Anurag Kashyap launches the poster of ‘Gurgaon’, to release on August 4
Inspired by true events, ‘Gurgaon’, is the directorial debut of National award-winning cinematographer Shanker Raman and os produced by JAR Pictures
Anurag Kashyap launched the poster of Gurgaon, a noir thriller slated for a pan India release on August 4, 2017. The film is produced by JAR Pictures, the makers of award-winning and internationally acclaimed films, Liar’s Dice, Killa and Nil Battey Sannata.
The directorial debut of National award-winning cinematographer, Shanker Raman (Frozen, Peepli Live) features TV actress Ragini Khanna, Akshay Oberoi (who will be seen in Akshat Verma’s Kaalakaandi), Pankaj Tripathi (Omkara, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 & 2 and Newton), Aamir Bashir (A Wednesday, Frozen and The Great Indian Butterfly), and Shalini Vatsa (Peepli Live).
Gurgaon, is a cautionary tale that reminds us of the famous saying, what goes around, comes around. The story has Kehri Singh, a real estate baron, runs his business ‘Preet Real Estate’ in his daughter’s name. She is his lucky charm and the apple of his eye. Kehri Singh’s oldest son Nikki Singh, is often side-lined by his father as a brash, insolent, good for nothing, who only brings bad luck. Driven by his need to pay off a large debt to a local bookie, Nikki Singh sets off a chilling chain of events, that unwittingly force his cold-blooded father to confront his buried past.
The film was selected at the Work-In-Progress Lab of NFDC Film Bazaar in 2015 and won the Prasad DI Award in the fiction feature category.
Speaking on the film, Anurag Kashyap said, “I saw Gurgaon last year and for me it is genuinely one of the best suspense thrillers, I’ve seen in the longest time and it’s in my list of best movies. The amount of tension the movie builds, it’s not only engaging but it also has some incredible performances. It’s worth watching.”
Ajay G. Rai, the producer of Gurgaon and co-founder of JAR Pictures along with Alan McAlex says, “Gurgaon is a noir thriller and a very special film for JAR Pictures. This is our fourth film to release after Liar’s Dice, Killa, Nil Battey Sannata and the first film that we are releasing ourselves. We are really looking forward to the audiences’ response.”
The film is produced by Ajay G. Rai and Alan McAlex of JAR Pictures along with Madhukar R. Musle of M.R. Filmworks, Nisha N. Sujan of Hashtag Film Studios and Abbas Ali Rattansi.
Talking about his directorial debut which he also co-wrote Shanker Raman, an Alumni of FTII and the National award-winning cinematographer of Frozen says, “This film has been built and supported by incredible talent. The fact that it is ready for a nationwide release is evidence that anything is possible when we love and support each other. Come celebrate their work and be a part of it.”
Ragini Khanna on being cast for this role says, “When I read the script, I was very excited that the director saw me as an actor and not just as a bubbly girl out of a TV show. To get an opportunity which is so creative, is very evolving for an actor. It was liberating for me, as I explored a lot of untapped emotional areas and it was a journey of self-discovery. Shanker was very generous, so it was an enriching experience working on Gurgaon.”
Akshay Oberoi shares his wonderful experience and adds, “I am really excited to be a part of this interesting project. It has been such a pleasure working with Shanker, Ajay and the entire cast. The story is about a strained relationship between a father and a son, set in the fastest growing city in India, Gurgaon”