After having traveling across festivals including the Nashville Film Festival and also being screened one of the largest LGBTQ film festivals, Outshine in Miami, the film is now set for its India premiere at the ongoing Kashish Film Festival which is India's biggest LGBT film festival. Just ahead of the India premiere, The teaser of Kunal Kapoor’s new film – NOBLEMEN is out, and it tackles the extremely pertinent and important issue of bullying in high schools. The film, produced by Yoodlee Films – the film production stable from Saregama India – is directed by Vandana Kataria, and has an ensemble of fresh faces, along with Kunal Kapoor.
The film is narrated through the tale of the main protagonist, a young 15-year-old boy, Shay, who struggles to come to terms with his adolescent years, and is terrorized by a gang of bullies. The film is set in an all boys’ boarding school, where Shay’s interest in dramatics is encouraged by Murali, (Kunal Kapoor). However what starts off as his desire to be a part in the enactment of the Shakespearean play, The Merchant of Venice, turns into a battle of student hierarchy and egos, unleashing a chain of events that lead to loss of life and innocence.
This will be the third film by Saregama’s film production arm, Yoodlee films. Yoodlee Films has previously released the critically applauded Ajji, directed by Devashish Makhija last year, and the sensitive and mature romantic drama Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz, directed by Onir, earlier this year.
Kunal Kapoor started his career with MEENAXI: A TALE OF THREE CITIES and gave some hit movies like RANG DE BASANTI with Aamir Khan, BACHNA AE HASEENO, WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR (special appearance). He will be also seen in GOLD starring Akshay Kumar in the lead.