Tanishtha Chatterjee’s directorial debut film, ROAM ROME MEIN starring multifaceted actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui had a world premiere yesterday at the prestigious Busan Film Festival and the actress turned director is elated and feeling blessed.
“This is a very special moment where I am showcasing the world premiere of my debut film ROAM ROME MEIN at a festival which I have always wanted to be a part of ”said the actress expressing her happiness.
Adding a little about her film she says, “When we were shooting for LION, Nawaz and I mutually expressed the thought of exploring avenues of working on a project together pertaining to a genre that the two us would enjoy watching as audience. That’s how ROAM ROME MEIN started ideating in my mind. Then Ravi Walia came on board as a producer and Ridhima Lulla from Eros loved the concept. And we made the film. We all are thrilled that we had a world premiere in Busan”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui adds, “It is definitely a happy moment for us that our film's World Premiere is to be held at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival. It was an absolute pleasure working on this film and shooting in the charming city of Rome.”
Ridhima Lulla, Chief Creative Officer, Eros International Media ltd, "Extremely proud that our film ROAM ROME MEIN is going to premier at the prestigious Busan film festival. And congratulations Tannishtha for the fantastic debut as a director."
Producer Ravi Walia says, "Tannishtha is a fine actress and I always felt she would make a really good director one day. She has proved my judgment right. I am so glad that ROAM ROME MEIN is going to be premiered at Busan. "
Speaking further on her association with Nawaj and her fascination with Korean cinema, Tannishtha said. “ Nawaz and I had ‘DEKH INDIAN CIRCUS’ in Busan in the past. Courtesy this film, the two us received a National award. In the last few years I’ve had many films in premiered/ screened at Busan as an actor but each time something came up and I was unable to attend the festival. So, this is a very special moment where I am showcasing the world premiere of my debut film at a festival which I have always wanted to be a part of. I enjoy both Korean cinema and cuisine and am thrilled to premiere the film in Busan.”
ROAM ROME MEIN is a psychological drama. It is a feminist film with a male protagonist.
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead, the film also features Tanishtha Chatterjee Valentina Corti, Isha Talwar, Francesco Apolloni, UrBano Barberini, Pamela Villoresi and Andrea Scarduzio in important roles.
The sound is designed by four-time National award winner Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Music by Alokananda Dasgupta. Cinematographer is Sunita Radia. Film's Italian crew includes the costume designer Ginevra Polvarelli, and casting director Cristina Puccinelli. And is produced by Ravi Walia of Rising Star Entertainment and Eros International.
The film is in Hindi, English and Italian.