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17 global co-producers for Irrfan Khan's THE LUNCHBOX
August 24, 2013 02:52:15 PM IST By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
THE LUNCHBOX, a film written and directed by Ritesh Batra that had its world premiere in the Cannes Critics' Week this year has 17 global co-producers. It is first such Indian film to have been produced through an extensive global co-production route. The film has already recovered its cost of production and made profits through the sale of its rights in various overseas territories even before its release in India. It is releasing in India on 20th September 2013 after having completed a very successful festival run around the globe. It will be presented to Indian audiences by Karan Johar and distributed by UTV Disney. The film stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Nakul Vaid and Lillete Dubey.
Among the co-producers of the film is Danis Tanovic a Bosnian Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter who wrote and directed the 2001 Bosnian movie NO MAN'S LAND that won the 2001 Academy Award as the best film in a foreign language category, pipping our own LAGAAN in the race. Marc Baschet, the producer of NO MAN'S LAND, is also in the long list of co-producers of THE LUNCHBOX. Here is the list: -