The Great Indian Story Hunt

April 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm 8 comments

Pen Uthao Bollywood Hilao, the latest one in the league of filmmaking opportunities in Bollywood is from Mirchi Movies, a Times Group company. They promise to find the best of stories coming out of India and give them a handsome price too. The rule is:

“The submitted stories should be 1000 words (3 pages) to 3000 words (10 pages) long. All stories should be typed in a font size of at least 12 and should have a beginning, middle and an end. (The main characters should be briefly defined during the course of the story.) The story, along with the duly filled registration form should be submitted to the Mirchi Movies office in Mumbai.”

Now these guys have really got it right in the first attempt. They aren’t just looking for scripts in English and Hindi, but also from other regional languages too, like Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Last date for the entry is May 12th, 2008 and you can download the forms here.

What sort of genres are they looking at?

“Could be any story, don’t worry. Love story, crime story, children’s story, political story, musical, courtroom drama. Art house, Masala or somewhere in between. Anything’s fine as long as the story’s good, and can be made into a great film…”

And the prizes are?

“Based on your talent, the three best stories will be awarded 10 lakhs, 5 lakhs and 3 lakhs rupees respectively, while the next 25 best stories will be given 5000/- rupees each, as consolation prizes. A select number of top stories would be developed into feature films, with the writer getting due credits in the respective film.”

So as they say, its time to pick that pen up and scribble down the story you always wanted.

Wishing you luck.

UPDATE: The deadline for the entry has been increased to May 31st, 2008. So sharpen those stories before you submit.

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  • 1. The Great Indian Story Hunt — Guerilla Cinema  |  April 30, 2008 at 9:13 pm

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  • 2. somebody  |  May 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    this guys are just making money from your ideas
    25 other winners who get 5000 will not get that money whole as TDS will be cut and your ideas will be wasted

    Reply
  • 3. hemanthkumar  |  May 11, 2008 at 7:54 am

    i want more informetion about this add

    Reply
  • 4. Shayda  |  July 2, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I submitted my story in this contest so I want to know about the results. who is the winner of this contest. Pls tell me.

    Reply
  • 5. Mohammed Ali  |  July 2, 2008 at 8:59 am

    For information about the contest, please check the website http://www.mirchimovies.com

    Reply
  • 6. shyam singh  |  August 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    i submitted my story on 27th may 2008. how i will know, who is the winner and what is the last date of announcement for winners?

    Reply
  • 7. mirchisuzz  |  September 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

    This competition is scam!
    they are delaying the results
    they may register your ideas to their own liking
    hope all ppl have copyrights
    michi movies is sham, scam

    Reply
  • 8. RAJEN VERMA  |  September 13, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Anxious about the result of the Mirchi Movies Story Hunt contest ”PEN UTHOW BOLLIWOOD HILAO” It was Supposed to be Puplished by 30th August 2008.

    I Submitted my Story in the contest so I want to Know about the results. Who is the Winner of this Contest. Pls tell me.

    Thankyou

    Your faithfully

    Rajan Verma .

    Reply

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