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The Great Indian Story Hunt

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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April 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm 8 comments


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