Tickets are now available for the 2022 Tribeca Fest, which runs from Wednesday June 8 to Sunday June 19. Held in New York, the annual film festival is organized by Tribeca Enterprises, which was founded in 2003 by film legends Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. Tribeca’s diverse lineup includes a selection of movies, TV episodes, panels and talks, music, and more. Its film schedule includes a plethora of categories, from American narrative competition to gala premieres. The first category, in particular, will host the world premiere of the comedy-heist film Four samosas by actor-writer-director Ravi Kapoor (Miss India America).
With Venk Potula (who also served as the film’s producer), Sonal Shah, Sharmita Bhattacharya, Nirvan Patnaik, Karan Soni, Summer Bishil and Meera Simhan, Four samosas tells the story of Vinny (Potula), a creatively stuck and aspiring rapper, who hatches a plan with his friends to steal his soon-to-be married ex-girlfriend’s family’s diamonds from the supermarket safe of her father in order to stop the marriage. The film is set in Los Angeles, specifically in the city’s Little India neighborhood, which deliberately highlights elements of Indian culture, from food and music to tradition and values. By Deadline, Ghosts star Utkarsh Ambudkar has signed as Four samosas‘ executive producer, with Verve Ventures set to handle its sales.
Four Samosas Tribeca tickets sold out in ten minutes
In our interview before Four samosas world premiere in Tribeca, Potula expressed her excitement at finally being able to “share [the movie] with the world,” the tickets the actor says sold out in ten minutes. “When you make a movie, it’s like a baby. You [have] to let it grow and let everyone experience it and ingest it as they should.” More importantly, for Potula and the rest of the film’s cast and crew, Tribeca will effectively mark the first time that ‘it will be seen by an audience. .’ I can’t wait to see it with a [audience], mostly a comedy,” he says. “It’s always fun to see where people laugh, and I can’t wait. I’ve seen it so many times, but seeing it with an audience I guess is like watching it for the first time.”
Four samosaspremiere in Tribeca is a sure sign of a change in the industry. It’s no secret that Indian cinema, especially Bollywood films, has long been a cinematic juggernaut, but for the majority of North American audiences, it’s rare to see a set of South Asian characters. on the screen. come on the heels of RRR in particular, which recently broke Netflix’s streaming records, it looks like we’re on the cusp of a surge in the desire for South Asian stories. “The fact that we’re here with an all-South Asian film in Tribeca is so huge,” says Potula. “I can’t imagine anything like this happening even three or four years ago.”
Four samosas will have several in-person screenings in Tribeca — with its first screening on Friday, June 10 marking its world premiere — before becoming available virtually throughout the festival on Sunday, June 12.