Magazine article Screen International

Jar Pictures Climbs 'Mountain' with Arriaga

Magazine article Screen International

Jar Pictures Climbs 'Mountain' with Arriaga

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The Hindi-language drama, based on the true story of India's "Mountain Man" Dashrath Manjhi, was selected for the Mumbai Mantra/Sundance Screenwriters Lab in 2012.

Arriaga, who wrote Babel and produced Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar, was a mentor at the lab.

Jar's Alan McAlex and his partner Ajay G. Rai are also producing the next film from Liar's Dice director Geetu Mohandas, Malayalam-language Mulakoya, which will shoot next year in Lakshadweep Islands, Kerala and Mumbai. The project was selected for this year's Drishyam/Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Following its success with Avinash Arun's award-winning Killa, which opened in France last month, Jar is also producing Arun's next Marathi-language film, Boomerang.

The company will also produce the next project from Crossing Bridges director Sange Dorjee Thongdok, who makes films in the Shertukpen language of Arunachal Pradesh. …

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