Archive for December 9, 2015

Brahman Naman

We are little late on this. But here’s some good news about Q’s latest film, Brahman Naman. The film has been selected to compete at the Sundance Film Festival in World Cinema Dramatic Competition segment. Interestingly, the film is in English language. It will compete with 11 other films in that segment.

And here’s the official synopsis –

It is the 1980s and Naman is a clever, know-it-all teenager. Along with his friends, Ajay and Ramu, they are ‘The Three Musketeers’ who win every quiz competition, using their prize money to get drunk. They think they are super cool, but in reality, they are geeks.

When the gang succeed in getting into the All-India quiz final, they go on a chaotic train ride to Calcutta with Bernie, their 60 year old anarchist quizzer mentor. On the journey, Naman falls hard for Naina, a super smart and drop dead gorgeous quizzer, who is his superior in every way.

As we follow Naman on his quest for love and glory, it is his adventures along the way and the characters that fill them that make the story so special – outsmarting rival quiz teams, seeking their revenge when they can’t and plots to humiliate the school jocks – all culminate in Naman finding out what he is really made of.

Brahman Naman is a true Indian teenage comedy. It is funny, touching and will be universal in its appeal. It is about the exhilaration and confusion of being 17 – the pleasure of being in a gang, breaking the rules, acting big, falling in love – coming of age.

The film stars Shashank Arora (Titli), Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad, Vaiswath Shankar, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, and Sid Mallya.

We had announced about the Tamasha Post Screening Q an A with Imtiaz Ali here. Thanks to our friends at FilterCopy, the entire Q and A is online now. Apologies for the bad sound as we had to do the session in open area this time. Use headphones or speakers.

Like always, Imtiaz was quite candid about his thoughts and our criticism about the film. Also, the high point was a bunch of us saying “Hiiii” to A R Rahman on Imtiaz’s phone.

All the details in the pics/documents attached. Do check it out.