Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)

Manorama Six Feet Under is a 2007 Indian thriller film, it was directed and co-written by Navdeep Singh, it was produced by Ketan Maroo. The film features Abhay Deol, Raima Sen and Gul Panag in the lead roles among with Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sarika, and Vinay Pathak

The film released on 21 September 2007 and the film did not work well commercially but critics appreciated the film and especially excellent written dialogues.

Music was composed by Jayesh Gandhi and Raiomond Mirza, edited by Jabeen Merchand and distributors are Shemaroo Entertainment

The story says Satyaveer was a government engineer who writes detective novels in his spare time. One day, a lady called Manorama comes and requests Satyaveer to spy on her husband Minister P.P.Rathore for a sum of money. Satyaveer agrees. Later when Manorama dies Satyaveer realizes that Manorama was not the wife of the Minister Rathore. His be-friends Manorama’s friend Sheetal. Afterwards Satyaveer realizes that there are further mysteries behind the whole episode. The racket of land grabbing, corruption, immoralities etc.

Director Navdeep Singh not only wanted a good script, but also great actors to work with. The selection of Raima Sen was because of her versatility and suitability for most roles. The choice of Gul Panag was based on her performance in the critically acclaimed Dor (2006). The character of Manorama went to Sarika because she was convinced of the role.

Coming to the performances, Abhay Deol as Satyaveer has justified the role of a rural detective with great underplay, Gul Panag has a simple role but she does her part very well. Raima Sen shows tremendous versatility. Kulbushan Kharbanda and Vinay Pathak are very good and Sarika looks stunning in her role.

Most of the movie was shot in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan during the winter season, the ensuing fog and rain also gave them trouble during the shoot.