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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
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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.

SIDDARTH ROY KAPUR, RITESH BATRA, KARAN JOHAR, IRRFAN KHAN, NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI & NIMRAT KAUR AT THE LUNCHBOX FILM SCREENING & PRESS MEET photo gallery
view  KARAN JOHAR, IRRFAN KHAN, NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI AT
THE LUNCHBOX FILM SCREENING & PRESS MEET photo gallery

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: -

Producers: GUNEET MONGA, ANURAG KASHYAP, ARUN RANGACHARI

Co-producers: KARAN JOHAR, RONNIE SCREWVALA, SIDDHARTH ROY KAPOOR, NINA LATH GUPTA, SHAHNAAB ALAM, VIVEK RANGACHARI, SUNIL JOHN, NITTIN KENI, KARSTEN STOTER, BENNY DRECHSEL, CEDOMIR KOLAR, MARC BASCHET and DANIS TANOVIC

Executive Producers: IRRFAN KHAN, LYDIA DEAN PILCHER AND RITESH BATRA

CHECK OUT: LUNCHBOX makers to throw party for Karan Johar

Presenting Companies: DHARMA PRODUCTIONS (INDIA), UTV MOTION PICTURES (INDIA), DAR MOTION PICTURES (INDIA)

Production Companies: SIKHYA ENTERTAINMENT (INDIA)

Co-Producing Companies: NFDC (INDIA), ROHFILM (GERMANY), ASAP FILMS (FRANCE), CINE MOSAIC (USA)

With The Support of: ARTE France Cinema, CNC (France), MEDIENBOARD Berlin-Brandenburg

International Sales Agent: THE MATCH FACTORY (Germany)

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)


 

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