Uunchai (transl. Altitude) is an enthralling adventure drama film in the Indian Hindi language, released in 2022. The film is helmed by the talented director Sooraj Barjatya and features a screenplay by Abhishek Dixit, based on an original story by Sunil Gandhi. It is a joint production venture by Rajshri Productions, Boundless Media, and Mahaveer Jain Films.
Uunchai Hindi Movie 2022 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Uunchai was announced in October 2021. The principal photography commenced in October 2021 itself and ended in April 2022, followed by post-production works. The film’s music is composed by Amit Trivedi.
Amit, Om, and Javed, three lifelong friends, embark on a remarkable adventure to the Everest Base Camp with a heartfelt purpose—to fulfill the final wish of their dear departed friend, Bhupen. On their journey, they are unexpectedly accompanied by Mala, who happens to be Bhupen’s long-lost love. As they traverse the challenging terrain of the Everest region, their trek becomes much more than a physical challenge—it becomes a deeply personal, emotional, and spiritual odyssey.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Amitabh Bachchan||Amit Srivastava|
|Anupam Kher||Om Sharma|
|Boman Irani||Javed Siddiqui|
|Neena Gupta||Shabina Siddiqui|
|Parineeti Chopra||Shraddha Gupta|
|Nafisa Ali||Abhilasha Srivastava|
|Sheen Dass||Heeba Siddiqui|
|Abhishek Singh Pathania||Valli|
|Pranav Sachdev||Siddharth Sharma, Om’s son|
|Raju Kher||Gagan “Guddu” Sharma, Om’s brother|
The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, and Boman Irani in lead roles.
Abhishek Singh Pathania
In a much-awaited announcement made in October 2021, renowned director Sooraj Barjatya revealed his comeback to the director’s chair with the highly anticipated film, Uunchai. This marked his return to filmmaking since the successful venture of “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” in 2015. Known for his family-oriented dramas, Sooraj Barjatya once again brings his signature touch to Uunchai, crafting a heartfelt tale centered around the enduring friendship of senior citizens.
In September 2021, it was revealed that Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, and Danny Denzongpa had been cast as the main characters, portraying four friends alongside Neena Gupta. Making her return to the big screen since Baar Baar Dekho (2016), Sarika joined the film’s cast. Later, in October 2021, Parineeti Chopra was chosen to play the role of a tourist guide.
Production commenced in October 2021, featuring Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher, and Boman Irani. Amitabh Bachchan later joined the ensemble in December 2021. Filming took place at multiple picturesque locations in Nepal, including Lukla and Kathmandu.
The songs are composed by Amit Trivedi. The lyrics are written by Irshad Kamil. The film score is composed by George Joseph.
The first-look posters of the talented cast were unveiled by their industry peers. Dharmendra released Amitabh Bachchan’s poster, Anil Kapoor revealed Anupam Kher’s, Rajkumar Hirani presented Boman Irani’s, Kirron Kher shared Sarika’s, Gajraj Rao unveiled Neena Gupta’s, and Arjun Kapoor showcased Parineeti Chopra’s poster.
The digital distribution rights of the film were acquired by ZEE5. The film started streaming digitally on ZEE5 on 6 January 2023.
Uunchai is the 60th film under Rajshri Productions. It was theatrically released on 11 November 2022. All India distribution by Anand Motion Pictures and PVR Pictures and International distribution by Yash Raj Films through White Hill Studios.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹48.99 crore|
|Budget||est. ₹20 crore|
|Cinematography||Manoj Kumar Khatoi|
|Directed by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Edited by||Shweta Venkat Mathew|
|Music by||Score: George Joseph
Songs: Amit Trivedi
|Produced by||Kamal Kumar Barjatya
Late Rajkumar Barjatya
Natasha Malpani Oswal
Ajit Kumar Barjatya
Mahaveer Jain Films
|Release date||11 November 2022|
|Running time||170 minutes|
|Story by||Sunil Gandhi|
|Written by||Abhishek Dixit|
Uunchai faced tough competition from Rocket Gang, which premiered on the same day but managed to come out as the winner. The film had a successful opening, earning Rs 1.81 crore at the domestic box office. It experienced a 50% growth on the second day, collecting Rs 3.64 crore. On the third day, it further surged and amassed Rs 5.05 crore.
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