a wellknown star cast so this is truly a historic moment for the movie and our kingdom,” said Malik, adding that he is also “extremely grateful” to the Ministry of Information for their support in censoring the movie and the Dubai-based digital content distributors Scrabble, Qubewire for delivering the content and Phars Film Co. for the go-ahead for censor screening.

“This is the first Bollywood movie shot in Bahrain so I had to somehow bring the movie here,” said Malik adding that he was overwhelmed with requests from family, friends, and many acquaintances from Bahrain and the region after they watched his gripping teaser online and the news broke about the film’s release in our newspaper.

The movie already has rave reviews and scores on popular, reliable, and authoritative movie content sites like IMBD and a 100 per cent score on the extremely popular Indian movies’ site Bollywood Hungama.

The movie cast includes Malik, Poonam Mohapatra, Vijayaa Shanker, Deepika Khanna, Shahrukh Buhariwala, Nicolaina D’Souza, and Pranav Verma. For details, follow @malikentmovies on Instagram. The curtain-raiser and trailers are available on MEM’s YouTube channel.


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