Michael to have world premiere at Toronto fest

MUMBAI: Anurag Kashyap’s forthcoming film Michael will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

Directed by debutant director Ribhu Dasgupta and set in Kolkata, the film is a character-driven psychological thriller that captures a father-son relationship.

While Naseeruddin Shah plays the lead in the film, it also features Bengali actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Rudranil Ghosh in pivotal roles. Besides, the hubbub of North Kolkata plays an important character in his narrative.

"I have portrayed North Kolkata because I love that part of the city as it maintains the decadence of the heritage of Kolkata. When you will see the film, you will know why I chose that part of the city in particular," avers Dasgupta.

The festival will also see the world premiere of TOM Pictures’ Man on Ground. The film, directed by South Africa-based Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso, stars Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fabian Lojede, Manidsa Bardill and Thisiwe Ziqubu.

Man on Ground will be screened for three days on 12, 13 and 17 September.

The Toronto International Film Festival will be held from 8 to 18 September.

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