September 20, 2010 03:40:05 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
Anurag Kashyap's THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) turned out to be the most well received Indian film at this year's festival through the weekend gone by.
Set in Pune and Mumbai, THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS is the moving story of the travails of a white-skinned foreign girl named Ruth who comes to India in search of her Bengali father, a photographer.
She bribes bureaucrats to get her tourist visa extended, learns parlour massage to service men in the back alleys and supports a useless, drug-addicted boyfriend even as underworld sharks eye this fair-skinned girl. Sexually explicit dialogues flow freely in this film which has been rated 'adult' by the censors.
With the film, after the much acclaimed DEV D, Kashyap's reputation as one of the leaders of the independent film movement in India has been sealed. Reacted Kashyap, "The audience reaction here and in Venice was incredible. I never expected that the film will evoke such a strong response and reaction."
According to the director, he was inspired to make the film after reading about the story of a German girl who came to India over three years ago in search of her lost father.
Playing the role of Ruth, Kashyap's partner Kalki Koechlin, born to French parents in India, has put in a stellar performance after her role as Chandramukhi in DEV D.