After garnering a fantastic response whilst competing at the International Critics Week at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Peddlers, starring Gulshan Deviah, Siddharth Menon, Kriti Malhotra and Nimrat Kaur and directed by Vasan Bala, is all set to screen at the TIFF this year.
The film has been programmed for the City to City section with an aim to bring global cities to Toronto audiences, where the focus will be on Mumbai this year.
Produced by Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap, Peddlers has definitely been creating an impact with the buzz around it in India and in the international festival circuits. Speaking about the film, Guneet Monga says, “TIFF is among world’s top movie events, and is a gateway for international films into the North American region. We are very proud and honoured to have not one, but four of our films including Peddlers at the festival this year. Eros International saw the potential in the film the moment they saw it and decided to back it up.”
Interestingly, Peddlers is Vasan’s directorial debut. Prior to Peddlers, Vasan has assisted Kashyap on Dev D, That Girl In Yellow Boots among others and partnered with him as the Associate Director of Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna, which was filmed in India. Talking about his first film, director Vasan Bala says, “It’s great that the film has been selected at Toronto after Cannes. Since the French press sighted a very American independent influence on the film, I am quite curious how it will be received here”.
Director & Screenwriter – Vasan Bala
Producers – Guneet Monga & Anurag Kashyap
Distributor / Partner – Eros International [India]
Music Composer – Karan Kulkarni
Language – Hindi
Duration – 116 Minutes
Cast – Gulshan Devaiah, Siddharth Menon, Nimrat Kaur, Kriti Malhotra
Cannes Festival Selection – Selected for the International Critics Week and in competition for the Camera do’r Awards and
Cannes International Film Festival, 2012