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Yoodlee Films Smoothly Pulled Off Shoot Of Collar Bomb In Pandemic

The films arm of Saregama India which has been in news for constantly releasing films, recently Yoodlee films smoothly pulled off Collar Bomb shoot in pandemic.

This is indeed an exciting news for netizens and audiences who have missed watching movies since Yoodlee Films smoothly pulled off shoot of Collar Bomb in pandemic.

Its an amazing news update of the day here that Yoodlee Films smoothly pulled off shoot of Collar Bomb in pandemic.

Yoodlee Films has been in the news for simultaneously shooting their two feature films, Comedy Couple and Zombivli during the pandemic and also adding another movie in this list of complex shoots, Yoodlee Films smoothly pulled off shoot of Collar Bomb in pandemic.

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Yoodlee Films has been in the news for simultaneously shooting their two feature films, Comedy Couple and Zombivli during the pandemic. Collar Bomb is their much awaited thriller which also pulled off a logistically complex outdoor shoot in multiple locations during this time. The film premiered on 9th July 2021, exclusively for subscribers of Disney Hotstar VIP and Disney Hotstar Premium. It stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Asha Negi, Rajshri Deshpande, Sparsh Shrivastav among others.

The story revolves around  a ticking time-bomb in a quaint town and the personal history of police officer Manoj Hesi played by Jimmy Sheirgill. The film was shot across different locations in Nainital, Chail and Shimla and included crowd scenes, extensive interaction between cast members and action sequences.

Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice-President, Films and Events, Saregama, says, “We did a lot of groundwork  to ensure everyone’s safety. We employed trained ‘COVID officers’ on the sets to monitor safety protocols with the help of masks, PPE kits, temprature checks, daily screenings, face shields, and sanitisation tunnels”.

About the logistical complications of location hunting during a pandemic, he says, “Scouting for locations and obtaining permissions to shoot was an uphill task because of strict travel restrictions,. Since the film is set in a school, it was tough to find one that fitted the script specifications. And even harder to convince school authorities to allow us to shoot.  We ended up sending them a blueprint of all the safety protocols we were planning to implement. We also promised the presence of a skeletal crew. And still, it wasn’t easy to convince parents to let us shoot with their kids for obvious reasons”.

The crowd scenes were daunting too because local casting was tough to pull off with residents unwilling to step out of their homes and on this Jimmy Sheirgill shares, “We shot the film after the first lockdown and just when things were beginning to open up, but we didn’t let our guard down. We stayed in a safety bubble and followed all the strict protocols including regular screening and testing. This helped us pull through the film despite multiple scenes that required us to be in close proximity with each other.  In normal circumstances, the film would have been completed in 35-45 days but due to the restrictions, it took over 60-65 days. Thankfully, Yoodlee was prepared for this eventuality. This is a complex story that follows a man trying to win a race against time to catch an evil mastermind and protect innocent lives and every scene had multiple variables. I am glad we were able to finish the film safely and on time”.

The film explores director Dnyanesh Zoting’s favourite neo-noir genre through a study of human impulses and motivations around a crime and on this Dnyanesh adds, “The film needed certain backdrops, be the forests, a school, or the particularities of a hill town to indicate  the perfect mix of action and mystery. Thankfully, everything fell into place. I am also excited that Jimmy Shergill is returning to cop’s avatar after many years with Collar Bomb.  It was wonderful to shoot the film with him regardless of the challenges we faced”.

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