Sajid Aliís debut film will star newcomers
Director Imtiaz Ali's brother Sajid Ali is set to make his directorial debut with the tentatively titled film Banana. To be produced under John Abraham's production company John Abraham Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the film, which will star newcomers, will go on the floors in mid -September. It will be shot entirely in Jamshedpur.
Set in a school campus in a small town, the story charts the experiences of a boy who has completed his matriculation and has entered junior college. "It has all the elements of a young boy and is a coming-of-age film. In small towns, we have the 10+2 system and my story narrates the experience that the boy undergoes in these two years," says Ali. The script, which has been co-written by Ali and his school friend Saurabh, will also reflect a few moments that the two friends experienced together while in school.
Referring to the title Banana, Ali explains, "The name has a relevance to my story and alludes to the shape of the fruit which implies that our life graph does not always move in a straight direction. There are curves to it, but ultimately in the end the journey ends where it is destined."