News|December 29, 2010 12:13 am

Manoj’s International Film Set Eyes on International Film Fest

Director Bedabrato Pain’s (also known as Bedo) action-drama, Chittagong, which is already delayed twice, is now set to travel at International Film Festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Venice next year. Manoj Bajpai and Barry John are playing lead characters in the film.

A former scientist at NASA, Bedo didn’t deny the development about the international interest in his film. He says,

“Things have been getting jinxed for a long time, so I don’t want to say anything till something aterializes. But there is some positive movement with regards to the film.”

However, now the movie is grasping lot of interest worldwide. A source says,

“International distribution companies have shown interest in the film, which could mean a bigger release and publicity for Chittagong.”

Bedo has already found support in filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Bhardwaj. Kashyap who has seen the film says,

“Manoj Bajpai has giving a fantastic performance. Everyone must go watch this film.”

Co produced by Shonali Bose (director of Amu), Chittagong credits read big names like Oscar winner Resul Pookutty (sound), Shankar Ehsaan Loy (music) and Prasoon Joshi (lyrics).

Set in the turbulent times of 1930s British India, this film is a true story of a 14-year-old boy, Jhunku Roy (played by debutant Vijay Varma) and his journey to find where he belongs.

“Roy had impulsively joined the freedom movement after he was called a traitor by his peers. He was forced to confront his self-doubts as his world turned upside down,”

“I chose to tell the tale of the kid who lived post Chittagong and participated in many more freedom struggles.”