Fortissimo Films to distribute Anurag Kashyap’s Michael internationally

MUMBAI: Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Anurag Kashyap Films have entered into a strategic distribution relationship for their film titled Michael with Fortissimo Films.

Michael, presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ youth and urban films division – Tipping Point Films, is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and stars Naseeruddin Shah & Mahie Gill.
Michael had its world premiere in Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Contemporary World Cinema section.
“We have received fantastic response for the film. ‘Michael’ is a shining example of the high-quality focus that Viacom18 and Tipping Point Films want in all their films. It is our constant endeavour to present engaging and stimulating content to the ever-evolving Indian and global audiences. We are also extremely happy with our association with Fortissimo Films which will release ‘Michael’ in international markets and give film-lovers across the globe a chance to see this wonderful piece of work from India,” says Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Vikram Malhotra.
Michael, is a psychological thriller set in the rainy and bustling backdrop of India’s city of joy, Kolkata.
Kashyap said, “I have always believed in making movies which I have faith in. It’s been quite a long journey for me to make films that I believe in and see the release that they truly deserve The response to Michael is testimony to the talent of Ribhu and his team and the strong support that Viacom18 Motion Pictures has been extending to our films.”
Fortissimo Films chairman Michael J Werner said, "We’re delighted to be working alongside Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Anurag Kashyap. They have an exciting vision of new Indian cinema which we hope to bring to audiences throughout the globe."

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