BIG Pictures showcases three new films at Montreal World Film Fest


MUMBAI: BIG Pictures will be showcasing three of its new films at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival.

Shyam Benegal, Shaji Karun and Rituparno Ghosh are the three critically acclaimed directors whose films are set to grace the silver screen at Montreal. The Montreal World Film Festival is currently underway.

Benegal’s Well Done Abba (Stolen Well) will be screened from 5 – 7 September, whereas Karun’s Kutty Srank (Sailor of Hearts) will be screened on 5 September. These movies have been selected for the ‘World Greats’ section in the Montreal World Film Festival. On the other hand, Rituparno Ghosh’s film, Abohamaan (The Eternal) will be screened from 5 – 7 September in the ‘Focus on World Cinema’ section at Montreal.

BIG Pictures COO Mahesh Ramanathan said, "It’s really an honour to have three of our films at Montreal. Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh and Shaji Karun are masters in their field. They’ve won critical acclaim and enjoy an international repute. We’re honoured to have these three Indian masters as part of our portfolio."

Well Done Abba, Benegal’s Dakkani film in the comic, ironic vein, stars Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba and Samir Dattani.

Kutty Shrank, Shaji Karun’s Malayalam film, brings out three distinct personalities of a dead boat-man from the perspective of three women each of whom claims to be his wife. The film stars Mamooty, Kamilini Mukherjee, Padmapriya and Meenakumari.

Abohomann, Rituparno Ghosh’s Bengali film, brings to the screen a sensational relationship between a film-director, a young actress and a wife who swears to ruin her husband’s life and career and a son who gets caught in the cross-fire in this extravagant drama. The film stars Dipankar De, Mamata Shankar, Ananya Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta and Ria Sen.