Shoojit Sircar: News

Famous for his movies like ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Madras Cafe’, and ‘Piku’, Shoojit Sircar, is a director and producer working in Hindi and Bengali cinema. He started his career in 2005 and made his directorial debut with the film ‘Yahaan’. However, his second movie, ‘Shoebite’, was not released. After taking a break from the industry for a few years, Sircar returned in 2012 with the Bengali film ‘Aparajita Tumi’, which marked his debut as a producer in the industry. ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Madras Cafe’, and ‘Piku’ were his next three directorial, and all three movies were a hit at the box office. 'Madras Cafe’ also marked Sircar's debut as a producer in the Hindi film industry. In the following years, he produced and directed many Bollywood and Bengali movies. In 2016, the movie ‘Pink’ marked Sircar’s debut as a screenwriter in the Hindi cinema and it became a blockbuster hit on the big screen. ‘Vakeel Saab’ marked Shoojit’s debut as a writer in the Telugu film industry in 2021. Sircar has also won many Best Director and Best Film accolades for his works.

31 Mar 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Shoojit Sircar-Amitabh Bachchan's 'Shoebite' to release soon? What we know

Despite being completed over a decade ago in 2012, the much-anticipated film Shoebite, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and starring legend Amitabh Bachchan, remains unreleased, trapped in limbo.

21 Mar 2024

Abhishek Bachchan

Shoojit Sircar's next starring Abhishek Bachchan gets short teaser 

National Award-winning filmmaker Shoojit Sircar is one of the most sought-after directors in India and is known for his distinct and gripping storytelling. His films have layers and a strong social commentary too.

26 Aug 2023

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal deserved National Award for 'Sardar Udham': Shoojit Sircar

The prestigious 69th National Film Awards were announced in Delhi on Thursday, ushering in good news for Sardar Udham, Gangubai Kathiawadi, and RRR, which picked up multiple awards.

15 Sep 2021

Soumitra Chatterjee

Shoojit Sircar's 'Deep6' to premiere at 26th BIFF

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's production Deep6, featuring actors Tillotama Shome and Chandan Roy Sanyal, will have its world premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

24 Aug 2021

Deepika Padukone

'Piku' sequel: If it happens, what can be the story?

Shoojit Sircar's Piku leaves you with a smile, every single time.

26 Jun 2021

Irrfan Khan

Shoojit Sircar and Irrfan Khan's son to work together

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has collaborated with late actor Irrfan Khan's son Babil for a project, the makers announced on Saturday.

13 Jun 2020

Amitabh Bachchan

'Gulabo Sitabo' movie review: A rather bumbling affair

Gulabo Sitabo, streaming now on Prime Video, is a lot about the things that Shoojit Sircar's films have come to be known for: the simplicity and charm of daily life, for instance.

08 Jun 2020


Vicky Kaushal's 'Sardar Udham Singh' post-production set to resume

After more than two months of standstill, Bollywood is finally showing signs of revival.

22 May 2020

Amitabh Bachchan

'Gulabo Sitabo' trailer: Bachchan, Khurrana offer a wacky slice-of-life comedy

The first official trailer of Shoojit Sircar's highly-anticipated movie Gulabo Sitabo is here.

15 May 2020

Akshay Kumar

Theater owners angry over digital release of 'Gulabo Sitabo'

As theaters remain indefinitely shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, producers are eyeing newer ways to keep their projects afloat.

04 May 2020


Ayushmann Khurrana recalls his casting couch experience

Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood right now, with as many as seven back-to-back hits to boast of.

29 Apr 2020


RIP Irrfan Khan: Film personalities and politicians pay tribute

One of the finest actors that the Indian soil has ever produced and arguably the best in contemporary Bollywood, the maverick, the ever-humble and the fighter Irrfan Khan has left us.

23 Apr 2020


'It's damn scary', Vicky says he has experienced sleep paralysis

This week, Vicky Kaushal's latest movie Bhoot - Part One: The Haunted Ship dropped on Amazon Prime Video.

23 Dec 2019


Six of the best Bollywood sleeper hits of the decade

They came, they struggled, and then they conquered.

05 Dec 2019


It's very flattering: Ayushmann Khurrana talks about his namesake 'genre'

Ever since his debut in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar's quirky rom-com Vicky Donor, the amazingly talented Ayushmann Khurrana has delivered innumerable hits, that are both high on entertainment value and are socially relevant.

19 Mar 2019

Karan Johar

Here's the truth behind Vicky Kaushal-Harleen Sethi's breakup

When reports of Vicky Kaushal and Harleen Sethi's breakup first surfaced, it left their fans heartbroken.

