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San Twa Pena Mwa

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San Twa Pena Mwa (English: Without You, I am Nothing) is a Mauritian feature movie written and directed by Hitesh Appadu. The movie was produced by Himster Productions[1] and supported by the Mauritius Film Development Corporation[2]. San Twa Pena Mwa is a Romantic Drama which depicts how the lives of four individuals will be affected due to their personal issues.

The film stars Narvada Bhurosah, Hitesh Appadu, Naglaa Boodhun and Yannick Puri as the lead actors and in secondary roles are Deevya, Dilasha Toory and Elodie Jessy Lebon.

The movie production started in December 2017 and ended in March 2019. At first, the movie was set to be made into a short-film of 20 minutes for the 7 Days Challenge competition organised by the Mauritius Film Development Corporation[2] in 2017. Having missed the deadline for submission, the director, Hitesh Appadu, decided to give a greater touch to this project, which is, to make it a full-length feature movie.

San Twa Pena Mwa is the first Mauritian film to have produced four original songs. The music was composed by Viacheslav Music and lyrics were penned by Hitesh Appadu.

After facing several issues during production, in September 2018, the director released the first Teaser of the movie and decided to release the movie in December 2018. However, due to further inconveniences, it was decided that movie production will be improved and some scenes are to be reshot. Finally, the release date is due on the 13th of April 2019. On the 30th of March 2019, with the support of the Mauritius Film Development Corporation[2] and MCiné[3], the official launching of the trailer and songs will be performed in the presence of honorable guests.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The Plot will be revealed later.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main[edit | edit source]

  • Narvada Bhurosah as Anna Lee Ramiah, Lead Protagonist
  • Naglaa Boodhun as Ria, Lead Protagonist
  • Hitesh Appadu as Aaron de Speville, Lead Protagonist
  • Yannick Puri as Rohan, Lead Protagonist
  • Dilasha Toory as Nikki, Antagonist
  • Deevya as Rosy, Antagonist
  • Elodie Jessy Lebon as Jessie

Secondary[edit | edit source]

  • Reena as Sabrina de Speville, Aaron's Mother
  • Kaviraj Bhunjun as Jonathan de Speville, Aaron's Father
  • Cynthia Lebon as Janita, Ria's Mother
  • Priyanka Nundowah as Cindy, Nikki's Best Friend
  • Zayn Peerally as Markian
  • Kevin Lee as Company's Director
  • Axel Raffaut as Mikaël

Special Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Johnny Dracunova

Special Features[edit | edit source]

  • Adish Balkisson
  • Rouqayyah Kurrimbaccus
  • Saamiyah Nuzhah
  • Ridisha

Production[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Hitesh had created a short-film entitled BULLIED[4] which won three awards at the first edition of the Intercollege Film Competition organised by the Mauritius Film Development Corporation. Following its success, the director decided to move on to greater projects. This movie project was written and filmed before the title was decided. The title "San Twa Pena Mwa" was given to the project in August 2018.

A shot from the movie featuring Aaron (Hitesh Appadu) and Anna (Narvada Bhurosah)

As mentioned, San Twa Pena Mwa was initially a short-film project under the title "Sauve Moi" and had a different plot. In December 2017, during the National Auditions organised by Himster Productions[1], the crew began shooting with the four leads. Due to persistent problems, the deadline for submission of the short-film was crossed and the production stopped. In January 2018, Hitesh decided that he would give this project another and turn it to a Feature Movie. It was decided that much work needed to be done to the storyline and was thus, changed; new characters, scenes and twists were added. He started writing the story with new changes and introducing new plots. Production was planned to resume in February 2018 but due to cyclonic conditions, it could not be done. After several writing process and preparations, production, eventually, resumed in May 2018 and was expected to end by August 2018 as the official launch of Trailer was planned for the 15th of September 2018. Again, due to time shortage and financial issues, the production lasted longer; with new plots added throughout the process. Production ended in March 2019, exactly one month before the release date of the movie.

