PeepingMoon Exclusive: Angrezi Medium director Homi Adajania to direct Club You To Death adaptation for Maddock Films!
Filmmaker Homi Adajania, who’s known for making light-hearted dramas like Cocktail, Finding Fanny, and Angrezi Medium, is next directing a web series for Maddock Films. Radhika Madan and Dimple Kapadia play the lead roles in this Disney+Hotstar series, titled Saas, Bahu Aur Cocaine. The show has already been finished and is currently in post-production, eyeing an early 2023 premiere. Homi is expected to finish working on this show by December, and soon after submitting it to the streamer, he will turn his attention to his next feature film.
Peepingmoon.com has exclusively learned that Homi Adajania will next direct a book adaptation for Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films. The director has been assigned to adapt Anuja Chauhan’s bestselling book, Club You To Death, for the big screen. "The novel is a thrilling crime drama with an air of romance and comedy. Dinesh Vijan wants to turn this book into a star-studded murder mystery franchise along the lines of the Hollywood thriller, Knives Out. The film is currently in the writing stage and will feature an ensemble cast. Homi will begin preparing for it once he is done with his web series. The casting is also expected to begin only around January," a source close to the development told us.
The Club You To Death adaptation continues Homi’s association with Maddock Films and marks his fifth collaboration with the banner since his debut film, Being Cyrus (2005). The project also marks the company’s third book adaptation after the Italian writer Massimo Carlotto’s Death’s Dark Abyss, which Sriram Raghavan adapted into Badlapur (2015); and US-based writer Parinda Joshi’s Made In China, which was adapted as a comedy film with Rajkummar Rao playing a Gujarati businessman. For Anuja Chauhan, it’s her third book to get a screen adaptation. Her romantic dramas, The Zoya Factor and Those Pricey Thakur Girls, have already been made into a film and a web series, respectively, while the adaptation rights for her other books, such as Battle For Bittora and Baaz, have also been sold.
Club You To Death is an entertaining, funny, and deliciously twisted story that traces the murder of a personal trainer at the posh Delhi Turf Club (DTC), which at first is thought to be a freak accident, but soon becomes clear that one of the members of the DTC is a cold-blooded murderer. "As the capital bristles with speculation and conspiracy theories, Crime Branch veteran ACP Bhavani Singh is appointed to investigate the case. Together with his able deputies—ex-lovers Akash 'Kashi' Dogra and Bambi Todi—ACP Bhavani sets out to solve a crime that seems simple enough at the surface, but turns out to have roots as deep and spreading as those of New Delhi's famous neem trees," reads the book's synopsis.