Manoj Bajpayee's 'Joram' to get global theatrical release
Devashish Makhija's survival thriller 'Joram', which is playing at the Busan International Film Festival, will be released theatrically worldwide by Zee Studios in December, reported Variety. Read further on Dynamite News:
California [US]: Devashish Makhija's survival thriller 'Joram', which is playing at the Busan International Film Festival, will be released theatrically worldwide by Zee Studios in December, reported Variety.
The film, which premiered earlier this year in Rotterdam, is part of Busan's A Window on Asian Cinema strand. Manoj Bajpayee, who previously appeared in Makhija's 2016 short "Taandav" and as the titular character in "Bhonsle," plays Dasru, a tribal migrant worker in Mumbai whose history catches up with him and forces him to flee with his infant daughter Joram. Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub plays a weary Mumbai cop in pursuit of Dasru. A malevolent tribal lawmaker, played by Smita Tambe and Tannishtha Chatterjee (Busan winner "Roam Rome Mein") and Rajshri Deshpande make cameo appearances in the film.
According to Variety, the film is produced by Zee Studios and Makhijafilm. Zee Studios is enjoying an exceptional 2023 in both art and commerce aspects. Festival playdates for "Joram" also include Sydney, Edinburgh and Durban, where Bajpayee won best actor and Piyush Puty best cinematography, with Chicago next. The studio's "Kennedy," directed by Anurag Kashyap, bowed at Cannes and is on an extended festival run with next playdates IFFSA Toronto and the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Ashish Bende's "Aatmapamphlet" and series "Brown," headlined by Karisma Kapoor, debuted at the Berlinale. And "Gadar 2," starring Sunny Deol, is one of the biggest Indian box office hits of the year.
Makhija said, "Although it's our third collaboration, 'Joram' will be the first time Manoj and I see a theatrical release together. For Anupama Bose and myself at Makhijafilm this will be an incredible culmination of a most incredible journey for our first production. 'Joram' has screened at the top festivals on each and every continent in under a year, in the main competition in most of them. To now give a release worldwide in theatres for our labor-of-endless-love vindicates the immense faith and stamina and rigour Zee Studios has shown in 'Joram'. We cannot wait to hear what the audiences have to say."
Bajpayee said, "I am excited about 'Joram' and the recognition it has received at prestigious international film festivals. We are bringing this compelling story to cinemas worldwide on December 1, 2023. The journey of this film from the international stage to the big screen underscores its universal and timeless themes. I can't wait to share this profound story with a global audience and hope it echoes with people from various backgrounds and cultures," reported Variety. (ANI)