Support[edit | edit source]

In April 2018, the director approached the Mauritius Film Development Corporation[2] for technical assistance where he was supported by the organisation's General Manager, Sachin Jootun. The latter also helped Hitesh in idea development, production and directing experience. Sachin guided Hitesh in some projects in order to inculcate his good knowledge into him.

In February 2019, Hitesh approached MCiné[3] in order to release the movie in theatres in April 2019.

Filming[edit | edit source]

Filming began in December 2017 and ended in March 2019. Sceneries of Mauritius were shot.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Original Soundtracks[edit | edit source]

San Twa Pena Mwa has its Original Soundtrack composed by Himster Productions[1] and Viacheslav Music. While others were developed from YouTube attribution-free music library.

List of Original Songs in San Twa Pena Mwa Movie
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length Release Date
01. Bang Bang Boom Boom Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav Nivesh Pargass, Sabinaa Duviviez, Johnny Dracunova 3:08 30th of March 2019
02. Paralize Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav Shekinah Marudamootoo 30th of March 2019
03. San Twa Pena Mwa - Title Song Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav Shekinah Marudamootoo 4:30 30th of March 2019
04. Rwayom Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav Ashis Ramphul[5] 3:26 30th of March 2019
05. San Twa Pena Mwa - Duet Version Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav Shekinah Marudamootoo, Hitesh Appadu 20th of April 2019
06. San Twa Pena Mwa - Movie Version Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav Shekinah Marudamootoo 25th of April 2019
07. Bang Bang Boom Boom (Remix) Hitesh Appadu Viacheslav, XXXX 30th of April 2019
Total Length

Featured Soundtracks[edit | edit source]

List of Featured Songs by other parties in San Twa Pena Mwa Movie
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length Release Date
01. Saviour Johnny Dracunova Helix Dynasty Johnny Dracunova 3:22

Music Video Production[edit | edit source]

San Twa Pena Mwa - Title Song[edit | edit source]

The first music video to be shot is San Twa Pena Mwa - Title Song. Filming was done on the 14th of August 2018 at 1414 Hall, Chamouny, Mauritius. The hall was offered by the owner as contribution to the production. The shooting included the main actors, secondary characters and some background artists. It was an important scene of the movie. Filming started at 18:00 on the 14th of August 2018 and ended around 04:00 on the 15th of August 2018. Other sponsors were Noorsheen MUA[6] and Mauritius Film Development Corporation.[2]

Bang Bang Boom Boom[edit | edit source]

Bang Bang Boom Boom was the first music to be created and yet, the last one to be shot. Filming occurred on the 10th of March 2019 at Queen's Night Club, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius. The club owner sponsored the production along with Noorsheen MUA.[6] and Mauritius Film Development Corporation[2]

Rwayom and Paralize[edit | edit source]

The music videos of Rwayom and Paralize include scenes from the movie. Exclusive shooting was not done.

Music Video Releases[edit | edit source]

Music Video Release on YouTube
No. Title Length Date of Release Views Ratings
01. Bang Bang Boom Boom (Official Music Video) 03:23 02nd of April 2019 TBA 7.1/10
02. Rwayom (Official Music Video) 03:42 02nd of April 2019 TBA 10/10
03. San Twa Pena Mwa - Title Song (Official Music Video) 04:49 02nd of April 2019 TBA 9.2/10
04. Paralize (Official Music Video) 03:39 02nd of April 2019 TBA 10/10

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mauritius, HIMSTER-Entertainment, Multimedia. "HIMSTER - Entertainment, Multimedia, Mauritius". HIMSTER - Entertainment, Multimedia, Mauritius. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Mauritius Film Development Corporation - Home". www.mauritiusfilm.mu. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "M Cine". www.mcine.mu. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  4. Himster Productions (2016-06-24), BULLIED (2016) - A Short Horror Film - Mauritius Intercollege Film Competition 2016, retrieved 2019-03-19
  5. "Ashis Ramphul". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Noorsheen beauty & makeup salon". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.

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