Percept’s two films to be screened at Toronto Film Festival


Mumbai: Percept Picture Company’s two movies have been selected for screening at the Toronto Film Festival, which will be held from 4-13 September. While one movie has been officially selected for the competition, the other will have its world premiere at the festival.

The movies are Nandita Das directed Firaaq, which has been selected for the contemporary world cinema category. The movie is based on religious clashes in the state of Gujarat in 2002. Percept recently acquired the movie for distribution.

The second one being Priyadarshan directed Tamil film Kanjivaram, which is slated to have its world premiere in Toronto. Kanjivaram is Priyadarshan’s 75th movie as a director. The movie is set in 1930 during the Communist movement in India, and tells the story of the life of hundreds of handloom workers who depend on Kanchipuram for their livehood.

This movie will also be remade by Percept in Hindi language. It will be directed by Priyadarshan himself and co-produced by T-series.

Speaking exclusively to, Percept Limited joint managing director Shailendra Singh says, "It is a moment of joy that not one but two Indian movies will be screened at Toronto Film Festival this year and both movies are from Percept Picture Company."