September 9, 2010 06:29:54 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Expanding its investments in filmed entertainment business, PVR Pictures Limited, the film production and distribution arm of PVR Group, has signed a development deal with Dibakar Banerjee Productions (DBP). The development deal provides for the creation of a development silo for DBP on a film to be directed by Dibakar Banerjee and thereafter financing and worldwide distribution by PVR Pictures.
In announcing the new partnership, Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Group commented, "Dibakar is undoubtedly one of the finest among the new breed of Indian filmmakers. We are delighted to present Dibakar's next film and look forward to launching many more films under the ambit of this relationship with Dibakar Banerjee."
Commenting on the association, Dibakar Banerjee said, "PVR is a new age studio with new ideas about what films to make and how to market and distribute them. This raw, edgy and very contemporary political thriller is something both of us fell in love with together! And I believe a film is worth making when both the director and the producer have the same kind of thoughts for the subject. I'm looking forward to an exciting year with Ajay and his team!"
Kamal Gianchandani, President, PVR Pictures Limited added, "We have broken completely new ground by empowering some of the best talent in the Indian film industry. PVR Pictures team is extremely excited with this partnership and will offer Dibakar every support that is required to realize his vision."
Dibaker Banerjee has directed unconventional box-office successes like KHOSLA KA GHOSLA, OYE LUCKY, LUCKY OYE and LOVE SEX AUR DHOKA. Under this association, PVR Pictures will present Dibakar's soon to be titled 'political thriller'. The movie which is based on a European novel, published in the 1960s, will be co-produced by DBP and PVR Pictures. The movie will be directed by Dibakar Banerjee and is in the advanced stages of casting, it is slated for a 2011 release.