Movie Preview: Staying Alive (2012)

Shemaroo Entertainment presents STAYING ALIVE, an upcoming drama, slated to release on 3rd February 2012 all over India. Staying Alive is a highly acclaimed film on the experiences of two completely different people. On one side there is Aditya Roy played by Anant Mahadevan the Assistant Editor of a magazine who suffers from a heart attack for the third time and on the other side there is an underworld don – Shaukat Ali – Saurabh Shukla who has suffered his first heart attack. The meaning of death is seen from two different perspectives.

Directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Produced by Pulakesh Bhowmik, the film stars Anant Mahadevan, Chandan Sanyal, Khan Jahangir Khan, Navni Parihar, Ranjana Sasa, Sanjay Swaraj and Saurabh Shukla.

The music is given by Sanjay Chowdhary.


STAYING ALIVE is based on a true story of a journalist Aditya (Anant Mahadevan) whose third heart attack sends him to the intensive cardiac care in a hospital. On the neighboring bed is an underworld kingpin, Shaukat Ali (Saurabh Shukla) whose love for kebabs has led him to his first heart attack.

The “seasoned” Aditya scoffs at death whereas newcomer to-heart-ailments Shaukat is petrified. The two unlikely hospital inmates strike a love-hate relationship with Aditya relaying a few truths about life to Shaukat. Shaukat appreciates the joy of staying alive even in a life deprived of kebabs.

All along, the two wives are drawn together by the life threatening state of their respective spouses. On being discharged, Shaukat has a change of heart. He reforms, seeking a decent life.

The climax of the film deals with life as it unfolds for a man from the wrong side of the law trying to set things right…will he or won’t he succeed? This black comedy is all about being grateful at the joy of just ‘Staying Alive’.

Since that night he goes missing. The authorities & the police feel he has escaped to evade arrest as the Indian government & the law holds Ravi & his company Larsen & Jason solely responsible for the disaster. All efforts to trace him become fruitless.

After three months his distraught wife Anjali follows him to Saurabhpur. From the moment she lands in India to eventually finding her husband, in the process rediscovering their love for each other forms the major part of the sensational & thrilling narrative.

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