The coming of age film Zubaan, which stars Vicky Kaushal, will open the prestigious 20th Busan International Film Festival. Zubaan will be the second Indian film to open Busan International Film Festival, first being Bengali film The Wrestlers, which opened Busan’s fifth edition. Along with Vishal Kaushal, the film also stars Sarah Jane Dias in the lead role.
Zubaan marks Mozez Singh’s debut as a director in the industry. Mozez Singh co-produced film The Lunchbox with Guneet Monga, the film that received a lot of praises from all around the world, and now he has directed Zubaan. The director feels that it is an honour that his film is premiering at the prestigious film festival. “For me this film, is a passionate project and the fact that it has been selected for this momentous occasion makes me believe that we did something right, and I am eagerly looking forward to sharing what promises to be a terrific experience with my cast and producers,” Mozez Singh said.
This indeed is a very proud moment for Indian cinema. The festival will go on for ten days from October 1 to 10. Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be part of the five member jury for the New Currents competition in the Asian films section at Busan International Film Festival.
Apart from Zubaan, another film to have found its way to a prestigious festival is Ajay Devgn’s first international production Parched. The film is all set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September. Written by Leena Yadav and Supratik Sen, the film is directed by Leena Yadav and stars Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla and many more. The inspirational drama tells the story of four ordinary women in a rural Indian village and their journey as they start throwing off the traditions that hold them back in servitude.
Ajay Devgn will be flying to Toronto to attend the World Premiere screening of his film.