Mumbai: Staying Alive has officially been selected for the Bollywood and Beyond festival to be held in Stuttgart, Germany. It has got a prime time screening on 20 July at 2.30pm.
Staying Alive has been making a presence in various esteemed festival circuits. The film has been earlier screened at Bite the Mango Festival, Bradford UK; at IFFK where it received a standing ovation and at the Kalaghoda Festival.
Director of Staying Alive Ananth Mahadevan shares his thought, "Presence in festivals gives your film a lot of exposure and it is a great joy to see your film amidst world cinema. The journey of Staying Alive to the Bollywood and Beyond Festival at Stuttgart, Germany will definitely pave the way for the film to reach out to International audiences."
Shemaroo managing director Raman Maroo adds, "The growing interest for Staying Alive – a Hindi film with an original offbeat subject – only goes to prove that our audiences have certainly matured and that concept films are here to stay. We are all now looking forward to the formal release of Staying Alive."
Staying Alive—starring Saurabh Shukla and the director himself—is based on the true story of a journalist and an underworld kingpin. Both of them share a room in the intensive cardiac care at a hospital owing to heart attack. While one scoffs at death because he is seasoned as it is his third attack, the other is totally petrified on suffering his first. The film is about being grateful at the joy of just staying alive.
This film is based on the true experience of the late Sujit Sen who has scripted films like Arth, Saaransh and Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke among others and is absolutely an original piece of art, with no reference points anywhere.