MUMBAI: South Korean film sales company Finecut has acquired the international rights of Sidharth Srinivasan's horror film The Profane, a co-production effort from India, UK and Korea.
Andy Starke and Pete Tombs of UK's Root Films and Finecut's SUH Young-Joo are the production partners.
The film is the story of a brother and sister, at odds with the world and one another, who take their elderly mother to Varanasi to fulfill her dying wish – to be cremated and have her ashes scattered in the holy river Ganges.
But, once there, the mother refuses to die. To find a way out of their dilemma, her two children are forced to resort to extreme measures. Measures that trap them in a world of strange magic and dark desires, a world ruled by the dead rather than the living.
Earlier named Samaadhi (The Penance), the film was selected for Locarno Open Doors and Hong Kong Asia Film-Financing Forum 2011.
The Profane is likely to roll early 2013.
Sidharth Srinivasan’s debut short film, The Tightrope Walker, premiered in the Competition section at Venice Film Festival in 2000 while his feature film Pairon Talle (Soul of Sand) had its World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.