Manoj Bajpayee’s next feature, 'Bhonsle' to have its world premiere at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival. The 23rd edition of the festival will kick off on October 4 and conclude on October 13. The film directed by Devashish Makhija is nominated for the Kim Jiseok Award in the A Window on Asian Cinema section. The award will be given out together with a cash prize of 10,000 US dollars to the final two films, selected by the jury members at the Closing Ceremony.
The team of highly acclaimed short film, 'Taandav' - Manoj Bajpayee, director, Devashish Makhija and producer, Indie Muviz is back with this intense political drama, 'Bhonsle'. The actor had bagged the Best Actor award for the short film at the Filmfare Short Fim Awards 2016.
In this one Bajpayee will be seen in the titular role of a terminally ill lone wolf Maharashtrian cop Bhonsle, retired against his will, in politically tumultuous Mumbai, who finds himself forging an unlikely companionship with a 23-year-old North-Indian girl and her little brother, while the raging conflict destroying the world around them reaches his doorstep, giving him one last battle worth fighting for, but it might just be too late.
It also features a stellar cast like Marathi star Santosh Juvekar, theatre thespian Ipshita Chakraborty Singh and introducing the child artist Virat Vaibhav.
The acclaimed actor of 'Satya' and 'Aligarh', who is excited about the World Premiere says, “We are honoured to premiere 'Bhonsle' in the prestigious Busan Film Festival. 'Bhonsle' is my third film after 'Aligarh' and 'In The Shadows' to premiere at Busan. The film is special for me in so many ways. I have co-produced it and it is coming out in the 25th year of my career.”
Manoj adds, “The script came to me four and a half years ago, I strongly believed in it and the director and we are fortunate to find an amazing producing partner with Muvizz. I am glad that our vision is turning into reality and Busan selection proves that we were on the right path.”
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