Filmmaker Pan Nalin’s latest film, “Last Film Show”, will hit theaters nationwide on October 14, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur announced on Tuesday.
The Gujarati-language coming-of-age drama had its world premiere as the opening film at the Tribeca Film Festival in June last year.
Titled ”Chhello Show” in Gujarati, the film won numerous awards during its festival, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain, where it also enjoyed commercial success upon its theatrical release. .
It is produced by Kapur’s banner, Roy Kapur Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chhello Show LLP and Marc Duale.
Roy Kapur said he was delighted to collaborate with Nalin, best known for films such as ”Samsara”, ”Valley of Flowers” and ”Angry Indian Goddesses”, and Jugaad Motion Pictures’ Dheer Momaya .
The producer said it was the right time to release “Last Film Show” because it is a film that celebrates the magic and wonder of the theater experience.
”There couldn’t be a more auspicious time for the release of this film as cinema around the world has been disrupted by a pandemic and audiences are left to reminisce about the first time they fell in love with it. the experience of watching a movie in a darkened theater,” Roy Kapur said in a statement.
“It is a matter of pride that such a powerful work of art has come out of India, and we are sure that Indian audiences will fall in love with it, like all over the world,” he added.
Inspired by Nalin’s own memories of falling in love with cinema as a child in rural Gujarat, “Last Film Show” is set at the dawn of the digital revolution.
Set in a remote rural village in Saurashtra, the film follows the story of a nine-year-old boy who begins a love affair with cinema when he finds his way into a run-down movie palace and spends a summer in watching movies from the projection booth. .
Nalin said he was delighted with his partnership with Roy Kapur.
“Sid has proven his passion and penchant for producing high entertainment, and with his help, we look forward to entertaining Indian viewers with our labor of love,” said the director.
With support from Roy Kapur Films, Nalin said the team aims to give him a good release across the country, including his home state of Gujarat.
“I am also delighted that the India release coincides with its theatrical release in the United States, Italy and Japan,” he added.
Jugaad Motion Pictures’ Momaya said he was confident the film would be well received across cultures, languages and age groups.
“The unanimous and mouth-watering demand for Kathiawari delights after screenings is always amusing, so much so that our Italian and Japanese distributors requested a cookbook that they would make available to their audiences,” added Momaya. Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orange Studio serves as the international distributor for the US and European markets, respectively.
The legendary Shochiku Studios serves as the Japanese distributor, while Medusa will present “Last Film Show” in Italian cinemas.
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