Mohit Suri

Mohit Suri is an Indian film director, most known for his films, Awarapan (2007). He has directed 2 quasi-sequels Murder 2 (2011), Aashiqui 2 (2013) Ek Villain (2014) and Half Girlfriend (2017), all of which proved to be commercial successes.

Mohit Suri
Born
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director
Producer
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Udita Goswami (m. 2013)
Children2

Early life

Suri was born and brought up in Mumbai. His father worked for Dunlop in Chennai and his mother was an air hostess. He has one sister, former actress Smiley Suri.

Career

Before venturing into film direction, Mohit worked as an office assistant for T-Series, and as an assistant director to Vikram Bhatt[1]

He started his career as an assistant director, and made his debut as a director with the 2005 film Zeher which was a moderate success. He followed it up with Kalyug, which was both a critical and commercial success. His third film Woh Lamhe (2006) did well and received critical acclaim.

His next film Awarapan (2007) was both a critical and commercial success. It was a copy of the Korean film 'A Bittersweet Life' from 2005.[2] In an interview given to Radio Sargam, Mohit said, "I am very critical about my own work. I would never ever go out and say that I have made a masterpiece. I just give my best and hope that it's good enough."[3] His preceding film Crook, an action thriller based on the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia was released in 2010. Murder 2, which turned out to be a Blockbuster, a sequel to the 2004 film Murder was released on 8 July 2011.

In 2013, he directed Aashiqui 2 which was a blockbuster. In 2014, he directed Ek Villain which ran successfully and went past the 1 billion mark at box office.

In 2015, he directed his next movie, Hamari Adhuri Kahani. He worked with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the movie Half Girlfriend as a director which is based on a famous novel by Chetan Bhagat. The film was a commercial success. He debuted on small screen from Nach Baliye 8 as one of the judges of the show. [4] He formed EMI Records India, one of the best musical platforms in India, which has produced singers like Yash Narvekar, Anushka Shahaney etc.

Frequent Collaborations

Most of his films are produced by Vishesh Films and star Emraan Hashmi and Shraddha Kapoor. All his films have background score composed by Raju Singh and most of his music comes from Mithoon.

Personal life

Mohit Suri married actress Udita Goswami in 2013. They have two children, a daughter and a son.[5]

Filmography

As Director

YearTitle uncredited remake
2005Zeher
2005Kalyug
2006Woh Lamhe
2007Awarapan A Bittersweet Life
2009Raaz: The Mystery Continues
2010Crook: It's Good To Be Bad
2011Murder 2 The Chaser (2008 film)
2013Aashiqui 2
2014Ek Villain I Saw the Devil
2015Hamari Adhuri Kahani
2017Half Girlfriend
2020Malang

As Story Writer

YearTitleDirector
2005Zeher
Y
2005Kalyug
Y
2009Raaz – The Mystery Continues
Y
2010Crook: It's Good To Be Bad
Y

As Assistant Director

YearTitleDirector
2001KasoorVikram Bhatt
2002Awara Paagal DeewanaVikram Bhatt
2003FootpathVikram Bhatt

References

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