Mohit Suri, (born 1981) is an Indian film director, most known for his films, Kalyug (2005), Awarapan (2007) and Aashiqui 2 (2013). He has directed 3 quasi-sequels Raaz - The Mystery Continues (2009), Murder 2 (2011) and Aashiqui 2 (2013), not having directed the first instalments.
Early Life and Background
Suri was born and brought up in Mumbai. His mother was an air hostess, and his father worked for Dunlop in Chennai. Mohit's mother is the younger sister of noted film makers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Suri's cousins are Emraan Hashmi and Pooja Bhatt. Suri's sister Smiley Suri is an actress, and has appeared in films like Kalyug and Crook. Before venturing into film direction, Mohit worked as an office assistant for T-Series, and as an assistant director to Vikram Bhatt.
Mohit Suri got married to Udita Goswami on 29 January 2013.
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. Ironically, Mohit, in an interview given to Radio Sargam, 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." His preceding film Crook, 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, his directed "Ek Villain" is already running successfully and inching towards 1Â billion mark at box office.
As Assistant Director
As Story Writer
- ^ I have not yet lived my married life at all: Mohit Suri â" The Times of India
- ^ Mohit Suri, Udita Goswami marry in a private ceremony â" IBNLive
- ^ Mohit Suri talks about his sequel to Raaz Radio Sargam.
- Mohit Suri at the Internet Movie Database