Though generally Bollywood films get released on DVDs abroad, except for Shah Rukh Khan's and other big budget films that release in theatres, Sanjay Sharma's DUNNO Y... NA JAANE KYUN is going to see a theatrical release in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, all with largely German speaking populace.
DUNNO Y... would be the first small budget film to be released in theaters in these countries. And, while big blockbusters are aimed at the Indians settled there, DUNNO Y would be targeting the Germans as well. This is the reason why it will have German subtitles or may even get dubbed in German in the second phase of the release in November, which follows the first phase in September. To prove how it's being sought after abroad, big German distributors are queuing up to get the film.
Since DUNNO Y... is the first Indian film about serious gay relationships because of which it is generating a lot of curiosity all over the globe... as it is proving from the various international awards that it is winning. The German distributors also realize the true potential of the film and so impressed were they that they read about the film and hunted for lead actor Kapil Sharma's email id! "Those guys read about the film in their local newspapers and also on the Internet and requested me and I sent them a screener of the film and they really liked it. So, the deal is on and we are working on a contract now," says Kapil.
So, looks like DUNNO Y is going to put India on a global map in terms of cinema!