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What’s in store with ‘Jalsa’ & ‘Tumhari Sulu’ director Suresh Triveni

Director of Jalsa, Suresh Triveni, outlines vision for Opening Image. Announces his upcoming directorial films and plans for his content studio

On its release in March 2022, the riveting drama thriller, ‘Jalsa’ caught global attention for its nuanced story, enthralling performances, and impeccable direction. The film, which was appreciated by critics and audiences alike, garnered multiple awards and accolades for its director, Suresh Triveni and lead actors – Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah as well as several recognitions in the technical categories.

Following the film’s success, in April 2022, Suresh Triveni announced the formation of creative studio and production house, ‘Opening Image’, in partnership with one of India’s premier producers, the Vikram Malhotra led Abundantia Entertainment, to create and produce films and series.

After his successful outings with Jalsa and the 2017 fan-favourite, Tumhari Sulu, Suresh Triveni is now ready to entertain and captivate audiences with his next two directorial ventures. While one film is an out-and-out action drama, the other one is a dramedy with an element of thrill that explores questions of identity in today’s world. While more details on both films are being kept under wraps, both are set to feature prominent A-list actors and roll in the next 12 months. Beyond Suresh’s directorial films, there is an exciting slate of content in development with young and fresh writers and creators, all set to be launched under Opening Image.

Director and Founder of Opening Image, Suresh Triveni, says, “The vision for ‘Opening Image’ is to create disruptive stories and provide a platform that encourages young talent to tell their stories. We want to build a community that provides an ecosystem for storytellers to flourish. On my individual front, I am excited to be back in the director’s chair and along with my team offer fresh stories to audiences across the world. The partnership with Abundantia Entertainment and Vikram is growing from strength to strength and we’re having a great time telling stories together where each one of us brings complimentary skills to the mix.”

Vikram Malhotra, Founder & CEO of Abundantia Entertainment adds, “Suresh and Opening Image are truly building a forward-looking, audience-focused creative community and ecosystem like no other. Its amazing to see the progress that Opening Image has made in such short time and heartening to see the platform that it is providing to upcoming writers and directors. On another note, I am super excited with the shape Suresh’s directorial films are taking. Unique and entertaining”!

The man behind the popular ‘Mauka-Mauka’ campaign that caught the nation’s imagination, Suresh Triveni is an Indian ad and feature film director. In 2017, he made his Bollywood feature film debut with the Vidya Balan – starrer Tumhari Sulu, a slice-of-life film, chronicling the life of an enthusiastic housewife who lands a lucrative job as a radio jockey. It was an instant hit and was also remade in Tamil. He also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed drama-thriller, Jalsa which released on Amazon Prime Video in March 2022.

Abundantia Entertainment’s 2023 line-up features films like the Hindi remake of the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Soorarai Pottru jointly produced with superstar Suriya’s 2D Entertainment, Anu Menon’s murder-mystery, Neeyat, with an ensemble cast led by Vidya Balan, Sukhee with Shilpa Shetty in the lead, remake of the critically acclaimed, Angamaly Diaries helmed by Madhumita and the sequel to the successful 2021 horror film, Chhorii.

Abundantia Entertainment has an exciting slate of films and shows in development which includes films with talented directors such as Jai Mehta (Scam: 1992) and Mayank Sharma (Breathe) as well as series like the ‘The End’ – marking the series debut of superstar Akshay Kumar, a multi-season crime drama based on the bestselling ‘Rita Ferreira’ books, remake of the Israeli hit YA series, ‘The Missing’ and ‘The Hood’ and the book adaptation of the
bestseller, ‘Flawed – the Nirav Modi saga’.

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