Magazine article Screen International

Film Bazaar's Buzz Titles Include Cricketer Doc, Family Drama, Socially Relevant Horror

Magazine article Screen International

Film Bazaar's Buzz Titles Include Cricketer Doc, Family Drama, Socially Relevant Horror

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Buyers and festival programmers were buzzing about a number of titles at Film Bazaar 2016, including Kabir Mehta's Buddhagram, an inventive documentary with risqué scenes from the life of a flamboyant cricketer.

Another hot title, also in Film Bazaar Recommends, is Atanu Mukherjee's Unknown Faces (Rukh), a Hindi-language drama about an 18-year-old boy dealing with a family tragedy.

Three documentaries making waves with international visitors are Vrinda Samartha's English-language Limitless about female marathon runners; Rupak Das' A Dream Document about young Mumbaikars who dream of stardom; and serial killer story The Karma Killings by Ram Devineni and Tushar Parekh.

Festival programmers were also keen on My Son Is Gay [pictured], a Tamil fiction feature by Lokesh R; and Marathi-language socially relevant horror film Hide N Seek (Lapachhapi) by Vishal Furia.

The industry was also buzzing about two Malayalam films: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's fantasy Sexy Durga (which is attracting sales companies) and father-son story The Narrow Path (Ottayaal Paatha) by Santosh and Satish Babusenan. …

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