New Delhi: (IANS) Cross-cultural comedy `The Infidel`, about a British Muslim caught in an identity crisis, is set to get a desi twist. India-based marketing company Trigno Media has acquired the rights for a Hindi remake of the film.
The 2010 film featured Omid Djalili as a Muslim family man who discovers he is adopted and Jewish. It also had actors Richard Schiff, Archie Panjabi and Matt Lucas in the cast. The Hindi version will focus on India`s two main religions – Hinduism and Islam. “People are terrified about race and religious issues, especially issues surrounding Muslims and Hindus, and when people are terrified, what they really should do is laugh,” Sajjad Chunawala, director, Trigno Media, said in a press statement.
“`The Infidel` is a hilarious story of a man caught between his religion and his conscience and is a story that has immense relevance to India and is a fantastic and important film that is waiting to be made,” he added. “The Infidel” has released in over 22 territories globally. The film`s original producers Uzma Hasan, Arvind David and writer-producer David Baddiel will executive produce the Hindi project.
“It`s been incredible to watch `The Infidel` resonate with audiences across the globe; I`m excited to see it reinterpreted in one of world`s most richly diverse nations,” said Hasan. The Hindi remake of `The Infidel` will be the first production by Trigno Media, co-founded in 2011 by Chunawala and Shariq Patel. It is aimed at marketing independent films.