July 10, 2010 06:14:36 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wrote to producer Ross Katz asking to acquire the screenplay of Dev Benegal's feature film ROAD, MOVIE. The film starring Abhay Deol, Satish kaushik and Taanishtha Chatterjee has been called a "classic, touching journey" by Los Angeles Times made history when it became the first Hindi film to be acquired for US distribution by Robert DeNiro's company Tribeca Films.
The screenplay of Dev Benegal's film was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival (Atelier du Cannes) and was acclaimed for its whimsical tone and its genre bending style. It was amongst 15 best screenplays from around the world. A magical journey across the mythic landscape of India, Benegal's film has won rave reviews from audiences and critics worldwide as it became the first Hindi film to be bought worldwide by the acclaimed Fortissimo Films for global distribution. The film is running in USA and opens this August in Europe.
Speaking on the occasion, Veteran actor & director, Satish Kaushik says, "It is a great feeling to be a part of this internationally acclaimed movie which gave me the chance to widen my horizons and explore my talents. I am now inspired to try out the uncharted territories and to make movies of international caliber."
It was indeed a fresh and ravishing performance by Satish kaushik in ROAD, MOVIE who was till now known to play gripping comic roles in most Hindi Films till date. Having an international hit like ROAD, MOVIE to his name, has greatly inspired the veteran actor who is now looking for new challenges.