12 Mar 2019


Here's why Sara refused to do Vicky's Udham Singh biopic

It's been a week since ace filmmaker Shoojit Sircar announced his project, a biopic on freedom fighter Udham Singh, with Bollywood's current blue-eyed boy Vicky Kaushal in the lead.

23 Feb 2019


Will definitely make a Bengali film one day: Shoojit Sircar

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who has directed several excellent movies like Piku, October, and Vicky Donor, said he is still learning to emulate the works of great Bengali directors and will definitely make a Bengali film one day.

23 Jun 2018

Shah Rukh Khan

This is how SRK came to ailing Irrfan Khan's rescue

The news of Irrfan Khan getting diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour had left the film industry and his fans reeling in shock.

30 May 2018


Irrfan Khan spotted enjoying Eng-Pak Test match at Lord's

Days after Shoojit Sircar shared that Irrfan Khan is responding well to treatment, an unverified picture of the actor watching cricket at the Lord's stadium in London is doing the rounds of the Internet.

26 May 2018


Irrfan Khan is responding well to treatment

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who directed Irrfan Khan in 'Piku', has shared a positive update on his health.

10 May 2018

Karan Johar

Excited to train for character after years: Varun on 'Kalank'

Varun Dhawan says getting into the training mode for his character in "Kalank" has excited him after years.

21 Apr 2018


How difficult is it to prove movie plagiarism in India?

Varun Dhawan and Shoojit Sircar's October, which released on April 13 to rave reviews, has been accused of being plagiarized from a 2017 Marathi film Aarti - The Unknown Love Story.

20 Apr 2018


Varun Dhawan's 'October' was plagiarized from my film: Marathi director

Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic drama 'October' has entered into trouble after Marathi Director Sarika Mene claimed the storyline and character of the movie was plagiarized from her 2017 Marathi film 'Aarti-The Unknown Love Story.'

20 Apr 2018


'October' box office collection: Check out its week one total

Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer 'October' has found acceptance from the audience and it reflects in the film's box office collection.

18 Apr 2018


Varun Dhawan is Bollywood's today and tomorrow. Here's why

There's something inherently Bollywood about Varun Dhawan. That he grew up in the shadow of one of the world's largest film industries is evident - in his understanding of the business, his love for the craft and his nuanced performances.

16 Apr 2018


Despite rave reviews, Varun's 'October' stays low at box office

'October' was never meant to set the box office on fire. The fate of such kind of films relies on word of mouth.

15 Apr 2018


Varun Dhawan's 'October' picks up well on Saturday

After a slow start on its opening day, Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer 'October' has shown an encouraging jump on Saturday.

10 Apr 2018

Varun Dhawan

Audience will find my performance novel in "October": Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan has mostly been part of massy entertainers except Sriram Raghavan's "Badlapur" but now with Shoojit Sircar's "October", the actor is hopeful that the audience will find his performance "novel".

01 Apr 2018

Alia Bhatt

'Aashiqui 3': Varun, Alia to star in the love saga

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are amongst the most loved on-screen couples of Bollywood.

29 Mar 2018


Varun Dhawan's 'October' to clash with idol Rock's 'Rampage'

It's no secret that Varun Dhawan is a huge fan of Dwayne Rock Johnson. He has admitted his love for the Hollywood star on several occasions.

27 Mar 2018


Working in a Shoojit Sircar film my biggest achievement: Varun

After delivering back to back superhits, 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' and 'Judwaa 2', in 2017, Varun Dhawan is all set for his first release of 2018, 'October'.

25 Mar 2018


'Shoebite': Amitabh Bachchan pleads with producers to release the film

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is disheartened by the fact that his film 'Shoebite' has not been able to release till yet.

24 Mar 2018

Justin Bieber

When Banita Sandhu realized that 'October' is a big deal

Banita Sandhu has certainly left the movie buffs asking for more with her silent but strong presence in the 'October' trailer.

12 Mar 2018


Shoojit Sircar shares a positive update on Irrfan Khan's health

In a major relief for all the Irrfan Khan fans, director Shoojit Sircar has revealed that the actor is now fine and will soon issue another statement.

03 Mar 2018


Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

25 Feb 2018


Varun Dhawan compromised 50 percent of his fees for 'October'

Varun Dhawan is arguably the biggest star among the younger crop of actors. With all his nine films making good moolah at the box office, the 30-year-old has not given a single flop in his career so far.

31 Aug 2017


Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.