‘Peddlers’ Gets Ticket To Toronto Film Fest

After the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, debut director Vasan Bala`s ‘Peddlers’ is now set for screening at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month. He is elated. “It`s great that the film has been selected at Toronto after Cannes. Since the French press sighted a very American independent influence on the film, I am quite curious how it will be received here,” Bala said in a press statement.

‘Peddlers’ is a thriller about two parallel love stories – one about a cop and his married neighbour and the other of a girl on a mission and an aimless guy. Co-produced by Eros International, Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap, the movie is scheduled to be screened as part of the City to City section with an aim to bring global cities to Toronto audiences, and the focus will be on Mumbai this year.

“TIFF is among world`s top movie events, and is a gateway for international films into the north American region. Eros International saw the potential in the film the moment they saw it and decided to back it up,” Monga said in a press statement. The film features actors like Gulshan Devaiah, Siddharth Menon, Kriti Malhotra and Nimrat Kaur. TIFF will be held Sep 6-16 this year.

IANS

 

Indian Movies To Create History At Cannes

65th Cannes Festival

This year 2012 is the best year for Indian cinema as four films will be participating lected at the 65th Cannes Film Festival organized in south France. This is for the first time ever four Indian films will be participating in different competitive categories.

First film is ‘Miss Lovely’ a movie directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. This movie is set in 1986 Mumbai which portrays the story of two brothers who make underground films (with titles such as Lady James Bond) for a small-town picture house.

Second movie to participate in Critics` Week at the Cannes is a Hindi movie named ‘Peddlers’. Directed by Vasan Bala this movie is about three characters who meet in Mumbai.

Third is renowned film maker Anurag Kashyap’s two part series named  ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ which is story of coal mafia spread in Dhanbad region of undivided Bihar.

And the fourth Indian movie participating at the Cannes this year is a classic movie ‘Kalpana’ which was made in 1948 by Uday Shankar. This Indian film is being restored by Hollywood’s living legend Martin Scorsese.

 

 

 

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