Newton starring Rajkummar Rao and Rukh featuring Manoj Bajpayee are among the NFDC Film Bazaar’s 32 recommends. Both the projects are backed by Drishyam Films. Newton, is the second feature of Amit V Masurkar (of Sulemani Keeda fame) and was part of the Co-Production Market (CPM) at Film Bazaar last year.
The movie is about a rookie clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Central India, who tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces.
While, Atanu Mukherjee’s debut feature Rukh is about the journey of a boy rediscovering his lost connections and familial ties, through the secrets and memories he must confront on his way. The movie is inspired by Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s thriller film Rashomon.
“We are very excited to present the next set of films under the Drishyam banner at Film Bazaar 2016. Newton and Rukh stand true to our vision of content-driven cinema that is sure to resonate with audiences not just in India but across the world,” said producer Manish Mundra.
Celebrating its 10th edition, the annual NFDC Film Bazaar’s one of the main focuses this year will be virtual reality. There will be panel discussions and knowledge series workshops with eminent film professionals with a special sidebar dedicated to exploring virtual reality.
After filmmakers Shekhar Kapoor and Sudhir Mishra’s session last year on multiple film narratives developed with VR technology, 2016 Film Bazaar will showcase an interesting visual experiences inventory sessions, expositions and demos, which will be conducted by independent trans-media writer/producer/director Michel Reilhac.