Drishyam Films’ upcoming home productions, Amit Masurkar’s Newton starring Rajkummar Rao and Atanu Mukherjee’s Rukh starring Manoj Bajpayee are at the NFDC Film Bazaar 2016. Both the films, which were submitted to the Viewing Room, are among the selected 32 Film Bazaar Recommends. Newton, the second feature of Amit V Masurkar (of Sulemani Keeda fame) was part of the Co-Production Market (CPM) at Film Bazaar 2015. The film starring Rajkummar Rao 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 and the looming fear of a guerrilla attack by Communist rebels.
Atanu Mukherjee’s debut feature Rukh starring Manoj Bajpayee 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 Akira Kurosawa’s thriller film Rashomon. 32 FBR films including 5 feature docus and 27 fiction features in 14 languages will pitch their trailers in the ‘Investor’s Pitch’ at 10th NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 will be held at Marriott, Goa from November 20-24 Manish Mundra, Founder of Drishyam Films and the producer of Newton and Rukh says: “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.” Film Bazaar Recommends, as the name suggests, are feature length films recommended specially by the Film Bazaar team from among the film submissions to the Viewing Room. The Film Bazaar Recommends feature 32 films out of 164-feature length films (131 fiction features and 33 documentaries) submitted to the Viewing Room this year.
About Drishyam Films: A company born out of love for cinema, Drishyam Films aims to build a platform for unique voices of Indian independent cinema and create global content with rich Indian flavours. Their filmmaking journey started with the award-winning film Ankhon Dekhi directed by Rajat Kapoor. Its success was followed by Umrika directed by Prashant Nair which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2015 and bagged the Audience Choice Award. Soon after, Dhanak directed by Nagesh Kukunoor won the Grand Jury prize at Berlinale 2015, and Masaan directed by Neeraj Ghaywan picked up two big awards at Cannes 2015.Drishyam’s next film Waiting directed by Anu Menon, premiered at the prestigious Dubai International Film Festival, and released across India in 2016 to universal acclaim. Dhanak was released soon after with much fanfare from critics and audiences alike. Their upcoming productions include Atanu Mukerjee’s Rukh starring Manoj Bajpayee and Amit Masurkar’s Newton starring Rajkummar Rao. Drishyam Films has also partnered with the Sundance Institute, USA to organise a Screenwriters’ lab for Indian writers. They have recently set up a VFX studio specialising in post-production and visual effects for feature films and commercials. Drishyam VFX has provided end-to-end VFX services for tent-pole Bollywood films such as Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor, Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro and Vishal Bharadwaj’s upcoming feature Rangoon, among many others.