First Look - Trailer & Poster Art Reveaaled for Noir Thriller GURGAON
Anurag Kashyap launched today the poster of Gurgaon, a noir thriller slated for a pan India release on 4th August 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 Ragini Khanna (actress of hugely popular tv shows Sasuraal Genda Phool and Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi), Akshay Oberoi (upcoming film Akshat Verma's next Kaalakaandi starring Saif Ali Khan), 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). Check out the official trailer below:
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.
Gurgaon, is a cautionary tale that reminds us of the famous saying, what goes around, comes around.
Gurgaon was selected at Work-In-Progress Lab of NFDC Film Bazaar in 2015, won the Prasad DI Award in the fiction feature category.
Anurag Kashyap launches the poster of Gurgaon. On being a part of this launch event, he 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 says, "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"
About Shanker Raman
Shanker Raman is an award-winning cinematographer, writer and producer, having worked professionally over the last two decades on several documentaries, shorts, feature films and TV commercials. After completing his Bachelors in Physics, he went on to major in Cinematography from the Film and TV Institute of India, Pune. Shanker has shot seven feature films, written and co-written several screenplays. His first feature, Frozen was awarded Best Cinematography at the prestigious Indian National Awards and at the Durban International Film Festival, an original spectacle in black and white cinematography which World Premiered at TIFF 2007. In 2010, he shot, co-wrote and co-produced Harud(Autumn) which world premiered at TIFF 2010. It won the Don Quixote award at the Fribourg International Film Festival 2011 and the Indian National Award for Best Film in Urdu 2013. In 2011, after working on The Reluctant Fundamentalist as Second Unit Cinematographer, Shanker collaborated with Mira Nair to shoot her short film God Room, as part of a compilation film titled Words with God, with six other directors, Emir Kusturica, Bahman Ghobadi, Amos Gitai, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Alex de la Iglesia and Hideo Nakata and produced by Guillermo Arriaga. Gurgaon is his first film as director.
About JAR Pictures
Two dynamic film production professionals with a wide body of experience ranging from independent cinema, to non-mainstream art house films to commercially successful Bollywood hits between them, Ajay G. Rai and Alan McAlex, came together to form JAR Pictures. The company produced Liar's Dice (Sundance 2014), that played in various festivals, winning numerous awards and followed by India's official submission for the 2015 Academy Awards. They also produced Killa that was selected at Berlinale 2014, winning the Crystal Bear as well as the Special Mention. Their latest feature The New Classmate was lauded at the BFI London Film Festival 2015 and had a very successful theatrical run.
About Akshay Oberoi
Akshay Oberoi is a Mumbai based Film/TV/Theatre actor. He began his career as a child actor in 2001 with American Chai. After which he received his bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts and Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. Akshay did theatre in India before starting his Hindi film career with Rajshree production's Isi Life Mein in 2010. He was then seen in UTV's horror film Pizza in 2014. Post that he appeared in a cameo in Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor and in a lead role in Laal Rang. Akshay's two films, Gurgaon, directed by National award-winning cinematographer Shanker Raman and Bombairiya, are set to release soon. He's currently working on Akshat Verma's Kaalakaandi and Disco 82. Apart from films, Akshay is also active in the web series space. He has recently starred in Viacom 18's, It's Not That Simple and will next be seen in Panorama Studio's, Barcode.
About Ragini Khanna
Ragini Khanna is an Indian Film & TV actress who has appeared in more than 30 television shows and has earned numerous accolades. She has a significant fan base who refer to themselves as 'Ragnians'. She began her career with television series called Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi followed by Bhaskar Bharti and later Sasural Genda Phool. In 2011, Ragini made her Hindi feature film debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's comedy film Teen Thay Bhai. In 2013, she worked in a Punjabi film Bha Ji in Problem produced by Akshay Kumar. She is scheduled to feature opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a film titled Ghoomketu produced by Anurag Kashyap and Phantom production. Post that her next project is Shanker Raman's debut feature Gurgaon produced by JAR pictures.