Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bollywood at Cannes

Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout is getting great press from the festival. The Guardian calls it "bold noir" and "a brash, blockbusting corrective to Cannes's more sombre excesses." The Hollywood Reporter calls it an "artful genre movie:" 
A cunningly intricate first film from India, Monsoon Shootout combines the best of two worlds – a ferocious Mumbai cops and gangsters drama, and a satisfyingly arty plot that turns in on itself to examine the outcome of three possible choices a rookie cop might make when he confronts a ruthless killer. 

THR also has a nice write-up on Monsoon Shootout's producer, maverick Guneet Monga:
As a trail-blazing producer with over 20 films to her credit over the last five years,Guneet Monga heads her banner Sikhya Entertainment and runs acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap's production outfit AKFPL. Monga was featured as one of the 12 international players to watch in The Hollywood Reporter's 2012 Women in Entertainment special.  Once again, Monga is busy at Cannes where her films have been representing India two years in a row, including new titles The Lunchbox and Monsoon Shootout