Nawazuddin's next, Liar's Dice, in Sundance Film Festival
Jar Pictures next, Liar's Dice starring Nawazzuddin Siddiqui is selected in the competition category at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
The film will be featured in the "World Cinema Dramatic Competition." After Peepli Live, Liar's Dice is the only Indian film to be selected in the competition category in Sundance Film Festival, one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, held from in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A talented newbie from Sikkim Geetanjali Thapa (of I.D and Monsoon Shootout fame) and a debutant child actor from Shilma, Manya Gupta will be seen in the central roles along with Nawazuddin.
The Malayalam actress Geetu Mohandas who marks her directorial debut with this film says, "I am thrilled about Sundance. Even though we worked in the most difficult terrain, the shooting experience was very enjoyable. Sundance is an added feather in the Liars Dice experience for all of us!"
Divulging on the plot of the film she reveals, "The film tells a story of a young mother from a tribal community who along with her 3-year-old daughter embarks on a journey leaving her native land in search of her missing husband and encounters an army deserter who decides to accompany them to their destination." "The travel story stretching from a small village, Chitkul on the Indo-Tibet border to the industrial city Delhi is set against the alarming backdrop of the socio-political conditions of India where millions of labourers go missing and are considered just a number in government records." She adds.
Interestingly, Alan McAlex who co-produced the film with Ajay G. Rai for their banner, Jar Pictures was also associated with Peepli Live. “I was the line producer on Peepli Live which went in Sundance in the competition category in 2010 and it’s great to be back in the prestigious festival this time as a producer of Liar’s Dice and competing with world's best movies." says Alan.
Jar Pictures has produced films of varied genres including, the mainstream, Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana, I.D. which premiered in Busan and won the Grand Prix Award for the Best ﬁlm in Deauville Asia Film Festival in France and was the associated producer of critically acclaimed film Gangs Of Wasseypur part one and two which premiered at the Cannes 2012.
The film is shot by an ace cinematographer Rajeev Rai of Chandni Bar, Dev D, Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2, Monsoon Shootout fame.