MUMBAI: Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) and Daily Multimedia Ltd have come together to release the Rajat Kapoor-directed film Fatso on 4 May.
Starring Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam and Gunjan Bakshi, the film takes audiences through an accidental incident that leads to Purab Kohli and the 300 pound protagonist, played by Ranvir Shorey, into exchanging lives between heaven and earth. In short, Fatso is all about love packaged with a calorie count.
The out and out comedy is already a subject of heated discussion overseas, the film having traveled to several international festivals including the South Asian International Film Festival in New York, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and Shanghai International Film Festival amongst many others.
Said PNC producer Pritish Nandy, "Fatso is funny, romantic, magical. Rajat Kapoor is at his finest as a director in the charming tradition of Raghu Romeo, Mixed Doubles and Mithya. Comedies rarely make it to top rung international film festivals."
The film was chosen as recipient of the prestigious Golden Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival.