Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee’s directorial debut is official selection in a peek to Asian cinema section
Eight years after their film Dekh Indian Circus won acclaim at the Busan International Film Festival, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be premiering another film at the prestigious film festival this year. The duo’s Roam Rome Mein is lined up for a world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival to be held in the South Korean city in October this year.. The film also marks the directorial debut of Chatterjee and it covers three languages – English, Hindi and Italian.
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Commenting on the Busan premier, Tannishtha says, “Nawaz and I had ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ in Busan a few years back. That film won both of us a National award. In the last few years, I’ve had many films in Busan as an actor but each time something came up and I never could make it to the festival. So, this is a very special moment where I am doing the world premiere of my debut film in a festival which I have always wanted to go. I love Korean cinema, I love Korean food and I am really looking forward to premiering the film in Busan.”
Apparently, this idea was born when the duo shot for Academy award nominated film Lion (2016).
“When we were shooting for Lion, Nawaz and I thought of doing something together. The kind of cinema we would like to watch. That’s how Roam Rome Mein started ideating in my mind. Today we all are thrilled that we are having a world premiere in Busan,” said Chatterjee.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui adds, “It is definitely a happy moment for us that our film’s World Premiere is to be done at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival. It was fun and amazing to shoot in the beautiful Rome.”
Producer Ravi Walia says, “Tannishtha is such a fine actress and i always felt she would make a really good director one day. She has proved my judgement right. I am so glad that Roam Rome Mein is going to Premier at Busan, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. “
Roam Rome Mein is a psychological drama. It is a feminist film with a male protagonist.
Apart from Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tannishtha Chatterjee the cast also includes Valentina Corti, Isha Talwar, Francesco Apolloni, UrBano Barberini, Pamela Villoresi, Andrea Scarduzio.