9 ELEVEN Gets a Record 8 Nominations at the 
 2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival

Manan Singh Katohora with 9-Eleven Cast Members @ DCSAFF 2012
Manan Singh Katohora (center) with 9-Eleven Cast Members @ DCSAFF 2012

Washington, DC, August 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was announced today that "9 ELEVEN" has been nominated for 8 WMIFF Awards. The categories are: Best Horror/Thriller Film : Narain K Mathur, Sadhna Mathur, Manan Singh Katohora; Best South East Asian Film (Feature) : Narain K Mathur, Sadhna Mathur, Manan Singh Katohora; Best Supporting Actor (Feature) : Tejash Natali; Best Supporting Actress (Feature) : Jyoti Singh; Best Supporting Actor (Feature) : Sonny Chatrath; Best Screenplay (Feature) : Manan Singh Katohora; Best Director (Feature) : Manan Singh Katohora; Best Director in SouthEast Asian Film : Manan Singh Katohora; The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 25' 2012 - http://www.wmiff.net/2012-nominees

Watch Manan Singh Katohora's 9 Eleven Bollywood Thriller film premiere / Q&A in Washington DC

Founded by June Daguiso, WMIFF is an IMDB qualifying international film festival held annually in Washington D.C the third week of August. WMIFF is proud to showcase and recognize all global independent artists. The festival lasts seven days emphasizing on diverse talents. WMIFF is established to celebrate and provide a platform of achievements for international cinema artists. Dedicated to building a global film community and supporting emerging filmmakers, WMIFF offers all selected artists exceptional exposure with an inclusive vibe that has won over alumni, attendees, and industry alike. WMIFF festivities are open to all, featuring some of the most talentent artist in both film and music. The festival attracts celebrities, media journalists, civic and community leaders, film crews and film enthusiast from around the globe as well as the DC metropolitan area which include Virginia and Maryland - http://www.wmiff.net

SILICON INDIA listed '9 Eleven' as one of the 10 Outstanding Movies by Indian American Film Makers - http://www.siliconindia.com/news/usindians/10-Outstanding-Movies-by-Indian-American-Film-Makers--nid-119593-cid-49.html

The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) announced '9 ELEVEN' as the  winner of 'Best Feature Film' Award at its 2012 Ceremony. This is the first Bollywood Film to win this prestigious Award. '9 ELEVEN' -  Written/Directed by Manan Singh Katohora ; Produced by  ADF (Narain Kumar Kathur and Sadhna Mathur) in association with JMD Creations (Manan Singh Katohora); CAST consists of - Devasish Ray, Tejash Natali,  Nikkitasha Marwaha, Jyoti Singh, Vicki Yung, Homi Irani, Vick Krishna, Paul Singh, Chinmay Dhamne, Priya Mathur, Roni Mazumdar, Samir Stewart, Sonny Chatrath, Rashmi Pradhan, Salsabil Malik,  Aisha Rasul,  Manvi Puri, Tanuj Mathur, Sumeet Verma, Gopi  Jagannathan; And in SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES -  Mandira Mehra,   Nilima Mehra, Nitin Verma, Ripneet Brar, Shalabh Agrawal, Sonny Suri, and Bollywood Actress Kashmera Shah.

Manan Singh Katohora is the Winner of 2012 Rising Star Award for his feature film '9 Eleven'. The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada.  Held  each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of World Cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world.

Written and Directed by Manan Singh Katohora, '9 ELEVEN' portrays the life of 11 people who belong to different walks of life. Though each  individual has achieved a measure of success in their individual lives,  their darkest secrets come out in the open when all of them are given some time for introspection, when they meet each other in a bizarre twist of events. They realize that their lives are inter-woven and this literally shakes up their... peaceful lives. Terrorized to the core by an unknown entity in an unfamiliar place, each individual is petrified and is hesitant to talk or take each other into confidence for one simple reason... The Fear of the Unknown!

The film '9-Eleven' is a fast paced thriller with undertones of terrorism. Terrorism need not be political, "ideologically" generated or  xenophobic. Terrorism can also be a great motivator for conflict resolution or revenge. The question is how does one survive collectively  in meeting this growing phenomenon.......head on?

Kashmera Shah features in an item number composed by 'Dilwaale Dulhania Le Jaayenge' fame Music Director Jatin Pandit.

  • Producer: Amar Durga Films, in Association with JMD Creations
  • Executive Producer: Paula Hart
  • Producers: Narain Kumar Mathur & Sadhna Mathur
  • Co Producers: Dr. Krishan Mathur, Kiren Mathur & Manan Singh Katohora
  • Writer & Director: Manan Singh Katohora
  • Music Composer: Jatin Pandit
  • Lyricist: Sanjay Chel
  • Editor: Aftab Asghar
  • Art Director / Sets Designer: Roman Gabriel
  • Cinematographer: Jigme Tenzing
  • Sound Recordist: Joshua Hilson
  • Costume Designer: Navneeta Khemka
  • Head of Makeup: Salsabil Malik
  • Unit Production Manager: Venu Nakshathram
  • Chief Assistant Director/ Line Producer: Roli Chaturvedi
  • Gaffer: Gautam Kadian
  • Grip: Rob Thompson
  • Costume Designer (Item Song): Shalini Benjamin
  • 2nd Unit Line Producer: Rajiv Anand
  • Production Controller: Anirudh Singh
  • Choreographer: Amaan Shabana Khan
  • 2nd Unit Cinematographer: Rajesh Rathore
  • 2nd Unit Art Director: Roomi Khan & Ganesh Nishad
  • 1st Assistant Director: Vick Krishna
  • 2nd Assistant Director: Sri Saripalli
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman: Ravi Shankar
  • 2nd Assistant Cameraman: Violetta D'Agata
  • Boom Operator: Jack Martin
  • Production Assistants: Soumya Menon, Jason Dunmore, Lonnie Tait Varsha
  • Production Interns: Ripneet Brar, Avneet Chawla, Madhu Vaidya, Arti Singh
  • Assistant Art Director: John Dorsey
  • D.I.T.: Damon Meledones, John Vallon
  • Legal Service: Sharma Law Group, Mr. Onkar N. Sharma, Esq.
  • Publicity: Rajiv Anand, Page 3 Entertainment & JMD Creations PR Division
  • Special  Thanks: Bhupinder Singh Katohora, Harvinder Katohora, Isha Katohora, Aaman Katohora, Sumeet Mann,  Tirlok Malik, Gurmeet Sodhi, Dr Renuka Misra, Dr. Suresh Khetan, Gauri Singh, Dr. Suresh K. Gupta, Paul Patel, Stayce & Boyce – Screenscope Studios, Neena Bhaskar, Dr. Sambhu N Banik, Davinder Singh Marwaha, Nilima Mehra, Frank Islam, Kainaz Pandit, Walton E Dawson,  and Devasish Ray.

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