Filmmaker Agneya Singh says his film “M Cream”, which has garnered positive response internationally, is similar to foreign film “The Motorcycle Diaries”.
“It is very much like ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’. ‘M Cream’ explores the notions of rebellion in the youth. It follows the journey of four friends from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh in search of a magical drug,” Singh told IANS.
He added: “It is an attempt to capture the pulse of the youth and also raise a lot of questions.”
“The Motorcycle Diaries”, released in 2004, follows an inspiring journey of self-discovery and traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary heart.
The film, directed by Walter Salles, is about a road trip of Ernesto Che Guevara, who later made headlines as Cuban revolutionary. The song track titled “Al otro lado del río” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
“M Cream” won the best feature award in Rhode Island following which the film hit the trade all over US and in Europe, where it has been premiered in Ireland, Italy, Germany, France.
Actor Naseeruddin Shah’s son Imaad Shah and Ira Dubey play important roles in the film, produced by Vindhya Singh under the banner Agniputra Films.
The film has been written by Singh and draws heavily from his own life, having lived in Delhi and seen the craze for the particular drug.
Singh says the film “sends out a very positive message”.
He added: “The film is not so much about drugs or the use of drugs as much as it is about confronting the world around you. It is about the young people attempting to bring about a positive change.”
The film is slated to release on July 22.